Saginaw County Fair Complaint - Sad state of af-fair
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- Many years ago when I was a lad I could always look forward to going to the county fair in Saginaw.In the 50's and 60's it would keep me busy for a week going through the exhibit barns, trying all the rides on the midway, playing the games and eating myself into a stupor on concession food.
The fairgrounds occupied a square mile at the corner of Hess and Genesee streets and was the largest county fair east of the rockies
As the town changed, due to the '67 riots, the attendance dropped from 2 or 3 hundred thousand to practically nothing and the fair was moved to Chesaning, Michigan. This is a real cowtown and to say the least, a most unwelcome change took place. The fair now is about what you'd expect to see at the Munger Potato festival or the Skeels, Mi. homecoming!The are a few crappy rides, a few food stands and a couple barns with animals and handicrafts. The whole thing can be seen in about 4 hours.
I know you can't go back again but it is a da*n shame that an entire county would give up the heritage that it had in it's grasp!