Since 1857, the Ionia Free Fair has been an important part of the state?s history and ranked as one of the top fifty fairs in the nation. Today it continues to be one of the premier events of the summer season in Michigan. Through the years the historic grandstand has been visited by Gabby Hayes, Les Paul, Buster Keaton, Sonny and Cher, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, and other legendary entertainers. The Ionia Free Fair is also known for its wide variety of free entertainment placed throughout the midway including daily circus performances, high trapeze acts, and the E!Park Stage with musical talent, dance troupes, a pageant and more.
Whether you are visiting us for the first time or a 5th generation patron, you are very important to us and the success of the fair. Visit us July 18-27, 2013 and make a memory to last a lifetime.