Today is the second day of the Great Lakes State Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi and people from all over the region arrived to enjoy it.
Livonia resident Linda Reamy said, "We went to the State Fair every year until they closed it down a few years ago. We've been missing it! When we heard it was back...well, here we are!"
According to Blair Bowman, owner of the Suburban Collection Showplace, the crowds have been steady over the first two days of the event. On-line ticket sales (new for the facility) seem to have increased traffic for the fair.
"We couldn't be happier with having the fair here - everyone is thrilled that it's back," he said. "The exhibitors have been very pleased and have enjoyed the air conditioning and the cleanliness of the facility."
Bowman said there was little challenge in having all the animals in the building. "We're used to having animals here. The dog shows are here, as are the Pet Expo and equestrian events. However, there are definitely more legs in the building this weekend than is usual!"
The fair is open 8 a.m. to midnight today through Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.
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More details about the schedule, parking, entrance fees and a map of the venue can be found on novi.patch.com.