ANOTHER COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE is coming up on September 15th from 8 a.m. until noon in the EXHIBIT BUILDING at the Houghton County Fairgrounds. See below to be a vendor at the rummage sale!

September 15_2018 Community Rummage Sale Sign

Sept_18 Rummage Sale App

Depts 1-30 – Livestock by Dept
Depts 1-30 – Livestock by Name

Depts 60-72 – Youth Still Exhibits by Dept
Depts 60-72 – Youth Still Exhibits by Name

Depts 40-50 – Open Still Exhibits by Dept
Depts 40-50 – Open Still Exhibits by name

Dept 80 – Talent Show
Dept 81 – Skillathon

The 2018 Fair will start at 3 pm on August 23rd and close at 5 pm on August 26th
The 2018 theme will be “FALL A-FAIR”.

Skerbeck Entertainment Group Carnival and Midway opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, runs noon until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

2018 Skerbeck Entertainment Group Carnival ride wristband prices
(Does not include admission into the fair)
Thu – $22 from 3 to close
Fri – $25 from 12 to close
Sat – $25 from 12 to close
Sun – $20 from 12-5
(NEW Top Gun ride requires tickets in addition to a wristband)


All entertainment on the indoor stage and outdoor arena is included in the price!

Single Day at the ticket booth:
(located in the parking lot behind apartments)
Youth ages 7 to 15 – $5
Adult ages 16 and above – $7

4 day passes at the ticket booth (~20% savings):
Youth – $16
Adult – $23

4 day passes in *ADVANCE – one month prior to the fair until the day before the fair begins (~30% savings)
Youth – $14
Adult- $20

Children 6 and under are admitted into the grounds for free.

*Advanced ticket outlets include:
The Houghton County Fair Office (Monday and Wednesday from 12 to 3)
Swift’s True Value Hardware Store in Houghton
The Bookworm in Houghton
Northwoods Sporting Goods in Hancock
Superior National Bank Branches in Houghton County

The Family Pass has been discontinued.

Skerbeck Entertainment Group’s Carnival and Midway:
Ride tickets are sold separately inside of the fairgounds at Skerbeck’s ticket booths.
4 day ride mega bands, good for all days of the fair, may be purchased online at skerbeck.com or in the fair office for $50(cash or check only) prior to the opening of the fair. New Ride TOP GUN will require coupons in addition to the wristband.

2018 Complete Brochure
Schedule of Events
Monster Truck Throwdown – Saturday night
Senior Citizen’s Day  – Friday – noon to 4.  Come at noon to get a lunch and dessert!
ATV Big Air Tour – 4 wheeler jump show (Saturday 2pm, 4pm, Half time of Monster Trucks, Sunday 12:30 and 4:30 )
Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo- (All days)
Canines in the Clouds- (3 shows daily, all days)
Demolition Derby – Sunday
Motocross- Thursday
Farm Tractor Pull- Friday late afternoon
Off Road Derby- Friday evening
Youth Talent Show –  Time and date to be determined
Kid’s Fun Day ~ 10 and under, indoor, free fun activities- Saturday
Poultry and Rabbit Show on Thursday
Livestock Shows on Friday
Horse shows or activities every day
Respawn Laser Tag will be open when the carnival is open, for an additional cost.
Unfortunately the Walk on Water Balls had to cancel because their pool was damaged last week. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Award Winning Kevin Kammaraad with Puppet Shows on all 4 days,
with a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs,
administered by Copper Country Community Arts Council