Officials cancel 2024 Gogebic County Fair


October 19, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

VICKI NELSON of Ironwood addresses members of the Gogebic County Commission during their Oct. 11 meeting in the Gogebic County Courthouse. Several dozen folks attended the session, with many of them speaking in favor of keeping the fair going in the coming year. However, due to a Sept. 26 fire and other structural issues on the grounds, commissioners cancelled the 2024 fair.


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BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted last week to cancel the 2024 Gogebic County Fair - 10 months in advance.

The action followed a Sept. 26 fire that destroyed three structures directly after two additional buildings had been demolished. In addition, the exhibition building has been closed due to structural issues for the past two years, and three remaining barns have been declared unsuitable for use due to electrical damage that occurred during the fire.

The Oct. 11 motion by Chairman James Lorenson specifically stated that ne...

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