About Us

Family fun since 1874.


That's right-- for 145 years we have been providing Northeast Michigan with one of the biggest events of the summer. Between observing the animal shows to cheering on your favorite car at the bump- n -run, Alpena County Fair truly has something for everyone. 


What does that mean for you? 


The number of opportunities community members have to enjoy this years' fair are endless. If you look at the schedule of events, you can see something for everyone, whether it be the Rodeo, Bump n' Run, family fun contests, our carnival, or visiting the animals and exhibitors. 

If you wish to be involved in the fair, here's how: 



Do you have canned or baked goods, photography, sewing skills, or anything else that could be entered under our grandstand? Or do you wish to show your pets or market in the professionally judged animals shows? Then pick up a fairbook at the fair office or check out the PDF link on our website! And if you are between the ages of 5 and 19 and want to gain life skills and be involved in a community of leaders, than contact the Alpena County MSU Extenstion office. 



If you have a small buisness and would either like to advertise or sell your product, then set up a booth in our Merchant's Building, which is right in the center of activity at the Alpena County Fair. Please request a form at the "Contact Us" portion of our website. 


Fair Board Member: 

Do you have skills in advertising, book keeping, leadership, time management, and more? Then you should consider becoming a fair board member! Every year in October the annual Agricultural Society Meeting is held, in which community members can explain why their skills and experience would benefit the Alpena County Fair. 



As a board, we do our best to put on an event that all will remember and enjoy. We are not paid, and all the work that we do is a result of our belief and pride in this fair's history and what it has to offer in the future. 


President: Jacob Bowen

Vice President: Kari Spragg

Secretary: Tim Slosser

Treasurer: Tabitha McDonald

Manager: Bari MacNeill

Email: alpenafairboard@gmail.com



Contact us if you have any questions!