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SJO Productions Supercross and the Figure 8 Derby Race Through The Grandstands at the 2023 Sanilac County Youth and 4-H Fair!

Sandusky, MI – Monday and Tuesday launch the beginning of an exciting week at the Sanilac County Youth & 4-H Fair! With endless activities throughout the day and amazing nightly events, all at an unbelievable cost, there is something that will make everyone in your family smile.
Monday, August 7th, the Grandstands will be full of excitement, as jumps and wheelies are performed by SJO Productions Supercross! The racers are scheduled to grab your attention at 7:00 p.m. sharp and race until 10:00 p.m.! “Supercross is a new Grandstand Show for the Fair, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see something new and find out what the hype is all about,” proclaims Jay Berry, Sanilac County Youth & 4-H President. Monday night’s Supercross performance is sponsored by the Cros-Lex Eagles and Helena Chemical!
The fun doesn’t start at 7:00 p.m., it starts way sooner with so many things to see throughout the Fairgrounds, starting with Animal Shows at 9:00 a.m.! Horses & Ponies, Prospect Beef, Alpacas, and Sheep will be shown throughout the day in the Dairy Barn, Livestock Arena, and Equestrian Arena. “Watching the youth show off their skills, hard work, and determination is what makes the Sanilac County Fair so special,” shares Berry, “Youth will have their barns and stalls all decorated for the week, so make sure to walk through the barns, say hello to the animals, and check out all the great decor!”
Starting Monday and available until Saturday, a Dairy Educational Trailer will be available throughout the day by the Grand Champion Barn. This opportunity is a fantastic way to better understand the Dairy Industry, as it demonstrates how milk gets from a cow all the way to the consumer. Inflatables will be set up on Monday in front of the Round Roof Barn, which will remain in that location for the remainder of the week, for little ones to enjoy! Another must-see attraction is The High Flying Pages, which will demonstrate a breathtaking High-Flying Trapeze and Globe of Death performance between the Eatstand and FFA Barn Sunday through Saturday! While walking around the Fair, keep your eyes open for The Quack Pack, who are dogs showing off their skills in herding ducks! The Quack Pack will be waddling around throughout the day from Sunday till Thursday! No rides will be available Monday, but carnival food will be open, so make sure to get your yearly fix.
Tuesday, August 8th, is Senior Citizen and Veterans Day at the Fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.! Within those hours, anyone over 60 and Veterans gets admission to the Fair for only $8! Tuesday is also “Homemaker Day” with the Homemaker Presentation taking place at the Grandstands at 6:45 p.m. “Honoring community members, that make Sanilac County such a great place to live, is one of the benefits of being Fairboard President,” explains Berry.
Following the presentation, at 7:00 p.m., the Figure 8 Derby will take over the Grandstands with a show that is sure to impress! Drivers navigate cars through an exciting, challenging course with twisting turns and bumps, while maneuvering their cars along the track to complete laps as quickly as possible without getting spun out! Figure 8 shows are full of fun and excitement for the whole family! “A Big Thank You goes out to DTE for sponsoring the Figure 8 Derby, and for their continued support in the Sanilac County Youth & 4-H Fair,” shares Berry.
Tuesday is a wonderful day for watching shows with Swine (market and showmanship), Horses & Ponies, Dairy Veal Calves, and Poultry shows starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day! Throughout the day visit the various barns to see the many displays of fine arts, clothing and textiles, food and nutrition, and other demonstrations of all the things the Youth have learned throughout the year. Also, make sure to stop by the eat stand and meet some of the amazing members and get some tasty food! Tuesday is the first day of the week that rides by Big Rock Amusements will be available! From 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., ride all the rides you can, as they are included in the one-price cost.
The Sanilac County Youth and 4-H Fair is a pay-one-price fair, which means parking, entry, rides, exhibits, and grandstands are all included in the gate price. Gate prices vary throughout the week: Sunday is free; Monday is $10 per person; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are $15 per person; and Friday and Saturday are $20 per person. Children under the age of 2 years who want to ride the rides MUST pay the full admission price but are otherwise free to enter. There is a $2 activation fee for wristbands. There are no exceptions to the policy of no refunds and no rain checks.
MEGA passes, which provide admission all week to the Fair and include rides, are on sale now for $70 each until July 21st and $75 after July 21st until supply runs out. There are also Weekly Passes available for $50, which do not include rides, available until July 21st. The passes can be purchased at the Fair office at 210 Dawson Street, Sandusky. Tickets can also be bought ahead of time using the Fair’s Website,, once you buy the tickets you will receive a QR code to scan for entry!
For more information on the Sanilac County Youth and 4-H Fair, contact the Fairboard office at 810-648-9297,, or visit the Sanilac Youth and 4-H Fair website at

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