St. Joseph County Grange Fair starts Sunday in Centreville

(St. Joseph County Grange Fair Facebook page)

Christina Yunker, Fair Manager, and the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board invite everyone to bring family and friends for an action-packed, fun-filled week at the Fairgrounds in Centreville starting Sunday, September 17 through Saturday, September 23.

New this year at the fair is Heritage Hall in Building #49. Take a step back in time to the 1950s and walk through the history of Constantine, view a 1950s fire truck, kitchen, a camper, and more.

Throughout the week, attendees can explore the 4-H barns, commercial barns, Heritage Park, Pork Chop Revue, Gilmore Car Museum, Free Stage, Community Tent, Beer Tent, Miracle of Life Birthing Tent, St. Joseph County United Way Silent Auction. Heritage Park will include the garden, Open Class Antique Tractor display, the Forager, blacksmith, and corn sheller. The Pork Chop Revue is a comedy/animal/variety show that features pigs and hogs performing stunts and tricks.

Attractions, provided by Skerbeck Entertainment Group, open up on Monday, September 18. Ride wristbands and MEGA BAND tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm on September 17, or can be purchased upon arrival. DeWayne Spaw, a country music entertainer, will be playing all week around the fairgrounds at pop-up locations. The Grandstand will feature events like harness racing, dirt drags, tractor pulls, and a demolition derby. The Free Stage and the Community Tent will host a variety of bands, shows, and activities every day. 

A full schedule can be found on the fair’s website, along with ticket and entry prices. 

Deborah Haak-Frost is the Caretaker for Community Engagement at GilChrist Retreat Center in Three Rivers, and volunteers with *culture is not optional, a Three Rivers-based community development organization.