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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Invites Businesses to 'Come to the Great Lakes State Fair'

Public Date: 8/2/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

​Waterford, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson encourages local businesses to 'Come to the Great Lakes State Fair!' to be held Labor Day Weekend in Oakland County at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.
 
'We welcome the return of the State Fair and we’re proud to host it in Oakland County,' said Patterson. 'I encourage all companies to sponsor a booth and show everybody all the great things we make here in Michigan.'

Companies are invited to become a Great Lakes State Fair Exhibitor. The event has several opportunities for displays, including Michigan Pavilion featuring Michigan-made products. On Aug. 30, there will be a VIP reception and Charity Reception along with a special press preview. For a vendor application, see www.GreatLakesStateFair.org/vendors.

The family-focused event will be jam-packed with all the typical excitement of previous State Fairs, including animals, agriculture, Michigan-made products, food and beverages, entertainment, a midway and carnival rides. The Detroit Shrine Circus will also be featured under The Big Top during the fair, with tickets included in the all-inclusive admission price.

About the Great Lakes State Fair
The Michigan State Fair, which debuted in Detroit in 1849, was one of the oldest state fairs in the United States. It moved permanently to the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Woodward Avenue in 1905 and was held there until 2009. The Great Lakes State Fair is a not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in providing opportunities for the development and promotion of agriculture, education, industry and family entertainment, while preserving our Michigan heritage. The fair is organized with programs and exhibits designed to include local and regional participation, demonstration and competition. www.GreatLakesStateFair.org.

 

About Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs
The Oakland County Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs is committed to promoting economic vitality, supporting distinct communities and conserving environmental resources through knowledge, cooperation and consultation services. For additional information, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com.