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Why the 56th annual Ottawa County Fair should be on your list of places to go

Posted at 3:57 AM, Jul 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-24 04:32:38-04

HOLLAND, Mich.  -- For more than half a century, the Ottawa County Fair has been thrilling kids and adults with rides, animals, shows and - of course- fair food.  Now in it's 56th year, the fair is underway in Holland and runs through Saturday, July 26.

4-H judging, a staple of fairs everywhere, runs each day and includes and annual high point, the 4-H Auction, on Thursday. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. an the auction starts at 6.

There are more grandstand events: Black Cat Thrill Drivers Thursday, and Unique Motor Sports drag racing on Friday. Grandstand admission is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 3-10.

Fair general admission is $3 for adults, kids 10 and under are free.

Friday is both Senior Day and Military, Police & Firefighter Appreciation Day.