__Thursday, August 8, 2019__
​​With numerous bands and 17 albums under his belt, Lonnie Hammer’s drive, talent and determination has earned him the reputation as the  go-to studio drummer and elevated him to major-league status within the music industry. A multi-talented drummer/singer/songwriter, Hammer has played for Jack Russel’s Great White, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Jonah 33 and Chosen. Currently Lonnie is a member and recording artist with the legendary rock band Black Oak Arkansas. Never one to rest on his laurels and always with a few surprised up his sleeve, Lonnie Hammer recently launched his solo project, Hammer Down Hard, a powerhouse of adrenaline-fueled high energy in-your-face metal.​​

Hammer is always writing and recording. Over the years he has worked with members from the bands 12 Stones, Saliva, Shinedown, Winger, Riot, Candlebox, Surrender The Fall and Roxy Blue. Lonnie was the go-to studio drummer at the legendary studios Sun Studios, Ardent Studios, and Kiva (House of Blues) Studios. He co-wrote and played on the track “Knock you Down,” which was personally chosen by WWEʼs Jerry “The King” Lawler as the theme song for his wrestling television show. The song was also used by the Arena Football League team The Memphis Xplorers. Lonnie also recorded with John and Korey Cooper of Skillet. Lonnie Hammer was nominated for “Best Drummer” in the American Online Music Awards in 2008, alongside Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Simon Wright who played with Ronnie James Dio and Rhino Bucket. 

“I really love new music, heavy and not so heavy. Some bands I’ve been really into lately are Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Stone Sour, and Disturbed. I also like Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Cheap Trick, Sweet, Simon and Garfunkel. Even though I play drums I really enjoy singing too… I love writing music!”   And you are going to LOVE this concert in the grandstand on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.



___Friday, August 9, 2019___
The event that started it all.  Harness Racing will once again be one of the highlights of the 2019 Gogebic County Fair.

This long standing tradition is a fair favorite. For years, fairgoers have been watching the Trotters and Pacers speed around the half-mile track. 

Harness Race Post Time is at 1 p.m. for both Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10.

POST TIME AT 1:00 p.m.
A Band recently formed with veteran musicians who have entertained S.E. WI for more than 40 years and what a Welcome we have received. Thank You ! With a wide playlist, we customize our show in real time to spike the mood of any audience. Classic Hits that keeps the "Dudes" engaged and the ladies Dancing !
From Road House Rockers like ZZ Top and SRV to the hard rock of VH and Deep Purple to the Hits of Pink Floyd, throw in: The Cars, The Who, Doobie Bros,
Tom Petty, David Bowie, Alice in Chains,
Dire Straights, Santana, Trower and  Jethro Tull    
plus so much more....

Uncle Fester will be the opening act starting at 7:30 pm in the Grandstand.....just make sure you bring your dancing shoes! 

by your friends at
Michael Jahnz started the REO connection when he became lead vocalist and front man for the legendary Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist and song writer for REO Speedwagon. They toured together for over a decade as the Gary Richrath Band playing the songs Gary had written for REO Speedwagon as well as original Richrath tunes and songs Michael had written with Gary. Michael and his band Project 3:13 continue to honor the memory of the late Gary Richrath at every show!  

Playing the classic REO hits that Gary had written, along with the Richrath hits that Gary and Michael had written together, each show brings out a few new memories and stories that Michael and Gary had shared, as they toured together for over a decade. Not only were Michael and Gary musical partners but for many, many years, best friends. Michael was the best man at Gary's wedding in the 1990's. They shared so much together. Gary was truly Michael's mentor. They found themselves many a late night in the recording studio and more often than not they found themselves noticing the clock at the same time, you got it, 3:13.

The one constant throughout these years has been Scott Weber, his keyboardist, who is still with him today. Recording and releasing the Richrath "Only the Strong Survive" CD on the Crescendo Records label and then touring nationally was the highlight of Gary and Michael's time together. Michael has been working diligently for years to be able to create that scenario again and has been in constant contact with Neil Norman of Crescendo Records recently. So many Richrath fans have been waiting and wanting "New" Richrath music but since the unfortunate passing of Gary they have almost lost hope.

The perfect storm has finally happened... Michael has gathered himself a phenomenal group of talented musicians, dusted off a few never heard before Gary and Michael recordings and has been granted a new record deal with Crescendo Records! The studio is fired up and ready to rock. Not only will you be hearing new Richrath music but, Gary's magical guitar work will be on many of the new hits, played by Gary Richrath himself! Still, to this day, the Richrath "Only the Strong Survive" CD is being sold worldwide and we can not wait to introduce the new CD to everyone.


__Saturday, August 10, 2019__
The Gogebic County Fair Board in association with the Lake Superior Tired Iron Tractor Club annouce the  first ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL! 

This year, "The Eliminator" pull sled will be coming to the fair challenging the tractors to see who has the toughest tractor and pull the sled the distance!  So, get those tractors ready and come on down to the fairgrounds for this new exciting event.

Along with the Club members, the public can compete in their weight class.

2,000-3,000 lbs • 3,000-4,000 lbs • 4,000-5,000 lbs • 5,000-6,000 lbs 
6,000-7,000 lbs • 7,000-8,000 lbs • Unlimited Class

Interested participants aren charged a $25.00 fee, which allows you to compete in the pull and you also become a member of the Lake Superior Tired Iron Club.
Tired Iron Antique
Tractor Pull

Saturday at  3:00 pm c.s.t. 
in the grandstand


David Walters 
& The Old Pine Road Band
A Northwoods Band if there ever was one, the Old Pine Road Band combines the hits of yesteryear with all the new tunes we know and love, to create a crowd-pleasing band with a touch of folk and soul, that's sure to leave you entertained.

The Old Pine Road Band has made a name for themselves by opening for bands such as Autograph, to placing in the 2016 WHDG Hodag Country fest Pick off contest.
Showtime 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Grandstand.​​

Sponsored by: 
Sponsored by ....... TBA
Tom Katalin is a multi-genre professional performer that offers an act that can please any crowd.  Not only is Tom a premier country artist, in addition to his vocal talents, he plays guitar, bass, mandolin, harmonica and has recently started fine tuning his fiddle playing.  Along with his wide range of musical talents, Tom offers a great sense of humor and interaction with the crowd guaranteeing a great time for all.  Tom is guaranteed to provide you with top notch, professional entertainment.  

​Tom Katalin and the Highway 41 Band are a country band from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The band was formed in 2017 with four highly experienced and talented musicians that have a wide variety of backgrounds and influences.  The band rocks out some heavy hitting current country tunes as well as classic country and everything in between.  Guaranteed to please the crowd at the Gogebic County Fair.  If you loved when Tom Katalin opened for some of our grandstand acts several years ago, you are going to love him even more with the Highway 41 Band when they bring some "Kickin' Country Music" to the fair on Saturday Night! 
Find more about Tom Katalin & the Highway 41 Band
__Sunday, August 11, 2019__
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. No it’s not Superman - these “men of steel” are LUMBERJACKS!​​

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberworks Lumberjack Show Powered by STIHL provides images of man against the impossible along with the sport derived out of a nation’s heritage.  The Show includes such events as axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving. These century old skills were used in the logging camps of North America. To pass idle time, lumberjacks would challenge each other in a head-to-head competition. Although technology and machinery have replaced manual labor, the skills are still used today by the Lumberjacks in the STIHL Timberworks Lumberjack Show.

Feel the rush of adrenaline as competitors race up poles at lightning speed or saw through twelve inches of aspen with the speed of a modern day chain saw. Then move to the edge of your seat as competitors show off their fancy footwork while running on logs or axe throw with the precision of a dart board champion.

Timberworks Lumberjack Shows has been featured on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, TNN, ESPN Jeep Trails, Discovery Channel’s “The Travelers,” MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules and the Family Channel and the Outdoor Life Network.
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
Performing three shows in the Grandstand
Starting at 12 noon c.s.t.
Visit their website: www.timberworkslumberjackshow.com

                   Brought to you by The Lake States Mud Racers, it's the 17th Annual Mud Run!
            Get ready for some fast paced, mud flying action out in the grandstand on Sunday. 
With racers traveling from several states....watch them compete for trophies, points and cash. They race rain or shine in 12 to 30 inches of mud. You do not need to be a member of the Lake States Mud Racers club to participate in our races. So ANYONE can compete with their truck on the trailer and come have some fun. 

Get out to the track and check out the trucks and meet the drivers and learn more about the sport.
  Then head up to the grandstands for the faced paced action of MUD RACING! 
Learn more about L.S.M.R at http://lakestatesmudracers.com/
Meet & Greet at 1:00 pm    •    Races begin at 2:00 p.m.
           Sponsored by T.B.A. 
The Youth Challenge makes its return Sunday at the 2019 Gogebic County Fair!    
Area youth will compete in a variety of fun events in which each team will compete to win prize money to help support their club.  Each team consists of 6 youth members between the ages of 14-19 years old.

A special handmade trophy will be presented to the winning team for them to proudly display. Some of the events in the past have included blindfolded wheelbarrow races, hay bale rolling, corn cob toss and a potato/spoon balance race. Each year brings new events which test a team's ability to work together towards a common goal and are designed to be both fun for the participants and something that the whole family can enjoy watching. If you are interested in registering your team or becoming a team sponsor, please contact Tertuu at 906-932-2700 or [email protected]

​​The "YOUTH" Challenge begins at 6:00 p.m.​​