Ingham County Fair is a Family Tradition Dating back to 1855
What's that old saying, "bring 'em to Ingham" as in the Ingham County Fair. The Ingham County Agricultural Society held the first Ingham County Fair in Mason in 1855.
It began as a "free street fair" held at the Court House Square in 1855. In 1856, a four acre plot of land in the southwest quarter of section nine in Vevay Township was purchased as the new site for the annual event.
But that location was too small, so in 1871, the society purchased land at the corner of Jefferson Street and Kipp Road. The Ingham County Road Commission in 1930 purchased the fairgrounds that are used today at 700 E. Ash Street in Mason.
An Ingham County News article boasted that an automobile was given away at the fair in 1935, and that one of the main attractions was parachute artist Merton Coleman, a World War I veteran.
Grandstands and a race track were constructed and used for the first time in 1936. Read more great information about the Ingham County Fair, just click here on the Lansing State Journal.