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2nd Annual U.P. Ice Fishing & Hunting Expo

Friday November 3rd 2023 - Sunday November 5th 2023

U.P. State Fairgrounds
2401 12th Ave N. Escanaba, MI


Cost:  FREE Admission

Tel:  906-786-2021

Join your fellow outdoor enthusiasts at the UP Ice Fishing & Hunting Expo -- November 3rd, 4th, & 5th.
For three days vendors will offer indoor and outdoor displays, sharing their advice, tricks and tools to take into the Upper Peninsula's beautiful fall forests and out onto the frozen ice of Bay de Noc, the walleye capital of the world! 

The UP Ice Fishing & Hunting Expo is the great place to see the newest outdoor toys and tools from vendors who can make your year end adventures more successful.

Friday, November 3rd 3pm-8pm
Saturday, November 4th 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 5th 10am-3pm 

The public is welcome, free admission.  Food Vendors on site. Fun for the whole family.  Kids games, minnow races, prizes and more!
Vendors wanted.  Contact the Daily Press if you would like to be involved in this great event – 906-786-2021.

Annual events in Escanaba

Are you uncertain when to plan your trip to the Bays de Noc? Check out some of our popular annual events and come during your favorite! 

Rapid River Relic Ride

Each year, this vintage snowmobile ride, show and swap happens in the last weekend of January. Do you have an older sled yourself? Come join the fun! The group also makes announcements on their Facebook page

The Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby

In February, this ice fishing derby invites anglers to the Walleye capital of the world. The bigger your catch, the better the prize! Find updated information as the event nears on our Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby page

Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Celebrations

Spend your long weekend in the Bays de Noc and celebrate our country with us! Plan for parades, picnics, live music, fireworks, food and more. Search the event calendar for these specific weekends to find each municipality’s plans. 

Kruisin' Klassics

As June approaches, the classic cars cruise into the Bays for the Kruisin’ Klassics Car Show and Swap Meet at the U.P. State Fair Grounds. Peruse the vehicles on display, see who wins best in show awards, test your own speed in a fun run and stick around for the grand finale — a parade!

Fayette Heritage Days

This August event at Fayette Historic State Park and Townsite celebrates the “hey-day” of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting town. Activities include period displays, food, music and a historic baseball game —1860’s style. And you will be invited to play! 

U.P. State Fair 

Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has delighted folks from all over as they experience and celebrate the unique culture of Michigan’s U.P. It’s seven days of thrilling rides, enthralling grandstand shows and lots of blue ribbon fun. 

Yooper Fest

Celebrating Yoopers! Each September, join others on Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba as they visit vendors, play games, eat delicious food and enjoy live music and more. 

Holiday Events

Plan your winter trip around these annual holiday events

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