The 2019 Houghton County Fair will be

AUGUST 22nd to AUGUST 25th

The ANNUAL MEETING of the Houghton County Fair Association will be on December 13th, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the SISU Room of the Houghton County Arena, Hancock, MI.

Information will be updated as it becomes available!

Call 906-482-6200 or email info@houghtoncountyfair.com for more information.

Thank you for helping to make the 2018 fair a success and we hope to see you in 2019.


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

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