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Fair Info2022-06-10T09:28:30-04:00

About Us

This fair is held annually in August. Since 2010, the UP State Fair has been operating independently 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!

​Future Fair Dates

August 15 – 21, 2022

August 14 – 20, 2023

August 12 – 18, 2024

Mission Statement

The Upper Peninsula State Fair Authority {established in 2010) is the governing body of the U.P. State Fair. It is responsible for coordinating and providing a variety of services related to the U.P. State Fair and the fairgrounds for the citizens of the Upper Peninsula and the State of Michigan. The U.P. State Fair Authority targets three main objectives in its responsibilities.

Agriculture Promotion – Promoting agriculture is a primary focus to connect consumers with producers of agricultural products. The fair supports programs, facilities and competitions to enhance this connection during the fair and all other times.

Economic Development – The fairgrounds provides vendors, exhibitors and entertainers a modern and extensive facility to display, sell and promote their products to fair and to special event visitors. The Authority and its management agency, the Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce, seek to create an environment to enhance economic activity in the Upper Peninsula and the State of Michigan.

Education and Heritage – Since 1928, the U.P. State Fair has provided a space for folks from across the nation to experience and celebrate the unique culture and heritage of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The U.P. State Fair Authority is aware of this heritage and wishes to ensure that future generations can enjoy it as well. The U.P. State Fair seeks to develop programs that will preserve the heritage and educate the public about opportunities in agriculture and natural resources in the Upper Peninsula and State of Michigan.

U.P. State Fair Authority Members

First Name Last Name County
Micky Rondeau Alger
Chuck Bergdahl Marquette
Jake Campbell Chippewa
Patrick Johnson Delta
Jim Lorenson Gogebic
Joe Langdon Keweenaw
Phyllis French Luce
Calvin McPhee Mackinac
Janis Linderoth Menominee
Ann Harrington Schoolcraft
Ken Meshigaud Hannahville
Vickie Micheau Mgmt Agent
Jonathan Mead Admin Agent
Steven Palosaari Houghton
Gale Eiloa Baraga
Ed McBroom Dickinson
Tim Aho Iron
Richard Bourdeau Ontonagon

View Fair Authority Meeting Schedule and Minutes

Location: Multi-Use Complex on the U.P. State Fairgrounds, 1001 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba. 
Time: Noon

Buildings and Grounds Meetings: 10:00am as needed