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47th Annual Show U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Association

Friday September 2nd 2022 - Monday September 5th 2022

U.P. State Fairgrounds
2401 9th Ave N. Escanaba, MI


Cost:  ADMISSION: $6 per person per day, $10 weekend wristbands, FREE for exhibitors & children under 14

This year we are featuring International Harvester. We are proud to be the host of this year's IHC Chapter 11 State Show. 
We're also hosting a gathering of antique automobiles (1900-1935). 
Over 150 exhibitors will be displaying a wide range of vintage machinery. 

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Antique Village will be open, and several local artisans will be demonstrating a variety of traditional handicrafts. 

There are also daily parades, a large indoor/outdoor flea market, a knife & gun show, antique tractor pulls, threshing demonstrations, a working sawmill, and lots of good food.
We've also add several new activities such a barn dance, tractor games and slow races and decorating contests. 

$6 per person per day
FREE for exhibitors and children under 14 
$10 weekend wristbands

Friday, September 2: 9AM – 7 PM
Saturday, September 3: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, September 4: 9 AM – 5 PM
Monday, September 5: 9 AM – 4 PM 

 For more information, visit or contact our show manage Nicole Landers.
 Phone: 906-280-8453

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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