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Virtual Michigan State Fair kicks off Thursday
Published: 9/2/2020
The 2020 Michigan State Fair presented by Ram Trucks has released their schedule of virtual events for September 3 through 7! The virtual fair is a free online event campaign that will include hourly social media posts consisting of interactive contests and activities, live demonstrations and performances, historical and educational features, and much more!
For the opening ceremony on Thursday, Guernsey Farms Dairy is offering a discount on Buttermilk Chicken meals when presented with the State Fair coupon from the Michigan State Fair Facebook page. Viewers are encouraged to share a photo of them enjoying the take-out meal while watching the opening ceremony to be entered to win a giveaway!
Each morning of the fair will be kicked off with a virtual workout for the “Get Up & Get Moovin” feature brought to you by Ascension Health! The day will continue on with contests and activities including a family photo contest, Oakland County Parks scavenger hunt, look-a-like contest, build your own butter cow contest, and more! Winners will receive prizes and family four packs to the 2021 Michigan State Fair.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the audience can tune into cook along segments and learn how to whip up fun and healthy meals for the whole family with Stacy Zuelly’s BBQ Bootcamp, Renee Chodkowski “The Great Foodini,” and Executive Chef Ken Miller at Tollgate Farms. Families can enjoy these meals while watching musical performances and interviews featuring all previous years State Fair Superstar winners in the “State Fair Superstar Virtual Revue” segments that will debut throughout the duration of the fair!
The 2nd annual Moovin’ thru the Midway 5K presented by Flagstar Bank will now be a virtual run this year and select participants will be featured on Sunday morning. All proceeds from the 5K will support Military Families United! Runners will receive a T-shirt and a one of a kind Moovin’ thru the Midway finisher medal.
Giving back to the community has always been at the center of the organization since the inception in 2013. In the seven years since they have been in existence, the Michigan State Fair LLC has given a total of $3,230,000 in the form of charitable, financial, and in-kind contributions to community organizations, scholarship recipients, and various charities.
For the 2020 event, the Michigan State Fair has selected four community causes that they will be directly making donations to. The fair has made an expanded commitment of $50,000 to urban and rural youth scholarships, compared to the $40,000 awarded in 2019. Additional donations have also been committed to the Oakland Avenue Farm in Detroit, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Military Families United. Through this new virtual effort, the Michigan State Fair is asking the viewers and participants to donate to the Go Fund Me page and aid the fair in the support of these highlighted community partners.

The full schedule of events can be found on the Michigan State Fair website or social media pages. Make sure to like and follow the Michigan State Fair LLC Presented by Ram Trucks on their social media pages and tune in for the virtual festivities!
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