Ontonagon County Fair begins today

GREENLAND – Speeding cars, horse races, beer and wine judging and more will be part of this year’s Ontonagon County Fair, which goes through Sunday.

Events throughout the fair include an antique engine and tractor show, concessions, vendors, concessions from Ontonagon County Animal Protection in the chalet, demonstrations in the exhibit building from Algomah Acres and Peter Olson and live music at the gazebo.

On Saturday and Sunday, kids ages 6 to 17 get in for $3; adults are $5. Sunday also offers reduced $3 tickets for seniors. Children under 6 are free.

Judging of exhibits starts at noon today, while animal entries will be accepted from noon to 5 p.m. The fair day concludes with stock car races starting at 8 p.m.

Saturday includes a lumberjack breakfast at the chalet from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Ontonagon Outback 5-kilometer run and 1-mile walk starts at 9 a.m., the same time the exhibit building opens. Livestock, poultry and rabbit judging starts at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be kids’ games. Motocross races start at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be beer and wine judging. The 4-H kids’ mock rodeo takes place at 6 p.m.

The Jackie Strauch/Critter Ranch Memorial Speed Show, presented by the Timber Trails Riding Club, takes place starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. The event will have a variety of games on horseback.

On Sunday, the exhibit building opens at 10 a.m., followed by the Memorial Speed Show at 11 a.m. The 4-H will have a petting zoo from noon to 2 p.m.