They have their own state fair and poet
You have to admire the Upper Peninsula’s get-it-done attitude, even on civic matters. For instance, in 2009 the state stopped funding the state fair in the Upper Peninsula, so they organized their own. The fair just concluded its fourth year last weekend.
The state already performs a lot of roles. It’s nice to see civil society in the Upper Peninsula adopt some of those roles that are not legitimate functions of government.