The Gogebic County Fair is excited to announce the 2019 fair will take place on August 8-11 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.  
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

Sponsored by Cloverland Motors

The Senior Shuttle Service will return to the 2018 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!" said a Fair Board member. 

If you appreciate this service, stop by the Cloverland Motorsports booth and say THANKS! to the guys for their donation. 
CALLING ALL KINGS OF THE GRILL...to our BBQ COOK OFF!

If you think you've got the winning recipe, come on down to the Gogebic County Fairgrounds and enter the BBQ Cook Off.

You will be allowed into the fairgrounds to set up early on  Saturday, August 11, and you will have till 4:30pm to prepare to impress the judges.  There will be judging for the best smoked, best Bar-B-Q, and best over all. Judges will be from local meat markets.  Meat will be provided for you. Contact the Fair Office for entry forms and rules.

Sponsored by Jagger's Ore House, Super 1 Foods, Pat's Festival Foods, Sunday Lake Wakefield Supermarket
This is a great time to catch the hard work of talented area equestrians as they show off their skills and training.  Three days of horse shows will be held in the Horse Ring located on the west end of the fairgrounds.  For a listing of the Horse shows, check out our 2018 Schedule page.  If you are interested in participating this year, contact Horse Clerk Lori Bennetts for more details @ (906) 364-1308.

Head to the horse arena and watch the equestians show their talents and win trophies.
The Model Show will once again be on display at the Gogebic County Fair.  All classes will be available for youth in the youth department and for adults in the open departments.

The name has been changed to the Gogebic County Fair Model Show to reflect the addition of classes for many types of models.

Halter and Performance Classes for horses have been combined to make broader categories.  "Other Animal Classes" has added a Dinosaur class.   A new division has been added: other Model Scenes, which will encompass any other type of models/toys set up in a scene.  This category will be judged on the creativity of the scene. Vehicles (ex: cars, tractors), Dolls, Fantasy, Historical/Medieval, and Realistic Scenes are now included.

Check out the rules and changes for the Model Show in the premium listing.
Questions may be directed to Diane Maccani @906-364-1574.


The Gogebic County Fair is looking for teams for the First 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.

Sponsored by RED Richards Construction, Jacquart's, and Dr. Gresham
This this year marks the 44th 4-H Market Animal Auction, which will be held on Saturday, August 11, at the Gogebic County Fair, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Danny Wannick 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 Auction starts Saturday at 5:30  p.m.


Wheeled Parade

Youth and adults of all ages are invited to participate in this new event, which takes place Saturday, August 11, at 1:00pm. Bring your decorated bicycle, tricycle, wagon or stroller to the east end of the Multi-Purpose Building to register -- at 12:30pm. Participants are encouraged to decorate their wheeled transportation - make it simple or go all out! Everyone who brings an entry will receive a small prize as a thank you for participating. After the parade around the Fairgrounds, "Wheels" will be parked in a grassy area on the east end of the Multi-Purpose Building where judges will place awards on the winnin entries. The categories for prizes are:
 * Best Decorated Stroller
 * Best Decorated Wagon
 * Best Decorated Tricycle
 * Best Decorated Bicycle - Youth ages 8 & under
 * Best Decorated Bicycle - Youth ages 9-12
 * Best Decorated Bicycle - Youth ages 13-18
 * Best Decorated Bicycle - Adult
 * Judge's Choice

Sponsored by the Gribble Family

With pies like Chocolate Pecan, Strawberry Rhubarb, Bacon Bourbon, and the Traditional Apple and Blueberry that have arrived in past years, we are sure we will have one for you!  

The highlight of the auction is our incredible Auctioneer, Dan Wannick.  His auctioneering experience began with our 2016 County Fair, but you would have never known the way he worked with the crowd and raised more money than any previous year. 

For 2018, we have a WONDERFUL surprise item. The Northern Lights Quilting Guild has donated an incredibly beautiful and intricately sewn quilt for us to include in this auction. Come to the Expo Building before the auction to view the quilt and then come out and bid away!

The Auction starts Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Small Stage. 
(in case of rain, auction will be held in the Multi-purpose building) 

There are two pie divisions: Youth and Adult. The judges will choose a Reserve Champion Pie and a Grand Champion Pie. So, fire up those ovens and get ready to donate your pie to raise funds for the Gogebic County Fair. 

Are you interested in making pies for the auction and showing off your baking talents? Regardless of whether you're from Gogebic, Iron or Ontonagon counties, you can donate pies and showcase your baked sweet treats. For questions or more information, feel free to contact us via email or our facebook page.

For those looking to donate pies to the auction, please bring them to Expo Building by 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. Because of the warm weather and lack of cold storage, we are unable to accept any pies that require refrigeration.  

The Annual Pie Auction has become a fair favorite and quite the exciting event...Come on over and enjoy the fun, and remember your checkbook! 
The popular Antique Tractor Show once again will be held on Sunday at the Gogebic County Fair.

Here's a chance for local residents to show off their tractors and farm equipment at the fair, and possibly win some prizes. 
Always a crowd favorite along with the Sunday morning Antique Tractor Parade through the fairgrounds.  

Located at the east end of the Exposition Building, this is one event you will want to attend! 

Sunday 12 noon till 4 p.m. • Vintage Tractor Parade - 3 p.m. 
Brought to you by the Lake Superior Tractor Club

North Lakeland Discovery Center

North Lakeland Discovery Center will have four ... count them! FOUR ... workshops for kids of all ages.

Saturday, August 11, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm:
Reptiles and amphipians of Michigan/Wisconsin with LIVE animals! Come and learn about the herptiles around you. We will explore the world of frogs, toads, snakes, and turtles.
Nature's Architects ... cool! Let's learn about some of our natural architects, from bees to beavers, and then creat your own habitat using your knowledge.

Sunday, Ausgust 12, from 11:00am to 1:00pm:
Worm World ... Come and explore worms! We will learn about how they move, what they eat, and why they're important. We will have live worms for kids to see and touch and a WORM DERBY!
Nature Rocks ... When you sit quietly and enjoy the sounds of nature around you, it may remind you of music. Come explore teh sounds of the natural world and create your own instrument.

Sponsored by the 4-H Council and the Gogebic County Fair

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