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About Us
This year’s fair will be held August 15 - 21, 2016 and marks the sixth 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!


Aug 14 - 20, 2017
Aug 13 - 19, 2018
Aug 12 - 18, 2019


U.P. State Fair Authority Members

Authority 2016 Meeting Schedule    


* Lunch will be served a half hour prior to meetings.  Meeting will follow.
Buildings and Grounds Meetings held at 10:00 a.m. 

Future Meeting Dates - Location to be Determined

Friday, April 22nd
Friday, June 17th
Friday, September 23rd
Friday, November 18th

Organizational Chart

Fair History

Contact Information

Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds
2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone 906-786-4011 - email info@upstatefair.org

Winter Office: 
Delta County Commerce Center
230 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI  49829
Phone 906-786-2192 - fax 906-786-8830 - email