Kevin Chalfant's Journey Experience features all of the lights, sounds and Journey-esque atmosphere you'd expect from a show called the Journey Experience! This is not a cover band but a very talented singer who served as the initial stand-in lead singer for Steve Perry with Journey LIVE! He performs all the hits that made Journey famous, one fabulous hit after another!
While the name Kevin Chalfant is synonymous with melodic rock royalty, the versatile vocalist continues to weave a remarkably artistic web while creating a real connection with the audience. After fronting Billboard charting sensation 707 in the early 80s, Kevin moved on to lead the powerhouse group The Vu later in the decade. In the early 90s Kevin co-founded the first act ever signed to Interscope Records, supergroup The Storm. Also featuring members of Journey and Santana, The Storm realized mainstream success with the smash singles “I’ve Got a Lot To Learn About Love” and “Show Me the Way.”
The Youth Challenge makes it return on Thursday at the 2016 Gogebic County Fair! Area youth will compete in a variety of fun events in which each team will compete to win prize money to help support their club. Each team consists of 6 youth members between the ages of 14-19 years old.
A special handmade trophy will be presented to the winning team to proudly display. Some of the events in the past have included blindfolded wheelbarrow races, hay bale rolling, corn cob toss and a potato/spoon balance race. Each year brings new events which test a teams ability to work together towards a common goal, and are designed to be both fun for the participants and something that the whole family can enjoy watching. If you are interested in registering your team or becoming a team sponsor, please contact Tina at 663-4045 ext.620 or
The "YOUTH" Challenge
begins at 4:30 p.m.
• Sponsored by Brookside Insurance and Auto Owners Insurance •
Sunday in the grandstand
Starting at 12 noon
Sponsored by Lakeshore Equipment
The Pony Pulling Event is returning this year. Pulling two classes (1) 50" and Under and (2) 53" and Under. This should be quite an interesting event to watch as the ponies pull the drag across the front of the grandstand.
Marty's Goldenaires is a Drum & Bugle Corps which performs primarily in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota from the begining of May to Labor Day weekend. Musical selections through the years have pleased all audience types with a mixture of swing, rock, patriotic, and nostalgic drum corps styles. Established in 1950 as a Senior Corps, membership includes men between the ages of 16 and 79 years. This unique age mix gives Marty's Goldenaires a blend of nostalgia, a solid nucleus, and a young enthusiasm and excitement which is evident as the audience involve themselves in Marty's Goldenaires performances! Go Go Marty's!
Showtime is at 7:O0 p.m. in the Grandstand.
Don't miss this Thursday Night Tradition!
The event that started it all. Harness Racing will once again be one of the highlights of the 2016 Gogebic County Fair.
This long standing tradition is a fair favorite. For years fairgoers have been watching the Trotters and Pacers round the 1/2 mile track.
Harness Race Post Time is at 1 p.m. for Friday, August 26 and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27.
TWO DAYS OF HARNESS RACING FRIDAY @ 1 PM & SATURDAY @ 12:30 PM
Sponsored in part by:
Ashland Honda Toyota
The Gogebic County Fair is excited to announce the newest event to our Grandstand, Dirt Dash Racing. The Dirt Dash is where a bunch of front wheel drive unmodified cars race an off road course.
Pretty much anything goes on the track except for intentional roughness. There is a lot of excitement and even some rollovers. Drivers compete for cash and trophies, so this event is something the whole family can enjoy. We at Dirt Dash Central want to make this a great time for all involved, both the drivers and spectators. Local dirvers are invited to paricipate, check out the Rules and Waiver below before you enter.
This event has been a crowd favorite at several other fairs and now it's coming to the Gogebic County Fair. Don't miss out on this new and exciting grandstand show.
The Dirt Dash will be on Sunday, August 28th @ 3:00 p.m.
Attention Local Drivers:
Rules, Regulations and Registration forms are posted below.