Beautiful fair weekend

WATERMELON WINNER–Winner of the ages 7 to 11 watermelon eating contest Garret Wuornos of Pelkie smiles after eating a massive chunk of watermelon faster than anyone else.

by Porter Davis
The Baraga County Fair, an annual event for everything from cows and horses to mudding and magic. Growing and changing from year to year, the county fair has always been a great way to spend a weekend of entertainment for people near and far. Held in its annual location just before the old Pelkie Schoolhouse in Pelkie between the dates of Aug. 3 and Aug. 6, 2023, the fair brought large crowds and provided quality fun. The fair officially began on Thursday with the arrival of small animals in an animal building where they were judged, followed by an interview of county queen candidates. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.