As you may recall, last year the Governor decided not to provide any funding for the annual state fair (the nation's oldest), effectively putting it out of business. The early intention was to redevelop the fairgrounds into something else, as if there isn't enough vacant, useless land in the city waiting to be developed. Thankfully, it looks like there might be a good solution on the horizon, as the Huron-Clinton Metroparks board may take it over and turn it into a full time park while continuing the fair. I hope it works out.
See the Free Press article for more details: http://freep.com/article/20100225/NEWS05/2250572/1318/Possible-land-lease-could-bring-back-the-state-fair
5 years ago