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Manistee County Fair

August, 2023

The Manistee County Fair welcomes you each August! Located at the Onekama Fairgrounds along Portage Lake on M-22, the fair offers rides, food, entertainment, and 4-H exhibitions. 

With fun offered on the midway, grandstand shows, and even car races, the Manistee County Fair has something for everyone! 

Fair admission is generally $3, five and under free, unless otherwise noted. 

Here's a Typical Schedule of Events:

Tuesday: Opening Day

  • 8am– Swine Judging
  • 2pm– Sheep Judging
  • 4pm– Cattle Judging
  • 6pm– Goat Judging
  • 7pm – Heritage Draft Horse Pulling, $3 admission


  • 8am– Rabbit Judging
  • 12-10pm – Merchant Building Open
  • 1pm– Poultry/Bird Judging
  • 5pm– Youth Exhibit Area: Youth Live Performance Event
  • 7pm– TNT Bump ‘n Run Event; $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 ages 6-12 and Kids 5 & under free


  • 12-10pm– Merchant Building Open
  • 5:30pm– Youth Open Large and Small Animal Auction
  • 7pm– TNT Barrel Race


  • 10am– Large Animal Barn: Photo Opportunity Day
  • 11:30am– Youth Open Showmanship Sweepstakes Event
  • 12-10pm– Merchant Building Open
  • 7pm– West Michigan Pullers; $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12 and Kids 5 & under free; Pits $20


  • 12-10pm– Merchant Building Open
  • 3pm– Bike Giveaways Begin Register at the Old Heifer Booth in the Merchant Building)
  • 7pm– TNT Bump ‘n Run & Demolition Derby; $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12 and Kids 5 & under free; Pits $20

Stay tuned for information on the 2023 Manistee County Fair!

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For more information on the Manistee County Fair, please contact:

Manistee County Fair Board

(231) 889-5566

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