The Michigan State Fair is an annual event originally held by the state of Michigan in Detroit and currently operated by the private entity Michigan State Fair LLC in the Suburban Collection Showplace in the Metro Detroit suburb of Novi.
The first official Michigan State Fair was held in 1849 in Detroit, Michigan. Subsequent fairs were held in other cities until it received its permanent home in 1905 at the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit.
Who doesn’t love and remember attending the Michigan State Fair when it rolled in to town every August, occupying that sprawling stretch just north of Grand Circus Park at Woodward and Eight Mile? These fascinating black and white photos were taken by Joey Harrison that bring you back the Michigan State Fair in 1973.