The Clinton Fall Festival takes place every September in the village of Clinton, Michigan. Live music and dance, over 225 craft stalls, lost arts exhibitions, carnival, children’s events, car show, a small rodeo, and a parade make this event a classical Midwestern festival for all ages. Every year it attracts about 50,000 attendees.
The major highlight of the festival is the parade that goes through downtown usually on Sunday afternoon. Thousands of spectators line the streets and greet the one-hour long procession with over 100 floats and units such as marching bands.
Clinton Village is located by the River Raisin in the Irish Hills area of northeastern Lenawee County and dates back to 1838. The festival originated in 1973 to draw visitors and promote local businesses. It has now grown to a three-day event filled with entertainment and fun. Live music on two stages, delicious treats from food vendors, as well as crafts and merchandise, occupy the village center during the last weekend of September. Children will enjoy carnival rides, petting zoo, camel rides, mini-tractor pull, and the inflatables. Local schools prepare many of their own activities and displays. There are silent auctions and a used book sale. The Michigan High School Rodeo and a softball tournament take place during the festival.