Michigan Association of Fairs Convention

Seven members of the Houghton County Fair traveled to Grand Rapids to attend the 133rd Annual MAFE Convention, along with 1,300 other fair members from across the state. The theme, People, Passion and Pride, was very appropriate. The Houghton County Fair won two first place awards in Division 1, (up to 25,000 in attendance) one in the photo contest with a photo taken by Susan Mattila, and one for the 2017 Brochure.
Members attended workshops or round tables on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday, and showcases with 14 acts that could be hired to appear at fairs. The Houghton County Fair can be very proud of the Board of Directors and Superintendents that are passionate at making the fair the best that it can be, always looking to update and improve the experience for the fair-attending community.