2018 Ann Arbor Carnivals and Fairs (with Rides)

My daughter loves rides, so carnivals and fairs that bring rides to town are a big hit with her. Arbor Annie has compiled a list of Ann Arbor Carnivals (including those in nearby communities). 

Ann Arbor Carnivals and Fairs

Ann Arbor Carnivals

Our list includes carnivals in communities surrounding Ann Arbor that have rides. Unfortunately this leaves out some great events like the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

For our family, the Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival is an annual tradition. The 2018 ANn Arbor Jaycees Carnival runs June 20-24.  They hosted us on opening night to provide you with all the details.

Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival

Carnivals are ordered by event date. If you know of one that we missed, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

Sumpter County Fest

Date/Time Event
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05/25/2018
5:00pm-11:59pm
Sumpter Country Fest
at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
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05/26/2018
12:00pm-11:59pm
Sumpter Country Fest
at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
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05/27/2018
12:00pm-11:59pm
Sumpter Country Fest
at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
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05/28/2018
12:00pm-10:00pm
Sumpter Country Fest
at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan

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Milan Fair

We attended the Milan Fair several times when my daughter was younger. It has become harder to attend since it is held during the school year now.

Date/Time Event
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05/31/2018
4:00pm-10:00pm
Milan Fair & Parade
at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
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06/01/2018
4:00pm-11:00pm
Milan Fair & Fireworks
at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
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06/02/2018
11:00am-11:30pm
Milan Fair
at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan

Hamburg Fun Fest

Date/Time Event
06/15/2018
1:00pm-11:30pm
Hamburg Fun Fest
at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
06/16/2018
10:00am-11:30pm
Hamburg Fun Fest
at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan

Canton Liberty Fest

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
06/14/2018
1:00pm-10:00pm
Canton Liberty Fest
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
💙🎟
06/15/2018
1:00pm-11:00pm
Canton Liberty Fest
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
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06/16/2018
8:00am-11:00am
Liberty Run
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
💙🎟
06/16/2018
10:00am-11:00pm
Canton Liberty Fest
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan

Belleville Strawberry Festival

Belleville Strawberry Festival happens throughout Belleville. Stop by and celebrate the strawberry harvest.

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
06/15/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Belleville Strawberry Festival
at Downtown Belleville, Belleville Michigan
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06/16/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Belleville Strawberry Festival
at Downtown Belleville, Belleville Michigan
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06/17/2018
9:00am-8:00pm
Belleville Strawberry Festival
at Downtown Belleville, Belleville Michigan


Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival

My favorite memory of the Jaycees Carnival is when my daughter was 4. She wanted to ride a crazy Twister ride. She barely made the height requirement. Later I found out she wanted to ride because it had a sign saying 4 tickets and she thought that meant it was for 4 year olds. Fortunately she loved it.

Check out our walkthrough of the 2018 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival and get all the details in our Carnival Review. Thank you to the Jaycees for hosting us to enable the walkthrough and review.

Live at the Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival. Thank you to the Jaycees for sponsoring our visit. Read our review & get the full schedule here: https://annarborwithkids.com/articles/2018-ann-arbor-jaycees-carnival-review-2/

Posted by Ann Arbor with Kids on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
06/20/2018
4:00pm-11:00pm

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival


at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival is an Ann Arbor tradition. It is held each June in the Pioneer High School parking lot. The Carnival includes rides, games, and food.
💙🎟
06/21/2018
4:00pm-11:00pm

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival


at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival is an Ann Arbor tradition. It is held each June in the Pioneer High School parking lot. The Carnival includes rides, games, and food.
💙🎟
06/22/2018
4:00pm-11:00pm

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival


at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival is an Ann Arbor tradition. It is held each June in the Pioneer High School parking lot. The Carnival includes rides, games, and food.
💙🎟
06/23/2018
12:00pm-11:00pm

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival


at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival is an Ann Arbor tradition. It is held each June in the Pioneer High School parking lot. The Carnival includes rides, games, and food.
💙🎟
06/24/2018
12:00pm-11:00pm

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival


at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival is an Ann Arbor tradition. It is held each June in the Pioneer High School parking lot. The Carnival includes rides, games, and food.

Michigan Challenge Balloon Fest

Howell hosts the Michigan Challenge Balloon Fest. Come see the hot air balloons and stay for the carnival rides and more family fun.

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
06/22/2018
2:00pm-11:00pm
Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival
at Howell High School, Howell Michigan
💙🎟
06/23/2018
6:00am-11:00pm
Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival
at Howell High School, Howell Michigan
💙🎟
06/24/2018
6:00am-11:00pm
Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival
at Howell High School, Howell Michigan

Chelsea Community Fair

Date/Time Event
💙
08/21/2018
12:00pm-10:00pm
Chelsea Community Fair
at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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08/22/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Chelsea Community Fair
at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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08/23/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Chelsea Community Fair
at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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08/24/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Chelsea Community Fair
at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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08/25/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Chelsea Community Fair
at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan

Saline Fair

My daughter and I were regulars at the Saline Fair when she was a toddler and in preschool. It was always held the weekend after Labor Day which was before her preschool started. Even though they moved the fair up to end on Labor Day, our holiday weekend tends to be too busy getting ready for back to school.

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
08/29/2018
9:00am-11:59pm
Saline Fair
at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
08/30/2018
9:00am-11:59pm
Saline Fair
at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
08/31/2018
9:00am-11:59pm
Saline Fair
at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
09/01/2018
9:00am-11:59pm
Saline Fair
at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
09/02/2018
9:00am-11:59pm
Saline Fair
at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
09/03/2018
9:00am-11:59pm
Saline Fair
at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan

Michigan State Fair

The Michigan State Fair is held at Suburban Showcase in Novi on Labor Day Weekend.

Date/Time Event
💙
08/30/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Michigan State Fair
at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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08/31/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Michigan State Fair
at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
💙
09/01/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Michigan State Fair
at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
💙
09/02/2018
10:00am-10:00pm
Michigan State Fair
at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
💙
09/03/2018
10:00am-9:00pm
Michigan State Fair
at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan

 

 

 

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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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