Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hey, ho! Come to the Houghton County Fair Aug. 25, 26, 27, 28 in Hancock!

By Michele Bourdieu

The Houghton County Fair gets underway at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 25, 2016, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 28. The Midway will be the scene, not only of the popular rides but this year a Live Shark Encounter -- today at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. See the Brochure for the complete schedule. (2015 File photos by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- Hey, ho! Come to the 2016 Houghton County Fair, opening at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Houghton County Fairgrounds, 1500 Birch St. in Hancock.

These cows seem to be engaged in a riveting conversation during the 2015 Houghton County Fair. This year don't miss the Swine, Dairy and Beef shows at the Livestock Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 26. Friday, from noon to 4 p.m., is also senior day and seniors 55 and over receive a Free Lunch! (2015 Video by Keweenaw Now)

This young farmer with the captivating smile is proud of her prize-winning rabbits. The Poultry and Rabbit Show this year is at 3 p.m. TODAY, THURSDAY, in the Small Animal Barn.

Sisters Carol and Nancy Bird enjoy the 2015 plant exhibit.

Prize winners in the 2015 Exhibit Hall, with the Mardi Gras theme. This year don't miss the 4-H exhibits, craft show and more in the Exhibit Hall, open until 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Daily Gate Fee for the Fair is still a reasonable $7 for adults 16 and over, $5 for youth 7-15, and free for kids 6 and under. A one-day family pass is $20 for 2 adults and 4 children (7-15) from the same family entering as a group.  Click here for details and the whole schedule in the online Brochure.

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