From its humble beginnings in 1976, our annual Labor Day Weekend show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Over 125 exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment.
The 43rd Annual Show will be held on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 3, 2018.
Friday, August 31: 9AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 1: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, September 2: 9 AM – 5 PM
Monday, September 3: 9 AM – 4 PM
The show is held atthe U.P. State Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, Michigan. The street address is 2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba, MI 49829
The gate charge is $6 per person per day. Association members, exhibitors and children under 14 are admitted free. $10 weekend wristbands are also available.
This year we are featuring Oddballs, Orphans, and Garden Tractors.
During the show there are threshing and hay baling demonstrations on the Activities Field. Rock crusher, drag saw, shingle mill and steam-powered saw mill demonstrations are held in Antique Village. The daily Equipment Parade starts at 1 PM and the Engine Crank-Up starts at 2 PM.
We’re more than just a tractor show. Your gate fee also gets you access to the following:
Agricultural Museum: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3. Tour an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts.
Antique Autos Show: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3. Featuring cars from 1900-1935, this 4-day informal gathering of car lovers celebrates the early years of the automobile .
Antique Village: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3. A variety of shops and working displays offer insight into the past, with an emphasis on regional history. Local artisans demonstrate traditional handicrafts and many of their creations are available for purchase.
Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3. Visit one of the largest flea markets in the Upper Peninsula. Dozens of vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale.
Knife and Gun Show: Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2. Buy, sell and trade at this three-day event sponsored by Marble Plus Knife Club.
While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used. While attending our show, if there is anything you don’t understand about the exhibits, please ask. Club members, exhibitors and artisans are happy to answer your questions.
Click here for exhibitor information and registration
Click here for flea market vendor information and contract
Click here for general visitor information
Click here to join the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association
For more information contact
Rod Salyer c/o U.P.S.G.E.A.
PO Box 954 Escanaba MI 49829