Expect smiles for miles as the 2017 U.P. State Fair gets underway this evening for preview night! Preview night attendees can take advantage of reduced admission when the gates open to the public at 5:00 PM. Tuesday marks the first full day of fair entertainment when the gates open at 9:00 AM. The fun continues throughout the week and concludes with a fireworks display at dusk on Sunday.
While visiting the fair, be sure to check out those activities, programs and demonstrations taking place throughout the week. These all day, every day events include:
- MARTinez Studios Sand Sculptures
- DNR Pocket Park
- Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom
- Woodworks Chainsaw Carving
- Big, Big Stuff Exhibit
- The Miracle of Life Pavilion
- Growing Up Foresters
- Cheese Carver
Specials events taking place during the 2017 U.P. State Fair include:
- Jump with Jill – Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Chicago Honey Bear Dancers – Tuesdays thru Saturday
- Great American Duck Races – Monday thru Sunday
For an added smile, be sure to check out the 2017 Grandstand Series! Doors open 1 hour prior to each performance. Admission to the grandstand entertainment is complimentary with your paid gate admission. This year’s lineup includes:
- 906 Got Talent – Tuesday at 7:00 PM
- The Oak Ridge Boys – Wednesday at 8:00 PM
- LOCASH – Thursday at 9:00 PM
- The Prince Experience – Friday at 8:00 PM
- Sawyer Brown – Saturday at 9:00 PM
- UPIR Racing – Sunday at 4:00 PM
A limited number of reserved Gold Circle Seats are available by contacting the Island Ticket Office at 877-ISL-SHOW.
Be sure to stop by and visit the Island Resort & Casino’s tent (across from the grandstands) and learn to play Ultimate Texas Hold Em’. Guests learning to play Ultimate Texas Hold Em’ will receive a card to visit a kiosk at the casino for a chance to win special prizes or discounts. Guests visiting the tent will also be able to register to win an Island Stay and visit with staff from the Drift Spa. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter the tent.
Want to stay in the know each day? Download the UP State Fair App for a full rundown of the 2017 UP State Fair events!