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    Annual UP State Fair opens in Escanaba

    Midway carnival, farm animal exhibits featured with opening of annual UP State Fair
    Posted on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 11, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

    ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — The annual U.P. State Fair returns to Escanaba with a midway carnival, live music acts and farm animal exhibits.

    Governed by representatives from all 15 Upper Peninsula counties and the Hannahville Indian Community, the fair opens at 5 p.m. Monday and runs through Friday.

    Livestock events are scheduled throughout the week. The fair also features a mobile zoo, acrobats, chain saw carving and sand sculptures

    This marks the fifth year it will operate without funding from the state. The fair first opened in 1928.

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    Online: www.upstatefair.org


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