On The Grounds

Events On The Grounds Included With Your Paid Gate Admission

K&M Amusements return to 2020 midway.

The Gogebic County Fair announces the 2020 fair will take place on August 6-9th with K & M Amusements as the midway carnival!!

K&M Amusements is a carnival based in Phillips, WI and travels with approx 14 rides, food vendors and games and travels throughout the state of Wisconsin.

The K&M Amusement carnival will be providing the FUN in the midway all four days of the fair. They will be offering FREE RIDES with your paid gate admission.

Carnival Rides are FREE with your daily paid gate admission!
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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Once again, this year fairgoers can enjoy Horse Drawn Wagon Rides at the fair thanks to the generosity of Bob Johnson and the Barber Road Stables.

 

Bob will be at the fair with the wagon and horses giving FREE rides to interested fairgoers from the West parking area into the grounds and back.   This is one great experience that you don’t want to miss! Look for them on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the fair. 

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The Senior Shuttle Returns

The Senior Shuttle Service will return to the 2019 Gogebic County Fair. With volunteer drivers, the golf carts will be shuttling people around the fairgrounds who find walking from one end of the grounds a little too far.

The Senior Shuttle Service is free, thanks to the generousity of Cloverland Motors of Ironwood. “Gary at Cloverland Motors donates the carts for the service and we appreciate it!” stated Terttu Anderson, Fair Coordinator.

If you appreciate this service, stop by the Cloverland Motorsports booth and say THANKS! to the guys for their donation.

Sponsored by Cloverland Motors
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Ready For Some Fun-E-Business?

Come On Down To The Multi Purpose Building

Fun-E-Business Baloon twisting clowns and face painting will be in the Multi Purpose Building on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Come on down and check it out, get your face painted and some balloon animals! Sponsored by EconoLodge in Hurley.

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Friends of The Fair Hold 50/50 Raffle

Who doesn’t like some cash money? Well, here is your opportunity to get your chance to purchase some 50/50 tickets. You help support the fair along with getting your chance to win some cash!

Brought to you by the Friends of the Fair, tickets can be purchased in the Cattle Pavilion. Head over and just look for the table, and REMEMBER, the more you tickets you buy – the better chance you have to win!

Look for the 50/50 Ticket table in the Cattle barn. Drawing will be held Sunday afternoon Drawing time – T.B.A.
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The Talents of The Equestrians

Come watch equestrians of all ages display their animals and their skills. Three days of shows in the horse arena; don’t miss it!  Want to participate?  Contact our clerk Diane Maccani at 906-364-1574.

Head to the horse arena and watch the equestrians show their talents and win trophies.

Located the Horse Arena at the West end of the fairgrounds. Check our Events page to find times of the shows.
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Check Out The NEW Petting Zoo!

Look for the return of Vicki’s Petting Zoo in a new and improved location in the Cattle Pavilion!

Located in the Cattle Pavillion
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Wild Kid Zone
Children can head on over and they can participate in a variety of activities such as games, crafts and thoughts provoking experiences throughout the weekend.  

Brought to you by the MSU Extension office and their local partners, games and activities that they have in the past are a bead table, butterfly making, the corn table, block building and NEW this year….make your own Bee Hotel!  

Offered for the Youth of the area, The Wild Kid Zone is open from 1-6 pm – Friday thru Sunday.  ALL KIDS ARE WELCOME to attend, make and take your projects! It is going to be a FUN time!

Located in the Multi-Purpose Building from 1PM – 6PM Friday-Sunday
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3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament!

The Gogebic County Fair is looking for teams for the 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament at this years fair. Get your friends together and join the fun! Please come and join the fun. For more information, contact Sandy at the fair office. 906-932-2700.

Located near the Turn 2 Saloon Sponsored by R.E.D. Construction and Gresham Family Dentistry
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Gogebic County 4H Livestock Auction

This this year marks the 45th 4-H Market Animal Auction, which will be held on Saturday, August 10, at the Gogebic County Fair, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Danny Wanink of Wakefield will conduct the auction of the market animals which will include Steers, Hogs, Lambs, and pens of Turkeys and Broilers.

Throughout the year the youth learn about each species, how to raise them, show them, and the body parts and meat cuts. They also learn how to communicate with others, work as a team, and how to have good sportsmanship. The youth in the Gogebic County 4-H Market Animal Project also meet every Monday during the summer to help prepare the fairgrounds for Fair activities by doing maintenance, such as: repainting pens, walls, and the entrance way of the cattle barn, fixing the wash station and auction arena, and many other projects that need to be done to help make the fair a success.

The Auction Ring is Located Behind the Cattle Pavilion. The 4H Auctions starts Saturday at 5:30 PM

The Annual Pedal Tractor Pull

Ladies & Gentleman….Children of ALL ages.  The Annual Pedal Tractor Pull IS BACK! Located behind the Grandstand, it’s your opportunity to take a chance and see if you can out pedal the tractor farther than anyone else.  

Compete in different age classes and see who has the power to bring the “DRAGON WAGON” the distance. Compete for bragging rights and perhaps some prizes.   Check it out on Friday, August 9th. Times to be announced.

The Competition Returns Friday, August 9th 1:00 PM behind the Grandstand Sponsored by the Gribble Family
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Annual Antique Tractor Show

The popular Antique Tractor Show will have more to see at the 2019 Gogebic County Fair, now starting on Saturday, August 10th and continuing again on Sunday.   This year, the Tired Iron Tractor Club will be bringing in various tractors along with some of the farm equipment that worked the area over the years. 

Here’s a chance for local residents to show off their tractors and farm equipment at the fair, and possibly win some prizes.  With demonstrations on Saturday and maybe even some on Sunday, it’s a chance to see some great equipment in action. 

Always a crowd favorite, the Sunday Antique Tractor Parade through the fairgrounds.  It’s a chance to watch the tractors motor through the fairgrounds and the owners show off their unique machines.

Located near the east end of the Exposition Building, this is one event you will want to attend, or even bring your tractor to show off!

Antique Tractor & Equipment Show Saturday, August 10th – 12 noon till 6PM Sunday, August 11th – 12 noon till 4PM
Vintage Tractor Parade – Sunday 3PM
Brought to you by The Lake Superior Tired Iron Tractor Club
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Facts About Us

Our Events

We love entertaining at Gogebic County Fair. Every year we try to push ourselves to up our fun value. The fun ratio is a must create as many enjoyable events for you. Get your tickets to be apart of it all with us.

Rides 96%
Livestock 98%
Music 90%
Races 94%

There are a lot of great events and activities on the grounds! These events are subject to change without notice.