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.

American Country Music Artist


Wednesday, August 25

Craig Morgan began his musical career in 2000 with his self-titled debut album. He found success with three additional studio albums that produced several chart hits, including “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” which spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard country charts. Morgan has charted seventeen times on the Billboard country charts. Besides his top hit, six more singles reached that chart’s top ten: “Almost Home”, “Redneck Yacht Club”, “Little Bit of Life”, “Bonfire”, “International Harvester” and “Love Remembers”.

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 $50 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.

Opening Acts Performing Before Craig Morgan


Songwriter and country music singer Ty Parkin’ takes the grandstand stage at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He’ll be opening up the live concert night, playing his single “Drinkin’ 4 Two” and his latest “Such a Beach” among others.


Breakout country artist Callista Clark takes the grandstand stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The 17-year-old’s first album was released in February, with her debut hit single “It’s ‘Cause I Am” continuing to rise on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.


Roarin’ Back for Two Nights of Action


Thursday, August 26 and
Friday, August 27

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 assaults 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 $10 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 Fair Box Office at 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, including entry form with waiver, available below to download and print!


See you in August at the Fair!