Mr. Upper Peninsula 2016: Tickets on Sale NOW!

July 8, 2016 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Historic Vista Theater/PAAC

TIckets are at the outlets!

General Admission $12 available at:
Rare Earth Goods – Ishpeming
Snowbound Books – Marquette
Gitche Gumee Cafe & Records (Village Shopping Center) – Marquette

VIP (first 8 rows) $15 & General Admission tickets are also available at the Historic Vista Theater/PAAC Box Office. Pioneer Week hours are 2 pm – 11:30 pm Tuesday (7/5) & Wednestay (7/6) and Noon to 9:30 on Thursday (7/6).

Or you can call (906) 475-7188 and Bear will get back to you as soon as he is able.

We’re only a couple weeks out and folks have some questions.

1) What are the qualifications?

Simple, A) Be at least 18 years of age B) Born in OR currently lives in the U.P. C) Male Gender

2) Where do we apply to be a delegate/contestant?

Yeah, we’re working on catching up on getting information up on our brand new site, but the application works.

3) What does the contest consist of?

Delegates will compete in the usual “pageant” categories of “Yooper Casual Wear,” “Yooper Formalwear,” “Yooper Swimsuit,” “Yooper Talent,” and off-stage & on-stage interview.

4) What makes each category “Yooper?”

The answer is you do. We don’t give our delegates or judges any real criteria, because it is they who make the show. Our answer is always, “You’re a yooper, so you bring what you want to bring to the show.” Last year turned out better than we could expect, this year already looks like it’ll match or be better.

5) Is there a fee to enter? Yes, there is a $25 entry fee due the day of the contest. All fees will be returned to contestants via prizes.


Last years show blew us away! A total embrace and perfect balance of REAL Yooper culture & comedy all around. What will the delegates bring to the stage this year? Who is Dominic Davis going to hand the crown off to? Could it be you?

The date is set.

July 8, 2016

The hosts are set:

Vicky Crystal returns after a rockstar performance last year to be joined by the inimitable Walt Lindala.

The judges are set:

You’re just gonna have to wait.

Interested in sponsoring* Mr. Upper Peninsula 2016? Contact Bear at (906) 475-7188.

*We are considered advertising, not charitable, for tax purposes.

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