Ethnicity Entertainment: Native American Dancers, September18, 1999. Photo: Laura McGuire
The September 2000 marks the 32nd Annual Magic of
Fall/Troy Daze Festival. The festival attracts more than 100,000
people annually to celebrate the community with arts and cultural
displays, performances, food contests, and activities for families
and people of all ages. The festival is planned and run by several
thousand community volunteers, from youth to seniors. Among the
many programs are amateur talent shows, amusement rides, an arts
and crafts show, enthi-city booths, entertainment, a parade,
pancake breakfasts, pony rides, special needs children and adults
day, a student art show, and a student poster contest.
Pageants are also part of the festivities. Its Miss
Troy Pageant is affiliated with Miss Michigan USA Pageant, and the
Junior Miss Troy Pageant is affiliated with Miss Teen USA
The festival is a true community event; its festival
committee contributes more than 8,000 volunteer hours, and all
funding is derived from activities, including corporate
sponsorships, amusement rides, booth fees, contest fees, and
This project is documented with newspaper clippings,
a description of the event, a program, a few dozen color
photocopies of photographs, a video, and five PC diskettes,
providing an overview and holding a photo archive.
Originally submitted by: Carl Levin, Senator.
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.