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Houghton County Fair Opens Today

The Houghton County Fair opens this afternoon.

Activities begin with the Beef Show at 2 at the livestock pavilion. The midway, exhibit buildings, and Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo open at 3.

Rick Freeman from the fair board says some facilities have been upgraded this year…

The exhibit building had a very poor floor in it for years and years, like an asphalt, and it was different levels, and it was soft – stuff would sink into it, so we put a six-inch concrete floor in. And then, we had a new ticket booth built, and we moved it from the parking lot up to near the exhibit building.

Motocross starts at 7 at the outdoor arena. Kathy Caspary from the fair board says competitors will need to sign up at 6 in a different place this year…

Motocross registration is up in our maintenance building, You drive past where the main exhibit building is on Birch. There’ll be signs.

Cathy Bolton will be tonight’s featured musical entertainer on the indoor stage at 7. 

Fair organizers also remind patrons that pets are not permitted on the grounds during the fair. Because of that, the new Hancock Dog Park, which is located at the fairgrounds, will not be accessible until Monday. Legitimate service animals are permitted.

See the full fair schedule here.

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