August 8-11th, 2024


Welcome to Our Fair!

Hello Fairgoers

It is with much sadness that we had to move this year’s fair to the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center. However, we cannot thank the Civic Center, the City of Ironwood, and Gogebic Community College enough for partnering with the Gogebic County Fairboard to make this happen. This year’s fair will be a little different, as there will be no admission fee to get into the fair. There will be a full carnival, and rides will be $15 per day in advance and $20 at the door.

We will have all animals on exhibit, as in the past, with the exception of the horse department. Due to logistical reasons, they have made the decision to hold their show at the Iron County Fairgrounds the following weekend, so please go out and support them there.

We will have an expo building, as in the past, and we will be exhibiting fruits, vegetables, arts, crafts, models, sewing, knitting, etc. Everything will be accepted. We will also have various food vendors and many other vendors to show off their wares.

There will be no monetary premiums this year, and this year only, but there will be ribbons as in the past. Some of the many events we will have include live music, wood carving, chicken bingo, a pie auction, the livestock auction, food booths, beer booths, a youth challenge, and much more.

If you are bringing your animals, you must pre-register! This is a must. You can pre-register with Linda Nelson via text or phone call at 906-364-0154, or email at You may also pre-register by calling the extension office at 906-663-4045, or email Ashley at Make sure that you receive a confirmation from us so that we can assure you that we have received your request.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Fair!

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Fair Activities

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8:00-6:00 Livestock and Poultry Barn Entries
10:00-8:00 Expo Entries
4:00-10:00 Carnival Opens
6:00 Market Animal Weigh In


8:00 All Animal Judging Begins
10:00 Expo Exhibit Judging Begins
12:00-10:00 Carnival Open
1:00 Wood Carving Demo
3:00-6:00 Fun-E-Business
3:30 Chicken Bingo
5:00 Youth Challenge
7:00-9:00 Live Music by Flashback
12:00-10:00 Carnival Opens
1:00 Wood Carver Demo
1:00-4:00 Fun-E-Business
1:30 Tractor Pedal Pull
3:00 Wood Carving Demo
3:00 Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
3:30 Chicken Bingo
4:00 Chili Pepper Eating Contest
4:30-5:30 Meet the Market Livestock Exhibitors and Their Animals
5:00 Wood Carving Demo
5:30 Livestock Auction
6:00-8:00 Live Music-James Peace and Family
8:00-10:00 Live Music-Superior Horns


12:00-4:00 Carnival Opens
1:00 Pie Auction
1:00-4:00 Fun E Business
2:00 Wood Carving Demo
3:00 Chicken Bingo
5:00 All Animals and exhibits released-Fair Closed

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