Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair


2020 Fair Canceled

For the health and safety of fair-goers, 4-H families, presenters, carnival staff, and fair volunteers, the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair Board has decided to cancel all in-person 2020 Fair activities. (Read the Fair Board’s news release regarding the cancellation here.) Organizers are still determined to provide 4-H members with the opportunity to showcase their projects and animals so a virtual auction is scheduled for August 25 through August 27. For more details and to sign up, go to https://emmetcharlevoix4h.fairentry.com/.



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Agnes Shaw, Fair Manager
Phone: (231) 347-1010
Fax: (231) 347-5347

Fairgrounds Location:
1129 Charlevoix Ave./U.S. 31
Petoskey, MI 49770

We have been located on the Emmet County Fairgrounds property at 1129 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, Mich., for over 100 years. Since 2000, we’ve operated as a two-county fair, sharing with Charlevoix County. The Emmet County Fair has been in existence since before 1905; back then it was known as the Emmet County Agricultural Society. During World War II, because of the lack of funds, a vote of the people was taken and passed for the County of Emmet to take responsibility of the fair to ensure its longevity.

The fair takes place in August every summer.

Longevity has proven to be a boon to our grounds. In 2004, our grounds were completely renovated with state of the art facilities which are all ADA-accessible. Our facilities now accommodate not only the fair each year in August, but a host of wonderful events all year long. Our 10,000-square-foot Community Building houses our exhibits including 4-H, youth and adult open classes. Flowers, vegetables, quilts, crafts and more are just a few of the exhibits each year. Our state of the art barns have paved spacious aisle ways, new animal pens and updated facilities for all to enjoy. Every seat in our 2,700 seat covered grandstand has a great view and spectacular sunsets can been seen from the upper rows.

See you at the fair!


Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us