Oceana County Fair kicks off Tuesday.

August 20, 2018

Oceana County Fair kicks off Tuesday.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — The 147th Annual Oceana County Fair, which is the second-longest running fair in Michigan, is set for Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Oceana County Fairgrounds.

The event draws approximately 25,000 fair goers every year, said Oceana County Fair Board President Clancy Aerts. The fair’s history dates back to 1871.

The longest-running fair in Michigan is the Lenawee County Fair in Adrian, which just had its 179th annual event this summer at the end of July.

The demolition derby and auto cross event in the grandstand begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Harness horse racing take place Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. in the grandstand, and admission is free.

Elliott’s Amusements will provide the rides and midway, which opens Tuesday at 5 p.m. Tuesday is also Entry Day, which starts at 9 a.m. Oceana Has Talent begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the grandstand.

The midway opens Wednesday at 2 p.m. Farm Workers’ Appreciation Night begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the grandstand. Wednesday is also Senior Citizens’ Day, and seniors over age 60 are admitted for $1 until 6 p.m.

Thursday the midway opens at 2 p.m. The Oceana 4-H Ambassadors will be presented Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in the grandstand, followed by the 4-H Market Livestock Auction at 7 p.m.

Friday is Youth Day, and the midway opens at 1 p.m. Check out Heavyweight Horse Pulling Friday at 2 p.m. in the grandstand. Local farmers compete in tractor pulling in the grandstand Friday at 7 p.m.

On Saturday evening, watch the autocross and demolition derby in the grandstand. Adult admission is $10, and children 12 and under are $5. The Garden Tractor Pull begins at noon Saturday in the grandstand, and admission is free.


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