One of the high points of Michigan Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary is coming June 14 with a Centennial Celebration at the organization’s home office on the west side of Lansing. Regular Farm Bureau members are invited to attend for a day of summer fun and festivities with food, games, prizes and entertainment for all ages.
Admission is free but registration is required online by June 1. Use the event unlock code 1919.
The historic day of fellowship takes place 3-8 p.m. Friday, June 14 at the Farm Bureau Center, 7373 W. Saginaw Hwy. in Lansing.
Because of limited on-site parking, attendees driving themselves to the event will park at nearby Mount Hope Church (202 S. Creyts Road, Lansing) and take a shuttle bus from there to Farm Bureau Center.
Attendees can also take advantage of free charter bus transportation to and from the event; click here for a list of bus pick-up locations and times. Buses are scheduled to arrive at the event at 3 p.m. and depart promptly at 8 p.m. Be sure to select the RIDING BUS ticket option when registering to take advantage of this complementary transportation option.
Space is limited, so register today to reserve your seat!
Entertainment & Fun & Games
MFB’s State Young Farmer Committee is hosting a cornhole tournament to determine once and for all which county Farm Bureau’s beanbag tossers reign supreme.
For the kids there’ll be inflatable bounce houses, face painting and pedal pull tractors while the grown-ups take their turn on a mechanical bull.
A dunk tank will help raise funds for the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture.
An on-site DJ will set the stage for musical guests later in the day: Three Men and a Tenor take the main stage in the late afternoon, followed by rising country star Jordan Davis in a live performance sponsored by Consumers Energy.
Food & Drink
A pair of food trucks will dish up deliciousness for all. Paradise Concessions will cover the summer picnic-inspired basics, and the MSU Dairy Store will cover the dessert base.
To wash it down there’ll be on tap a custom-brewed centennial beer, centennial-branded red and white wine and all the necessary non-alcoholic beverages as well.
Finally, the occasion will provide a venue for two momentous events outside the themes above: the launch of MFB’s second FARM Science Lab trailer and the interment of the organization’s 100-year time capsule on the home office grounds.
For more information, visit www.MFB100.com/celebrate/.