The Michigan State Fair kicks off this week with live bands, pregnant animals, carnival rides and tasty if not always wholesome food.
The 152-year-old event kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sept. 4.
The fair features 63 rides, daily livestock shows, an animal birthing center and big-name musicians including rock veteran Alice Cooper, R&B star Ginuwine and country singer Billy Currington.
A day at the fair will cost $9 for adults and $4 for children. Children under two are admitted free.
The fair aims to bring rural and urban communities together through agriculture and entertainment.