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Silent Auction items needed

Posted July 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Planning has already begun for the 2013 St. Joseph County United Way Silent Auction and your help is needed! The United Way is preparing for another successful silent auction to be held during fair week at the Centreville fairgrounds. Approximately 150,000-170,000 people attend the annual event to be held this year from September 15th through […]

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Tractor and Truck Pulls scheduled for Saturday (June 1st) CANCELLED

Posted June 1, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair and Fun Time Pullers have cancelled their tractor and truck pulls scheduled for Saturday (June 1st). In announcing the action, Fair Manager Bill Johnson said, “The inclement conditions along with the stormy forecast caused this decision.” Source:  Announcement from Bill Johnson, Manager, St. Joseph County Grange Fair

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George Jones dies at age 81

Posted April 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There’s sad news from the entertainment world today regarding the passing of a country music legend, George Jones, at age 81. Thankfully, we can treasure the memories of the music he made during his long career.  For some of us, those memories include his performance at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville Thursday […]

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Building #32 gets a new look with help from The Home Depot

Posted April 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Building #32 at the St. Joseph County Grange Fairgrounds in Centreville took on a new look Wednesday (April 25) with help from The Home Depot. As noted by Jessica Kline, manager of The Home Depot in Three Rivers, eight volunteers from the store were on hand to install metal siding on the building which is […]

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Josh Turner and Kix Brooks to entertain at St. Joseph County Grange Fair in September

Posted February 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair has announced the “primary concert information” for the 2013 Fair. Josh Turner will perform on Saturday, September 21st at 8 p.m. with special guest Kix Brooks, formerly of Brooks & Dunn.  Brooks will take the stage at 7 p.m. as the opening act for Turner. Tickets will go on […]

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St. Joseph County Grange Fair receives state improvement grant

Posted February 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

State Rep. Matt Lori announced Tuesday (February 5th) that the St. Joseph County Grange Fair will receive a $20,000 state grant to fund construction of an educational exhibit pavilion to showcase beef. The county is participating in the County Fairs Capital Improvement Program, which provides Michigan’s county fairs with funds for proposed enhancements to fairgrounds […]

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Fair manager recaps 2012 St. Joseph County Grange Fair – attendance up from last year

Posted September 24, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Bill Johnson, manager of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair, has recapped this year’s fair – September 16-22, 2012 – in the following news release: The Directors were more than elated with the kick off of the 2012 Fair.   The Fair had excellent weather for the first two days.   Attendance was up slightly, attendees and […]

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St. Joseph County Grange Fair wraps up with Saturday night concert by country music star Alan Jackson

Posted September 23, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Country music star Alan Jackson brought a ‘high tech’ but ‘down home’ concert to an enthusiastic audience at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Saturday evening (September 22nd). There was a ‘full house’ in the grandstand, the track seats, and the bleachers that were brought in to accommodate the sellout crowd of 5,200. It was […]

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Saturday night concert by Alan Jackson to cap this year’s St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 21, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Saturday (September 22nd) is likely to be a big day at the fairgrounds in Centreville as the 162nd St. Joseph County Grange Fair draws to a close. Capping the day – and fair week – will be a concert by country music star Alan Jackson at 8 p.m. The concert is “completely sold out” – […]

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Fairgoers in Centreville include Sturgis woman who’s attended St. Joseph County Fair for 90 years

Posted September 21, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair, which draws to a close on Saturday (September 22nd), is a longstanding tradition that spans 162 years.  Such longevity is rather amazing.  Equally amazing is the fact that Maxine Ropp of Sturgis has been attending the fair for 90 of her 94 years. During a Thursday afternoon (September 20th) […]

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Friday – Veterans’ Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 21, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Friday (September 21) is Veterans’ Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville. Here’s the lineup for the next-to-last-day of this year’s Fair: 8:00 a.m. – Antique Tractor Pulls 8:30 a.m. – Draft Horse Cart – Draft Horse Hitch 1 hour after end of cart 10:00 a.m. – Bingo (Community Tent) 1:00 p.m. […]

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Harness horse racing program brings memories of longtime announcer Jack Calvert

Posted September 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

There was a tinge of loss and sadness associated with the harness horse racing at this year’s St. Joseph County Grange Fair. Missing from the activity was the voice of Jack Calvert who was the announcer for the races in Centreville for more than 60 years.  Calvert, of Attica, Michigan, had been scheduled to announce […]

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Thursday – Ladies’ Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Thursday (September 20) is Ladies’ Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville. Here’s the lineup for the day: 8:30 a.m. – Pony Halter Show 9:30 a.m. – The Cooking Show by Tom & Joyce Rose (Community Tent) 10:00 a.m. – Small Animal Sale 10:30 a.m. – Large Animal Sale 11:30 a.m. – […]

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‘Educational Garden’ adds to St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 19, 2012 by Bruce Snook

One of the most beautiful spots on the St. Joseph County Grange Fairgrounds in Centreville is the ‘Educational Garden’ designed and created by Michigan Master Gardener volunteers. The garden is located on the west side of the fairgrounds – not far from the ‘kiddie rides’ area. Within the garden is a ‘Mini-Meadow’ that looks considerably […]

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Tuesday – ‘Education Day’ at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair!

Posted September 18, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday is ‘Education Day’ at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville. During a mid-afternoon media briefing on Monday (September 17th), Fair Manager Bill Johnson was asked about opening day on Sunday and said, ““It looks like we’re up 5 percent over Sunday of last year.”  And, regarding Monday – Kids Day – he […]

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Birth announcements from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 18, 2012 by Bruce Snook

One of the “must see” spots on the St. Joseph County Grange Fairgrounds this week is the tent housing the Miracle of Birth Exhibit. A visit there Monday afternoon (September 17th) yielded the accompanying photos that provide several glimpses into this special place.

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‘Elephant Encounter’ new feature of this year’s St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 17, 2012 by Bruce Snook

‘Elephant ears’ have long been a part of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville and that tradition continues, but this year’s Fair is going a bit further with ‘Elephant Encounter’, an attraction that features two real elephants, one Asian, the other African. Elephant Encounter is described as “an educational and entertaining experience for […]

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Monday is ‘Kids Day’ at St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Posted September 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The 2012 St. Joseph County Grange Fair is off and running in Centreville! In keeping with a long tradition, Monday (September 17th) is Kids Day at the Fair Here’s the schedule of events for Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4H Horse Show (Day 2) 8:30 a.m. – 4H/Open Class Goat Show 9:30 a.m. – 4H Swine […]

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Fair board cancels Saturday morning parade

Posted September 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair has announced that – due to the great success of the ticket sales for the Alan Jackson Concert – the fair board has made the decision to cancel the parade in front of the grandstands scheduled for Saturday morning (September 22nd) at 11 a.m. In a news release announcing […]

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St. Joseph County Transportation Authority providing rides to Centreville Fair

Posted September 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (SJCTA) is providing rides to the St. Joseph County Grange Fair.  The Fair is underway through Saturday (September 22) in Centreville. The ride program was one of the Fair-related topics covered during a media luncheon last week under a colorful tent on the infield of the track of the […]

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