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Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 : 5:59 a.m.

Ribbon cut at ceremonial opening of 74th annual Chelsea Community Fair Monday night

By Lisa Allmendinger


Chelsea City Councilwoman Cheri Albertson (center) cut the ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the 74th annual Chelsea Community Fair Monday evening. She is flanked by several fair board members, last year's fair queen and this year's fair queen candidates.

Lisa Allmendinger |

The 74th annual Chelsea Community Fair gets underway Tuesday at noon and the rides open at 5 p.m.

On Monday, the ceremonial ribbon-cutting takes place. The steers, feeder calves, horses, rabbits and poultry arrive on the fairgrounds and the agricultural, sewing and arts and crafts are judged.


From left 2010 Chelsea Community Fair Queen Kennedy Aldrich, 16, of Chelsea, and fair queen candidates Hannah Linteau, 16, of Chelsea, Amanda Johnson, 17, of Chelsea, Fair Board President Rick Boham, Michelle Flaugher, 16, of Chelsea, Chelsea Brown, 17, of Dexter, and Morgan Kern, 14, of Chelsea pose for a photo following the ceremonial opening the the Chelsea Community Fair.

Lisa Allmendinger |

This year's fair queen competition, which has five candidates, takes place Friday at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose arena.

Tuesday, the rabbits are judged at 9 a.m., poultry is judged at 11 a.m. and a horse show takes place all afternoon.

At 5:30 p.m. is the children's parade, at 7 p.m., sheep judging takes place and at 7:30 p.m. is the demolition derby.

For a complete list of activities, click here.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at For more Chelsea stories, visit our Chelsea page.



Tue, Aug 23, 2011 : 1:43 p.m.

Reminder, Salines is next week. We are going to try to make it to both.