OSCEOLA AND MECOSTA COUNTIES – Each year, thousands of people flood and Osceola and Mecosta counties for the annual county fairs. In the midst of all this traffic, fair boards strive to maintain buildings and facilities that are serviceable. In order to help fairs statewide, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced a funding opportunity through two grants.
“County fairs are a really great way for people to connect with each other while connecting with our roots as an agricultural-based state,” said Jennifer Holton, director of communications at Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. “They also provide educational opportunities for our state’s youth, so it’s important to keep these kinds of events going.”