Escanaba received the honor of being named the location for the Upper Peninsula State Fair in April, 1927. Opening day of the first U.P. State Fair was September 17, 1928. This late fall date was chosen so blue-ribbon winners from all surrounding county fairs could enter at the state level.
The 2009 Upper Peninsula State Fair opens Monday, August 17 @ 5:00 pm. Plan now to attend to the UP’s biggest event!
For more information on The U.P State Fair, please visit: http://www.michigan.gov/upsf