Gogebic County Fair celebrates anniversary in grand style


August 17, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe STRUGGLING HAPPILY to get her heavy load to the finish line in Saturday's tractor pull is Harper Robinson, 5, of Big Rapids, Mich. Activity coordinator Jason Hague, right, was monitoring her as a crowd cheered her on at the Gogebic County Fair kids' event in Ironwood.

IRONWOOD - Great weather and solid crowds graced the 100th anniversary of the Gogebic County Fair in the final two days of its Thursday-to-Sunday run.

The public clearly welcomed the return of the event at the Ironwood fairgrounds after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in last year's cancellation.

"We had beautiful weather. We had good crowds," said James Lorenson, fair board chairman, on Monday. "Overall, we were pleased."

Lorenson said that some people wore optional masks and engaged in social distancing, and he added that hand-washing stations also had a lot of use.

He commended all angles...

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