Grandstand Events

The 116th annual Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair at the Petoskey Fairgrounds kicks off for the public on Tuesday, August 23 and runs through Sunday, August 28. The Grandstand at the Fair is where the BIG excitement takes place, Tuesday through Saturday night, every year! ALL grandstand tickets are available to be purchased online, in advance at 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 all of this year’s Grandstand Events below and don’t forget to check out the many other fair events going on during the week! Gates open daily at 10 a.m. The Fair’s beer tent is open Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 4 p.m.

Brand New in 2022!


Tuesday, August 23

We’re kickin’ off the first night of the fair with a brand new event! Check back soon for how to register for our Cornhole Tournament … or just come out to watch the games!

American Country Music Artist


Chris Janson
Wednesday, August 24

American country music singer/songwriter Chris Janson will headline this year’s Country Music Night at the Fair! Janson will feature songs from his fourth album that was released in March 2022 along with his earlier hits. The Missouri native has had multiple singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including “Good Vibes” and “Done”, both of which went to number one on the latter. Janson has also performed on albums by Holly Williams and Lee Brice and has co-written singles for Tim McGraw and Hank Williams Jr. Check back soon for announcements on the night’s opening acts!

Come early and enjoy the beer tent at 4 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. for a fun night of live country music! Three-tier ticket pricing: Gold Tickets are $75 each; Reserved Tickets are $55 each; and Grandstand Tickets are $35 each (plus minimal credit card & processing fees). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Fair Box Office at 231-347-1010.

Roarin’ Back for Two Nights of Action


Monster Truck
Thursday, August 25 and
Friday, August 26

Monster Truck Throwdown is motorized entertainment like no other! And in 2021, the monster trucks are back at the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair for TWO BIG NIGHTS! The speed, style, and destruction of Monster Truck Throwdown assault the senses and captivates audiences of all ages with high-flying thrills and larger-than-life fire breathing machines jam-packed together and delivered in an affordable family experience.

Come early and enjoy the beer tent at 4 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $22 each for adults (age 12 and over). Tickets are $11 each for children ages 2-12 years old, with under age 2 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.

Saturday, August 27 @ 6pm



Admission: $16 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 on Aug. 27, 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, including the entry form with a waiver, will be available soon to download and print!


See you in August at the Fair!