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About Us
This year’s fair will be held August 14 - 20, 2017 and marks the seventh 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 2017 Meeting Schedule - Meeting dates/times are subject to change

Location:  UPCAP - 2501 14th Avenue South, Escanaba

Time:  Noon

Friday, January 20 
Friday, March 17 
Wednesday, May 24th - tentative date for Media Event at Island Resort and Casino
Friday, June 30 
Friday, September 15  
Friday, November 17 


* Lunch will be served a half hour (11:30) prior to meetings.  Meeting will follow.
Buildings and Grounds Meetings held at 10:00 a.m. 


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