Schedule of Events

 
                                                                
 
Tickets available one month in advance from Superior National Bank Branches,
Northwood's Sporting Goods, or the Fair Office (Wednesdays from 12 to 3).
2012 Houghton County Fair
Subject to change:
Thursday, August 23
3:00 pm   TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Open
3:00 pm   Exhibit Buildings Open
3:00 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
3:45 pm  Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Co.
5:00 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
5:00 pm   Open Horse Show - Speed (Horse Arena)
5:45 pm  Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Co.
6:00 pm   Poultry/Rabbit Show (Small Animal Barn) Sponsored by Erickson Feed, Seed and Pet Supply
6:30 pm   Miss Houghton County Queen Pageant (Indoor Stage) Sponsored by Superior National Bank &Trust/Financial Services and Superior Equipment and Events
7:00 pm   Motocross (Main Event Arena) Sponsored by Portage Health, Chassell VFW Post 6507 Mens Auxiliary, Superior Sand and Gravel and Range Riders Motocross Club, DP
8:30 pm   Bob & Trish Juggling Show (indoor stage)Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
9:00 pm  Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
9:30 pm   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Co.
10:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Close
10:00 pm TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Remain Open
Friday, August 24
9:00 am   Swine Show (Livestock Pavilion)
11:00 am  Market Steer Show (Livestock Pavilion)
11:00 am  Exhibit Buildings Open
11:00 am  Bob and Trish Juggling Show Roving Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
Noon-4    Senior Citizens’ Day Program (Age 55 and over) lunch, entertainment, prize drawings (Indoor Arena) Sponsored by UPPCO
12 Noon   Dairy and Beef Show (Livestock Pavilion)
12 Noon  TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Open
12:15 pm Ruth E. Best Homemaker of the Year (FCE) and Open Class Exhibits Awards
12:20 pm Wild World of Animals demonstration (indoor stage) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Ins. Co.
1:00 pm   Equine Freestyle Demonstration – Horse Arena – Copper Country Horse Riders 4-H Club
1:00 pm  Rolling Thunder (Indoor Stage) Sponsored by Gino’s Restaurant
1:30 pm  Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
3:00 pm   Bob and Trish Juggling Show (indoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
3:00 pm   Sheep and Goat Show (Livestock Pavilion)
3:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
4:30 pm   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Ins. Co.
5:00 pm   Horse Jumping Show (Horse Arena)
6:00 pm   Farm Tractor Pull (Main Event Arena) Sponsored by Copper Range Abstract and Title
6:00 pm   Bret and Frisk Variety Music (indoor stage) Sponsored by Northpointe Trucking
6:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
7:15pm    Bob and Trish Juggling Show (outdoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
7:30 pm   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Ins. Co.
8:00 pm   Conga Se Menne (indoor stage) Sponsored by Northpointe Trucking
8:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
8:30 pm   Off Road Derby (Main Event Arena) Sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Keweenaw Petroleum, Mattila Rock and Dock, Northwoods Sporting Goods, Big T Towing
9:30 pm   Bob and Trish Juggling Show (outdoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
10:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Close 
10:00 pm TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Remains Open
 
 
Saturday, August 25
9:00 am   Livestock Skill-a-thon (Livestock Barn) Sponsored by Houghton Keweenaw 4-H Council
10:00 am John Bishop Memorial Youth Horse Show (Horse Arena)Sponsored by Timber Trails Riding Club
10:00 am Exhibit Buildings Open
10:00 am Dick Storm- Eagle Country Hall of Fame (indoor stage)
10-5 pm  MTU Mindtrekkers (ball field)
11:30 am Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Co.             
12 Noon  TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Opens
12 Noon  Horse Shoe Pitching Tournament (singles) registration 11 am (Horseshoe Pit in Ballfield)
12:15 am Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
1:00 pm   Ward’s Husqvarna Local Logging Competition (Main Event Arena)
2:00 pm   Mark Wayne Steel Guitar (indoor stage) Sponsored by Northpointe Trucking
2:30 pm   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Ins. Co.
3-5 pm    Kid’s Fun Day (indoor arena) NEW TIME Sponsored by Fred and Bonnie Jones and Child Care Center of Marquette
3:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
4:30 pm   Livestock Auction (Livestock Pavilion) Sponsored by B. Patient Auctioneer Service
5:00 pm   Bob and Trish Juggling Show (indoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
5:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
6 - 9 pm  Tom Katalin (indoor stage) Sponsored by Northpointe Trucking
7:00 pm   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Company
7:15 pm   Flag Raising
7:30 pm   Midwest Monster Trucks (Main Event Arena) Sponsored by Domino's and Royale, Inc.
8:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health         
9:15 pm   Bob and Trish Juggling Show (indoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
10:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Close
10:00 pm TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Remains Open
 
Sunday, August 26
9:00 am   Open Horse Show (Horse Arena-Draft Show ~ 9:30 will run during open show) Sponsored by Copper Range Abstract and Title
11:30 am Exhibit Buildings Open
12 Noon   Horseshoe Pitching Tournament (doubles) register 11 am (Horseshoe Pit in Ballfield)
12 Noon   TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Open
12 Noon   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Co.
12:30 pm  Bob and Trish Juggling Show (indoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
12:45 pm  Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
1:00 pm   Youth Talent Show (indoor stage) NEW TIME
2:00 pm   Demolition Derby (Main Event Arena) Sponsored by Range Bank, RC Mechanical, Keweenaw Gas Cooperative, Tony’s Anytime Towing and Trail Creek Motors
              *Minimum of 7 cars or the derby shall be cancelled.
2:30 pm   Kivajat Folk Dancers (indoor stage)
2:45 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
3:30 pm   Wild World of Animals (midway) Sponsored by Great Lakes Nutual Insurance Co.
4:00 pm   Bob and Trish Juggling Show (indoor stage) Sponsored by Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair
4:30 pm   Barnyard Express (midway) Sponsored by Portage Health
5:00 pm   Exhibit Buildings Close/TJ Schmidt and Co. Amusements and Midway Remains Open
 
Exhibits Released 5–6:00 pm
                                *Horse Show Premiums sponsored by Chassell VFW Post 6507 and Ladies Auxiliary
 
 
 
 
Ride the People Mover from the parking lot to the gates
sponsored by Lakeside Auto
No Pets Allowed
Service and Seeing eye dogs only
No personal motorized vehicles except wheel chairs
Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller blades prohibited on grounds
when the fair is open 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                         
 

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