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Fair Info2019-06-06T09:14:25-04:00

About Us

This year’s fair will be held August 12 – 18, 2019 and marks the tenth year of operating independent of State funding and our emergence as Michigan’s only State Fair.

The fair is now governed by the Upper Peninsula State Fair Authority with representatives from all fifteen counties in the Upper Peninsula and the Hannahville Indian Community.

Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has provided a place for folks from across the nation to experience and celebrate the unique culture and heritage of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The “Fair” remains as unique and wonderful as the people and places found across this marvelous peninsula.

Nowhere is the slogan “Pure Michigan” more suitable than in Escanaba during the annual Upper Peninsula State Fair. Come experience “Pure Fun, Pure Goodness, and Pure Michigan” at the Upper Peninsula State Fair – this year and every year!

Learn More about the 2019 UP State Fair!

​Future Fair Dates
Aug 12 – 18, 2019

U.P. State Fair Authority Members

Authority 2018 Meeting Schedule – Meeting dates/times are subject to change

Location: UPCAP – 2501 14th Avenue South, Escanaba
Time: Noon

Friday, January 19
Friday, April 6
Friday, June 15
Friday, September 28 – tentative
Friday, November 30

* Lunch is served a half hour (11:30) prior to meetings. The meeting will follow the meal.
Buildings and Grounds Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m.

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