The Fairgrounds

The Montmorency County Fairgrounds is located at 13110 M-33 in Atlanta, Michigan and is managed by the Montmorency County 4-H Fair Board. It is home to 7 exhibit barns, a food stand, office building, and grandstand & arena area with concession booth.

The Montmorency County 4-H Fair is the highlight of the grounds but other events are offered throughout the year. Traditionally, there are fundraiser sales for the Elk Country Animal Shelter on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. A 4×4 & Mega Truck Show is held in early May and a Bump-n-Run is held during Elk fest Weekend in September. (Check our Facebook page for up-to-date schedules).

The grounds are filled with area history as well. A log cabin built in 1882 by the Smith family and an early period farmhouse owned by the Rice family were both relocated to the fairgrounds and are decorated with items from those time periods. In 1984, the McKenzie One-Room School House was moved on the grounds and is maintained by the Montmorency Historical Society. The Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts and records pertaining to the county’s schools and displays them in the McKenzie School.

Martin Valentine Village is located between the Rice House and the Old School. The Valentine descendants continue to bake bread in the outside wood oven and make apple butter to serve with it. During the summer, they also make ice cream and serve it free of charge to fairgoers. A Blacksmith shop can also be found nearby and is in operation during special events.

Rustic camping is available in the Dobbyn Campground to the north of the arena. There are also campsites with electrical hookups located by the Cow Barn.

Winter inside storage of boats, campers, etc. is available from October until April. It is on a first come basis and rates are set by the length of the item. Call the fair office at (989) 785-5362 or email us at for current rates and official storage dates.

Any of the facilities can be rented. If you are interested in holding an event at the fairground, email us at or call us at (989) 785-5362 for current prices.

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Phone number:  (989) 785-5362


Mailing address:  PO Box 586,  Atlanta, MI 49709
Physical address:  13110 M-33, Atlanta, MI 49709