Photos: An afternoon at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair

(Deborah Haak-Frost|Watershed Voice)

With just a few more days left for one of the county’s time-honored traditions, Watershed Voice took a walk through the festivities at the fairgrounds. 

The always-popular carnival rides bustled with attendees, and food vendors served up treats. Tweens and teens involved in 4H brought their best animals and performances, and local citizens vied for prizes for best crafts, foods, plants, and more. New this year, a display on the history of Constantine shared information about important people and places from the town’s past. Other historical features included an antique potato digger, corn processor, classic cars, and a camper from the 1950s. Fairgoers also heard live music from local acts, watched pigs and a llama perform tricks with the Pork Chop Revue, and more. 

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.