The St. Joseph County Grange Fair kicks off on Sunday, September 16 and will through the evening of Saturday, September 22. It has been ranked as one of the top five fairs in Michigan. For locals, it's also known as the " Centreville Grange Fair". The first fair, or fair like event, was September 20, 1851.

The first event is the 4-H Horse Show, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Horse Show Arena. More importantly to some, the Midway opens at noon, which includes rides, games and food vendors.

Courtesy of Dawn Mathews

Monday September, 17 is "Kid's Day" with many kid friendly events scheduled throughout the day.

Courtesy of Katie Staple/ A smaller attendee enjoying "The Milk Stand", a fair favorite.

Tuesday is "Education Day" and "Wristband Day" with educational events all while allowing as many rides as one can handle for one set price. An off Road Derby and Demolition Derby will also take place in the Grandstands beginning at 7 p.m.

Wednesday will be "Seniors' Day" and another "Wristband Day". Super Kicker Bull Riding and Barrel Racing will take place at the Grandstands starting at 7 p.m.

Thursday September, 20 is "Ladies Day" and "Fair T-Shirt Free Day". An Irish Folk Band will perform at the Community Tent from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m with a Bluegrass band set to take the same stage directly after.

Friday is "Veterans' Day" and there are multiple music performances scheduled throughout the day. A 4-H Sweepstakes Showmanship Contest will take place in the Show Arena at 7 p.m. just as the Modified Tractor and Truck Pulls starts in the Grandstands.

Saturday is the last day of the event and is "Agriculture Education Day". Three fun events stand out here; A Charity Pie Eating contest that begins at noon in the Community Tent, a Goat Costume Contest in the Show Arena at 4 p.m. directly followed by the Goat Obstacle Coarse.

For a complete list of St. Joseph County Grange Fair events, click here.