Marion Fair continues through Saturday

MARION — A rainy start to the Marion Fair slowed opening day on Monday, but many more events throughout the week are sure to speed up the fun.

4-H members could be seen preparing their animals and exhibits for shows and carnival staff members setting up rides for all ages. Food and item vendors also had a slow start due to the rain.

Upcoming events include a draft horse show and pull today. Thursday gives grandstand attendees an opportunity to tap their feet to the beat of Petoskey’s Steel Drum Band and enjoy an off-road derby. Kids Day also takes place on Thursday. Events including games and contests, a Pinewood Derby, which is new this year, free hot dogs and soda, free I.D. cards and a scavenger hunt will be offered especially for children.

A 4-H alumni sweepstakes competition also will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, and offer the chance for former members to join a friendly competition. The cost to participate is $5. The top male and female showmen will win a hooded sweatshirt and any extra revenue will go back to the youth to help with premiums.

Friday is the date of the Figure 8 derby, and Saturday hosts the antique tractor show and rodeo.

For more information or a full schedule of events, visit marionfair.com or find Marion Fair on Facebook.