Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Houghton County Fair opens Aug. 25

By Michele Bourdieu

A blue-ribbon-winning rooster at the 2010 Houghton County Fair. (2010 file photos by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- The Houghton County Fair opens tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 25, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Fairgrounds in Hancock.

The Fair promises activities and fun for the whole family. The gates open at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Highlights of opening day, Aug. 25, include the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers science magic show from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in four circus tents on the baseball field next to the Midway; an Open Horse Show (speed) at 5 p.m. in the Horse Arena; Cirque da UP -- Bob, Trish, Jason Unicycle Juggling Act at 6 p.m. (Midway); and the Miss Houghton County Queen Pageant at 6:30 p.m. (Indoor Stage).

Rebecca Gast, Miss Houghton County for 2010. (Keweenaw Now 2010 file photo)

Exhibit Buildings open at 6 p.m. Thursday with a Poultry/Rabbit Show in the Small Animal Barn.

At 9:15 p.m. don't miss the Kenya Safari Acrobats (Indoor Stage). Exhibit Buildings close at 10 p.m. but the Amusements and Midway remain open.

Here are some memories from last year's Houghton County Fair:

A noisy duck fails to attract the attention of his neighbors in the Small Animal Barn. (Video clips by Keweenaw Now)

Action in the Horse Arena -- a 2010 winner!

Romance in the Livestock Pavilion ...

Donna the Holstein watches over her offspring. Both are owned by Gary Palosaari.

Gustavo and friend ...

See you at the Fair!

Click here for the complete Houghton County Fair schedule.

Editor's Note: Houghton County Democrats need help at their Fair booth. Please email or call 370-5496 if you can help.

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