Welcome to the Photo Gallery 2014!
We would like to thank photographers Linda Kangas Slining, Jim Saari, Todd Maki, Becky Magley, James Bale and Nancy Kangas....along with all of our facebook friends for their great photos of the fair.  If you have any pictures or videos of the fair...please let us know...we'd love to see them!  
More photos will be posted as we get them.....

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Thursday in the Fair Office.
Nancy Kangas hard at work on the Harness Racing venue
Fair Board member Kathy Jo Koval with WUPM's Chuck Gervasio during the Annual Live Radio Remote broadcast.
Fair Board Chairman Jim Gribble doing his "taste test" at the Mini Donut booth.  He will need the energy to do everything he does at the fair.
The Cole's Foundation Booth setting up for the weekend.
4H kids work hard getting their animals ready for the fair.
Colin is new to the 4H program. He is doing a great job.
Time to wash the pigs.....
Jack Gustafson (left) and Russell Saari talk shop in the Cattle Barn.
Bluffview Farms Belted Galloways and the newest addition, a calf named "Sunshine"
Heather Lynn Concessions prepares for the fair.
The Merry Go Round
People chip in to build a new canopy for the Turn 2 Saloon.
The Round Up
The 4H Team sponsored by Brookside Insurance is ready for the Youth Challenge on Thursday.
The Youth Challenge
Gerry Pellisaro was the MC during this years Youth Challenge.  Great Job Sir!
Balancing a potato on a spoon as you go through the haybale course was only one of the challenges.
Miss Tiziani has the touch.
Fair Board member Tom Auvinen provides background music for the Youth Challenge.  WAY TO GO MIX MASTER T.
Chuck Hampston (right) and Patrick Hampston ran the show and came up with the challenges.  GREAT JOB GUYS!
Not as easy as it looks....CAREFUL!
HUT, HUT.....HIKE.  The Corn into the garbage can.....another challenge at the Youth Challenge.
And one was gotten caught on the side of the can.....AND IT"S GOOD!
The football team did pretty well on this challenge. Sponsored by Wanink's Sales & Service.
The overall winners of the Youth Challenge.  Brookside Insurance Orange Team.
Fairgoers coming in to enjoy the fair.
The Thursday Night Tradition continues with Marty's Goldenaires in the Grandstand.  Thanks to the sponsorship from Edward Jones Representatives - Rebecca Lynch, Eric Reigler & Joseph Lemke.
Dan Pitrone conducts Marty's
Marty's Drum Line
A lady joins the ranks of Marty's Goldenaires.
The Ferris Wheel
Time for a snack before we head home!
The Horse Shows are a favorite with fairgoers.
Big D and the Tamster Trio perform on the Small Stage on Friday at the fair.
Big D and the Tamster Trio pack in a great crowd on the Small Stage.
John Nelson takes a much needed break during the fair. He is the man who makes sure the Harness Racing track is "up to par" for the racers.   Great Job John!  Thanks for all your hard work.
Joan Overway is always full of smiles when she's working with the Harness Racing venue.
Myron Kauppi the Superintendent of Speed for the Harness Racing venue.  Myron is one of the driving forces behind the venue.  Thanks Myron for all you do!
And they are off!
Nancy Kangas photo
Fairgoers enjoy Harness Racing
Beacon paramedics on standby for the harness racing. Thanks Guys!
M.S.U.E. booth just under the grandstand.
Time for some Kettle Corn!
Emerson gets his Airbrushed tattoo while his sister Willow watches.
The Spectrum Midway
The Spin-A-Roo
The Round Up
The Bessemer Chamber of Commerce Food Booth....a favorite for Extreme Nachos or Larry's BBQ Chicken.
A new company was at the fair this year featuring Pony Rides and a petting zoo.
Brad Emanuel prepares for his grandstand performance.
Fair Board member Kathy Jo Koval introduces Brad Emanuel
Brad Emanuel was sponsored by Gogebic Range Bank.
Country Recording artist Josh Thompson signs autographs at a Meet & Greet before his show.
Fair Board member Tom Auvinen (left) and his wife Doreen pose with Josh Thompson along with their daughter Chelsea and her boyfriend Patrick.  Tom and his family are great volunteers at the fair.  THANK YOU ALL!
Josh Thompson poses with sponsors of his show, Laurie and Ron Stoffel of Stoffel's Country Store.  Thanks for your sponsorship!
Jack Stracken (left) and Todd Hamel are ready to keep the peace during the concert.  Watch out for those rowdy crowds guys!
Josh Thompson merchandise table.
Fair Board Member Kathy Jo Koval (right) and her daughter Mikayla introduce Josh Thompson on Friday's Grandstand Show.
Josh's Bass Player
Josh Thompson
Guitar player for Josh Thompson
Josh and the bass player rip out a song.
Josh Thompson's drummer
A view from backstage of Josh
Time to get a cd, or a shirt
FBM/Entertainment Director Kathy Jo Koval talks with Security members Jack and Todd.
Josh Thompson Show
Playing the Steel Guitar
Posing for pics during the show.
Josh Thompson show on Friday
The Round Up at night.
Enjoying the pony rides.
Saturday in the Tubs O' Fun
Riding the F-80
Ready to ride the Roloplane
Kids enjoy the Inflatable Slide.
The Exposition Building
Country singer Brittany Bexton performs on the Small Stage on Saturday.
Brittany Bexton belts out a tune while guitar player Luther Lewis plays.
Brittany Bexton was sponsored by Auvinen's Service Center of Ironwood.  Thanks Tom for your support!
Brittany Bexton - Country singer was sponsored by Auvinen's Service Center.
Brittany Bexton poses with Luther and Leah Marie Edmark.  Leah was the one who asked the fair to bring Brittany to the fair.
Brittany Bexton poses with Tim Demerath at the fair. Brittany Bexton was sponsored by Auvinen's Service Center.
The Boys in Blue were at the fair working a booth.
Wayne the Wizard off to do a show on the Small Stage.  Wayne was sponsored by Spectrum Entertainment.
The Expo Building  (Todd Maki photo)
The Expo building clerks visit with fairgoers.  (Todd Maki photo)
The Pedal Tractor Pull is a favorite of  kids of all ages.
The Pedal Tractor Pull is sponsored by The Gribble Family
Fair Board Chairman Jim Gribble cheers on the kids in the Pedal Pull.
Paula Gribble hands out Pedal Pull shirts to all who participated.
Evan shows off his ribbon and prizes from winning his class at the Pedal Tractor Pull which was sponsored by the Gribble Family.
Bruce and Carol enjoy a ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl at the fair.
The First Ever Craft Beer Competition was held this year.  Here are the judges.
The judges have to complete a internet course and pass it before being able to become a judge for the Craft beer
The Craft Beer Competition was sponsored by The Black River Valley Pub
Fair Board member Artie Soborwicz (right) helps at the Craft Beer Competition.  He along with Fair Board member/Entertainment Director Kathy Jo Koval brought this event to the falr.
Harness racers warm up the horses on Saturday in the grandstand.
Riding the Merry-Go-Rround
The Spider
The San Antone Train
The 4H Market Animal Auction with Auctioneer Todd Mattson.
Walking the Steer
Dan Wanink watches for bids at the Auction.
John Koski works the auction.
Sarah Rand shows her Steer
Brittany Bexton performs in the Grandstand and is sponsored by Auvinen's Service Center
Brittany belts out a tune in the grandstand.
Guitarist Luther Lewis performs with Brittany Bexton in the grandstand,  Luther had only met Brittany on Thursday prior to the fair..Great Job Luther!
Brittany Bexton sells some merchandise after her show.
There's a new sheriff in town, Fair Board member Artie Soborwicz.
Fair Board Chairman Jim Gribble (left) introduces the current fair board starting from left....Tom Hampston, Artie Soborowicz, Shelly Suckow, Tom Auvinen and Kathy Jo Koval.  Missing is Tom Gerovac.
Steve Tiziani accepts the Volunteer Business of the Year Award from the Gogebic County Fair Board for all the work and support he gives to the fair.
Fair board member Kathy Jo Koval introduces the Adult Volunteer of the Year.
Doreen Auvinen accepts the Adult Volunteer of the Year Award for all of the decorating and projects she has done around the grounds this past year.
Nicole Leikes accepts the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award from Ashley Hampston.
There he is, Fair Board and County Board member Tom Gerovac.  Sitting in the grandstand getting ready for The Lowell Street Band.
Entertainment Director Kathy Jo Koval introduces The Lowell Street Band
The Lowell Street Band singer Ron Niemi
The Lowell Street Band was sponsored by Ashland Honda Toyota Scion
Guitarist Keith Cannon
Ken & Kevin perform
Kevin Maki on vocals and keyboards
Ron plays the guitar
The Lowell Street Band Horn Section
Bob Micheals wails on the Harmonica
Fairgoers dance the night away to the Lowell Street Band
Megan helps a customer after the show.
Dan Wanink and the crew cleans the grandstand after the show.
Kaylan selling Cotton Candy
These girls playing the games....and she won a chicken. A stuffed one not a real one.
Taking a shot at the Break a Bottle
Sunday Fair board meeting
TV 6 Reporter Jennifer Perez shoots video for a news broadcast. (see her news report below)
Youth Drama Club performs on the Small Stage on Sunday.
Youth Drama Club
Fair Board Chairman Jim Gribble presents Bertha Erickson a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50 years of service to the Gogebic County Fair.
Fair Board Chairman Jim Gribble presents Russell Saari with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 48 years of service to the fair.
The Gogebic Community College booth has been at the fair for years.
Our Reedemer Lutheran Church had their Treasure Sale again this year.
Model Horse Show in the Exposition Building.
Air Choice One was offering fairgoers to sign up to win free tickets to Chicago. Did you sign up?
Beautifully mounted fish caught by one of the Tiziani girls take a ribbon at the fair.
Onions so beautiful it will make you cry....and they won a ribbon too!
Superior Craftsmanship
Ron Stoffel and Don Hitt judge the pies for the Annual Pie Auction.
One of Doreen Auvinen's many projects at the fair....a display of the fairs history.
Wayne the Wizard roams the grounds making balloon animals...Wayne was sponsored by Spectrum Entertainment.
Groundskeeper Supervisor Karl Nelson tries to boost his pay as he buys a 50/50 Ticket from the Friends of the Fair.
Chairman Jim Gribble had an idea to have a roaming singer...and he hired Mike Keating to tour the barns and sing to fairgoers.
Mike Keating sings to Bertha Erickson in the Cattle Barn.
Keith Tippet's Flat Broke Racing Mud Truck
Mud Run Drivers Meet & Greet
Entertainment Director Kathy Jo Koval addresses the crowd at the Annual Pie Auction
Ivan Hellen receives an Award from Erwin Township for all of his hard work with the Township.
27 pies where donated to the auction this year.
Chairman Jim Gribble and Pie Judge Ron Stoffel are ready to bid.
The girls show off the pies for the auction.
Pie Judge and Auctioneer Don Hitt works the crowd for bids.
And up for auction...this blueberry pie
Mary Jendrusina checks out one the Gluten Free pies she baked for the Annual Pie Auction.
The Annual Pie Auction crowd grows each year.
Steve of Tiziani Sand & Gravel was the high bidder on the Grand Champion pie this year at a bid of $300.00  Thanks Steve!
Enjoying the Merry Go Round
Smokey the Bear makes an appearance at the fair.
Fairgoers prepare for the Annual Mud Run.
Fat Broke Racing's Keith Tippet makes his run.
Checking out the horses in the 4H Horse Barn
Attempting to milk the cow
Anne Newcombe, 4H Program Coordinator get ready to present some awards.
Bonnie Maki presents The Homemaker of the Year 2014 to Diane DeRosie Halverson
4H Awards
The Extreme Tuff Truck Competition in the Grandstand - More photos to follow.
Funnel Cake Time!
People getting ready to pack up after four days of the fair.
Colt Carlson and Artie Soborowicz work the window at the Turn 2 Saloon
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Photos will be posted here once received,  THANKS! .