Grants aim to spruce up Michigan county fairgrounds

Capital News Service
LANSING — Julia Arian had to look hard to find great food the last time she visited a county fair. “There was only one dingy shelter that had a line that stretched out of the door serving food,” said Arian, a longtime fair enthusiast from Lansing. “The shelter was not appealing at all.”
But the length of the line prompted her to try the food, “which ended up being fantastic!” she said. Next time Arian may not have to look so hard. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is offering $300,000 in grants so county fairs can improve their buildings and grounds.