Special Events during Fair Week

Skerbeck Carnival

Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018!

The carnival opens at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 26 the carnival opens at 12 p.m.

Special pricing for the Skerbeck Carnival:Carnival Tickets

Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Carnival open at noon, Kids’ Day
Wristbands $20, unlimited rides

Thursday, Aug. 23 – Carnival open at noon, Kids’ Day
Wristbands $20, unlimited rides

Friday, Aug. 24 – Carnival open at noon, Dollar Day
All rides $1 each until 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 26 – Last day, Carnival open noon to 6 p.m.
Wristbands are $15, unlimited rides
More info: www.skerbeck.com

Community Center Exhibits

Take time during Fair Week to explore the hundreds of exhibits in the Community Building! The building is open every day beginning Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Anyone and everyone are welcome to display their talents during the Fair Week! Whether it’s photography, antiques, knitting, sewing, quilting, crocheting, baking or flower arranging, we have a spot for you inside the Community Building. There is no entry fee for your items and premiums are paid for first, second and third places.  Bring items to the Community Building on dates announced in Fair Time magazine.
For more information, call the Fair office at (231) 347-1010.

Fair Registration Form


The Fair has gone to the dogs, and we’re happy about it! At noon, bring the kids to the grass area next to the Grandstand to take in the outstanding dog agility show and new demonstrations. You’ll be amazed at the trained ability of these dogs of various breeds. The Dog Agility Show starts at noon at the Grass Area near the Grandstand on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Forms for participants in the Dog Agility Show can be found below; they can be downloaded and printed for your reference and for registration requirements.
Agility Standard Form
Agility Jumpers Form

2016 Firefighter show info06172016120539_Page_1Firefighter show is back for 2018!

The Fair welcomes back the Firefighter Show this year, offering kids the chance to see what it takes to be a firefighter! Shows will be Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 25, with three shows daily taking place on the children’s stage area near the Fair office.

Kids in the audience will be selected as volunteers! After being fitted in firefighter jacket and helmet, the new trainees are introduced to the audience as their next generation of heroes. When the alarm tones sound calling Engine One to duty, it’s all hands on deck!

Livestock AuctionLivestock Shows & Auctions

Local 4-H youth spend countless hours preparing for the livestock shows and auctions that take place during Fair Week; it represents the culmination of so much hard work, and it also helps to fund many of these youth’s future educational pursuits.