2016 Michigan State Fair

Would you like something special to do with the family over the Labor Day weekend?

As the last days of summer wind down before children head off to school, you may be looking for some memory making events to enjoy with the family. If you live in the Novi, Northville, or South Lyon, Michigan area, you have a variety of exciting things to choose from.

Here are our top picks for events you won’t want to miss.

2016 Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

  • September 1 – September 5, 2016
  • Thursday – Sunday:  Open from 10:00 am -10:00 pm
  • Monday open from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Suburban Collection Showplace
  • 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Roads in Novi, MI

If you have never attended the Michigan State Fair in Novi, Michigan, you are in for a treat. This year, your family will be able to enjoy:

  • The Arnold Amusements Carnival Midway Mania filled with carnival rides to delight both your child and the child in you.
  • The Shrine Circus
  • The 2nd Annual State Fair Superstar Contest at the Main Stage
  • An interior exhibition hall
  • Racing pigs and dog performances
  • An Equestrian Pavilion with competitions
  • Farmers Market with Michigan made products and Michigan grown produce
  • Baby animal exhibits
  • Scrumptious food and treats
  • Tons of contests you can watch or participate in from pie eating contests to Mother/Daughter & Father/Son Look Alike contests and more!


General Admission: Includes indoor exhibits, livestock, agriculture, home arts displays and demonstrations. General admission does not include carnival rides or entrance to the Shrine Circus performance area.

  • Online: $6.00 for adults and children 2 years and older
  • At the door: $8.00 for adults
  • At the door: $6.00 for children 3-11
  • Children 2 and under are free with a paying adult

Fair Admission and Carnival Rides Only Wristband

  • Online: $23.00

Fair Admission and Circus Only

  • Online: $23.00

Best Value: Fair, Shrine Circus Performance and Unlimited Rides Wristband

  • Online: $30.00 for adults and children 2 years and older
  • At the door price: $30.00 for adults and children 2 years and older

To purchase tickets online, please see: Michigan State Fair Tickets

Shrine Circus Performances

The Shrine Circus performances will be held:

  • Daily at: 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:30 pm
  • Monday, September 5, 2016 the final circus performance is at 7:00 pm

For a detailed daily schedule of all events, please see: Schedule Breakdown

Parking: $5.00 Parking

Michigan State Fair Labor Day Parade

  • Monday, September 5
  • Time: 10:00 am

The Michigan State Fair Labor Day parade will begin promptly at 10:00 am on Monday, September 5 rain or shine. The parade will start at the Novi High School parking lot at 24062 Taft Rd. Novi, MI 48375, and proceed along Taft Road to Grand River Ave. It will conclude at the Suburban Collection Showplace’s East Main Entrance.

Special Announcement: 50% off coupons valid on State Fair Ultimate Tickets will be distributed at the parade.

Take Away

Novi, Michigan will be filled with family-friendly things to do this Labor Day weekend at the 2016 Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair located at the Suburban Collection Showplace and the Labor Day parade.

From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!