St. Mary's Polish Country Fair opens Friday
Bands, groups entertain afternoons, evenings
The summer season kicks off this weekend with the 42nd Annual St. Mary's Polish Country Fair in Orchard Lake.
The four-day event opens Friday and continues through Monday through Memorial Day.
Fair-goers will find a midway filled with 45-plus rides from an 80-foot rollercoaster to a merry go round.
There's also a kid zone and crafts for youngsters. For the older set there's a Las Vegas tent, Bingo and adult beverages.
Foods include authentic Polish and all-American food ranging from pierogis, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, sauerkraut, hamburgers, corn dogs, fresh baked goods and smoothies.
Carnival rides include an 80-foot rollercoaster and 45 plus midway rides including a merry go round. Look for the kids zone and crafts for youngsters.
There are musical acts each afternoon and evening including:
- Orchard Lake St. Mary's Jazz Ensemble
- The Night Hawks Jazz Orchestra
- The Hips featuring Pete and Sarah Woodman
- Polish Muslims
- Divine Union
- Fifty Amp Fuse
- Big Daddy & The La De Das
- Kenny Watson
- Sean Blackman
- Hot Sauce
- MEGA 80s
- Bugs Beddow Band
- Roots Vibration
The fair opens 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday -- it's on the campus of Orchard Lake St. Mary. 3535 Indian Trail.
Admission is free/ parking is $10.