115th Fair!
2021 Grandstand Events

The 115th annual Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair at the Petoskey Fairgrounds kicks off for the public on Tuesday, August 24 and runs through Sunday, August 29. The Grandstand at the Fair is where the BIG excitement takes place, Tuesday through Saturday night, every year! ALL grandstand tickets are available in advance at the Fair Office inside the Fairgrounds, 1129 Charlevoix Ave., Petoskey or by calling (231) 347-1010. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Be sure to check out the many other Fair events during the week including free entertainment, karaoke contests, 4-H shows, market livestock auctions and shows, the dog agility show, LEGO® display, Community Building vendors and exhibits and much more! Gates open daily at 10 a.m. The Fair’s beer tent is open Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

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TUESDAY – Pony/Horse Pulls

WEDNESDAY – Craig Morgan

THURSDAY & FRIDAY – Monster Truck Throwdown

SATURDAY – Autocross

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 – 1 p.m.


Horse Pulls
Join us for three shows! The mini-horse pulls begin at 1 p.m. with the pony pulls scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The draft horse pulls will follow at 5 p.m. Admission for all three shows is $5 and is good all day for 13 and up with children age 12 and under admitted at no charge.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 – 8:30 p.m.

Craig Morgan

We welcome, Craig Morgan, singer, songwriter, soldier, TV host on the Kelly Clarkson and Today Show, motocross racer, outsdoorsman, EMT, philanthropist, farmer and family man to center stage. Performing his latest hit “The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost” along with “Wake Up Loving You”, “That’s What I Love About Sunday”, “Almost Home” “Redneck Yacht Club” are just a few of his songs you will enjoy.


We also welcome local artist, Ty Parkin, to entertain at 7:00 p.m. featuring his latest song ‘Drinkin for Two” and a host of great melodies.




Come early and enjoy the beer tent at 4:00p.m. Gates open at 5:00p.m. For a fun night of country music we all know and love.

Tickets can be purchased online or call Fair Box Office at 231-347-1010.

Three tier ticket pricing: Gold $75. Reserved $50. and Grandstand $35.00 (plus minimal credit card & processing fees)

THURSDAY AUGUST 26 & FRIDAY, 27 at 7 p.m.


The Monster Truck Throwdown roars in to the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair for TWO BIG nights in 2021.

Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27 will roar back entertainment like no other motor event!

Speed, style and destruction of Monster Truck Throwdown will thrill all ages with their high-flying thrills and larger-than-life fire breathing machines delivered in an affordable family experience.

FAMILY PACK EARLY BIRD TICKET SPECIAL — $80 which includes 2 adults, 2 kids (2-12) tickets. Includes Fair gate admission. Sold only thru Sunday, August 22.  

PER NIGHT SHOW PRICING -Adults $20 each, includes Fair gate admission. Kids 2-12 years $10 each.

Tickets available by calling the Fair Office (231) 347-1010

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 – 6 p.m.


AutocrossAdmission: $10 each for ages 13 and up; $6 for ages 5-12 years with children age 4 and under admitted free

Cash and trophies await the winners in the AutoCross Races Aug. 28, and all are welcome to enter! Just get a car, do some minor safety modifications like remove the side windows, show up for the racers’ check-in and then let it rip on the track. To enter and for more info: (231) 347-1010.

Rules for the Autocross event and a entry form with waiver available below to download and print!
2020 Auto Cross Rules Forms