If you are looking for low cost or free family fun this summer why not head out to one of the many festivals and fairs held in Imlay City, Michigan. Imlay City is close to the M53 and I69 expressways in Michigan, and located in the thumb area of Michigan. The city is an easy drive from most metro Detroit suburbs. Its home to the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds, where a full schedule of family friendly events takes place over the summer. The fairgrounds are large, with modern restrooms, and paved paths for good accessibility and plenty of parking, which is free at most events.
Imlay City itself is a quaint small farming town, with many well- kept historic homes and a walkable downtown district that is beautifully planted. It has many interesting shops and restaurants, including authentic Mexican restaurants. It also has modern hotels and motels for visitors and a complete array of fast food places. Links to the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce and several hotels are at the end of this article.
Imlay City is famous for its Vlasic Pickle factory ( Pinnacle Foods) where the world’s number one selling pickle was first produced. It’s the only place the 120 Vlasic brand products are produced in the US. The fields around the city and across Michigan produce the cucumbers and other produce needed to make the Vlasic products. The facility often processes 25 semi-loads of cucumbers a day in late summer.
So if you are looking for an interesting, family fun day, (or two), why not try one of the festivals and fairs in Imlay City, Michigan? A few descriptions of the events follow.