CHATHAM, Mich. (WZMQ) – Hundreds gathered in Chatham August 5th and 6th for the annual Alger County Fair.
Attendees were able to enjoy live music, carnival games, and a wide selection of food trucks. The fair has been operating for over 50 years and according to organizers really brings the community together. One organizer told 19 News that the fair is just a fun way for the whole family to get outside and enjoy each other’s company in a fun and safe environment.
Fair director Paul Naasz, who has been involved with running the fair for over 35 years, says the fair promotes agriculture and teaches youth valuable lessons.
“You give a young person a goat, or a pig, or a cow to raise and show, there is nothing better to teach them responsibility and hard work,” remarked Naasz.
The fair ran all throughout the weekend and wrapped up August 6th at 5pm.