From its humble beginnings in 1976, our annual Labor Day Weekend show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment.
The 44th Annual Show will be held on Labor Day Weekend 2019. The Show opens at 9 AM on Friday, August 30, and runs through 4 PM on Monday, September 2.
The show is held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, Michigan. The street address is 2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba, MI 49829
The showgrounds are nearly all flat and can be navigated easily. Because of the sandy soil, there is very little mud. All of the buildings are accessible.
The gate charge is $6 per person per day. Exhibitors and children under 14 are admitted free. $10 weekend wristbands are also available.
This year we are featuring flywheel engines and John Deere equipment.
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. Daily parades start at 1 PM and engine crank-ups start at 2 PM.
We’re more than just a tractor show. Your gate fee also gets you access to the following:
Agricultural Museum: Tour an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts.
Antique Autos Show: Featuring cars from 1900-1935, this informal gathering of car lovers celebrates the early years of the automobile .
Antique Village: 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: Visit one of the largest flea markets in the Upper Peninsula. Dozens of vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale.
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.
For more information contact
Rod Salyer c/o U.P.S.G.E.A.
PO Box 954 Escanaba MI 49829