Looking for something fun to do in Iron County?!?! Look no further, here are some upcoming events that are happening in Iron County.

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Events will take place on August 11th – August 14th

In late August, local talk turns to the dwindling days of summer, the daily hunting season countdown, predictions about the upcoming winter and the Iron County Fair. This four-day event invites Iron County residents and visitors alike to explore a wide variety of activities at the county fairgrounds in Iron River. At night, you can take the entire family to the 4×4 truck pull or the always fun, demolition derby. Below is a schedule of events:

Wednesday, August 10 2016

Entry Day from noon to 7:00pm

Thursday, August 11, 2016

4 – H and Open Class Exhibit Judging – All Day

Arts and Crafts Sale – All Day

Senior Day – All Day

Free Lunch for Seniors – Noon, Bandstand

Antique Farm Equipment Display – All 4 Days

Hay Weight Guessing Contest – All 4 Days

Jim Clements (Music) Bandstand – Noon – 3pm


Horse Fun Night – 4:00pm Horse Arena

Miss Iron County Speeches – 4:30pm Bandstand

Kids Coin Scramble – 5:30pm Rotunda

Larry Ketola – 6:00 – 9:00pm Rotunda

Harold Bernhardt Dedication – 6:30pm Rotunda

Jim Barry Dedication – 6:30pm Rotunda

Homemaker of the Year – 6:30pm Rotunda

Friend of the Fair Award – 6:30pm Rotunda

Dress For The Times Contest – 6:30pm Rotunda

Miss Iron County Queen Contest – 7:00pm Rotunda

Friday, August 12, 2016

Open Class Judging Continued – All Day

Arts and Crafts Sale – All Day

Livestock Judging – 9:00am Rotunda


Bingo – Noon Rotunda

Market Livestock Judging – 1:00pm Rotunda

Bingo – 2:00pm Bandstand

Bingo – 4:00pm Bandstand

Kiddie Demo – 5:00pm Rotunda

Scoot Kirby & Seth Waters (music) – 6:00pm – 9:00pm Bandstand

Next Myle (Free Gate) – 7:00pm Grandstand

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Arts and Crafts Sale – All Day

Horse Speed Events – 9:00am Horse Arena

Down on the Farm – 11:00am Rotunda

Karaoke – 11:00 – 2:00pm Rotunda


Market Livestock Auction – 2:00pm Rotunda

Demolition Derby – 6:00pm Grandstand

Jesse McPherson (music) – 6:00 – 9:00pm Bandstand

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Loggers/Farmers Breakfast – 7:00am Bandstand

Open Class Horse Show – 9:00am Horse Arena

Rabbit Showmanship – 10:00am Rotunda

Backseat Driver / Horsing Around – 11:00am Rotunda

UP Garden Tractor Pullers – Noon Grandstand

Cake Walk and Pie Auction – 1:00pm Rotunda

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Are you a off-road enthusiasts and want to enjoy the trails, just don’t want to spend the money on the ORV permits for just a day ride? Well I have good news for you! On August 20 – 21, 2016 the DNR is inviting people to enjoy the trails for free.

Free ORV Weekend, Aug. 20-21, 2016

During this weekend, Michigan residents and nonresidents can legally ride DNR – designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV licence or trail permit. Riders will be saving up to $36.25.

Where to ride

During the free ORV weekend, Michigan residents and nonresidents can ride DNR- designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV licence or trail permit. The weekend also includes the use of the state’s five scramble areas, including St. Helen’s Motosport Area, Black Lake Scramble Area, Silver Lake Bull Gap and The Mounds.

Rules and Regulations

During Free ORV Weekend, all ORV rules and laws still apply. Riders should remember that:

  • Operators under age 16 must have a valid safety training certificate. Michigan will accept ORV/ATV education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces.
  • Operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Dept. of Transportation-approved crash helmet and protective eyewear.

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