Grandstand Events

The 118th annual Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair at the Petoskey Fairgrounds kicks off for the public on Tuesday, August 19, and runs through Sunday, August 25. The Grandstand at the Fair is where the BIG excitement occurs every Tuesday through Saturday night! ALL grandstand tickets can be purchased onlineat the Fair Office inside the Fairgrounds (1129 Charlevoix Ave. in Petoskey), or by calling (231) 347-1010. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

See this year’s Grandstand Events below, and remember to check out the many other fair events during the week

Country Concert August 21, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Trace Adkins is the Multi-Platium chart-topping country star coming to this year’s fair. Yeehaw!  Tickets are now on sale by visiting this link or calling our box office at (231) 347-1010.⭐  The beer tent will open at 3 pm, and the gates will open at 5 pm.  
📣𝕆𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔸𝕔𝕥: 6:45 pm
We have finalized our artists for the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair. The opening act for Trace Adkins will be twenty-one-year-old Waylon Hanel, a self-taught musician and singer who has opened for well-known artists such as Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle, Tyler Farr, Uncle Kracker, and many more.


Concert Bag Policy: Only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC & do not exceed 12x6x12” or 1-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc, etc.) are allowed past concert gates. NO coolers of any kind are allowed.<

Monster Truck Throwdown 

August 22nd and 23rd

Monster Truck Throwdown returns to the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair for two high nights of action on August 22nd and 23rd!

Come early and enjoy the beer tent at 3 pm both days with entertainment. The pit party & gates open at 4 pm (no charge for the pit party). Engines roar at 7 pm.  Tickets are $23 each for adults (age 13 and over). Tickets are $11 each for children ages 2-12, with under age two admitted at no charge. (plus minimal credit card & processing fees). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Fair Box Office at 231-347-1010.

Monster Truck 08/22/24 Tickets

Monster Truck 08/23/24 Tickets

Autocross Racing

August 24th

Gates open at 4 pm; Autocross begins at 5 pm. The beer tent will open at 2 pm with Lee Fayssoux as the entertainment until 5:30 pm.

Admission: $18 each for ages 13 and up; $6 for ages 5-12 years with children age four and under admitted free

Cash and trophies await the winners in the AutoCross Races on August 24, and all are welcome to enter! To enter and for more info: (231) 347-1010. For the autocross event entry form, rules, and waiver, click here to download and print.

Autocross 08/24/24 Tickets

Cornhole Tournament

August 20th


This event is brought to you by Cornhole America and the Michigan Cornhole League. They have been running cornhole events for over 17 years!


  • Doubles Round Robin 4 games for bracket seeding into a double-elimination tournament. (Min of 4 games per team)
  • We may have multiple Tiers of double elimination based on the number of participants.
  • CASH PRIZES to Tier 1 Double elimination tournament
1st place TBD
2nd place TBD
3rd place TBD
Tier 2 Prizes (TBD)
The Round Robin event starts at 6:00 PM- boards will be set up by 5 pm for practice, and we will begin checking players in/registering at 5 pm. Join us early for entertainment in the beer tent, which opens at 3 pm.
How do you register?
If you are familiar with Scoreholio, you can register at this link:
Otherwise, please send an email to [email protected]
with your two players’ names and email addresses.
A cash entry fee of $40 / team is due at check-in time.

Sponsor the 2024 Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair Cornhole Tournament! The cost is $400, and the sponsor will get the boards at night’s end. Click here for the sponsorship form, which includes one free team entry (2 players) per sponsorship.