August 16-22, 2021
Fair Info2020-03-27T11:34:35-04:00

About Us

This year’s fair will be held August 17 – 23, 2020 and marks the eleventh 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 2020 UP State Fair!

​Future Fair Dates

August 17 – 23, 2020

August 16 – 22, 2021

August 15 – 21, 2022

August 14 – 20, 2023

August 12 – 18, 2024

U.P. State Fair Authority Members

First Name Last Name County
Micky Rondeau Alger
Chuck Bergdahl Marquette
Jerald Campbell Chippewa
Dave Rivard Delta
Jim Lorenson Gogebic
Joe Langdon Keweenaw
Phyllis French Luce
Calvin McPhee Mackinac
Janis Linderoth Menominee
Ann Harrington Schoolcraft
Tammy Sagataw Hannahville
Vickie Micheau Mgmt Agent
Jonathan Mead Admin Agent
Steven Palosaari Houghton
William Menge Baraga
Ed McBroom Dickinson
Gene Momont Iron
Richard Bourdeau Ontonagon

Fair Authority 2020 Meeting Schedule and minutes (click here)

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

Buildings and Grounds Meetings: 10:00am

Organizational Chart