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Manistee County Fair

August 13th-17th, 2024

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 the most updated schedule of events:

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024: Opening Day

  • 8am– Swine Judging
  • 2pm– Sheep Judging
  • 4pm– Cattle Judging
  • 6pm– Goat Judging
  • 7pm – Michigan Horse Pulling Boat Association in the Grandstands, $10 admission, No Pit Passes

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024

  • 8am– Rabbit Judging
  • 1pm– Poultry/Bird Judging
  • 3-10pm – Merchant Building & Carnival Open
  • 5pm– Youth Exhibit Area: Youth Live Performance Event
  • 7pm– Micro Wrestling Federation in the Grandstands; Advance Bleachers- $12, Gate- $15, Ringside- $40; purchase tickets by clicking here.

Thursday, August 15th, 2024

  • 3-10pm – Merchant Building & Carnival Open
  • 5:30pm– Youth Open Large and Small Animal Auction
  • 7pm– TNT Bump ‘n Run in the Grandstands; Veterans- $10, Age 13 and up- $15, Age 6-12- $10, Age 5 and under- Free, Pit Passes- $20 all ages

Friday, August 16th, 2024

  • 10am– Large Animal Barn: Photo Opportunity Day
  • 11:30am– Youth Open Showmanship Sweepstakes Event
  • 3-10pm – Merchant Building & Carnival Open
  • 6pm – Youth Open Companion Animal Interviews – Companion Animal Station in Merchant Building
  • 7pm– West Michigan Pullers in the Grandstands; Veterans- $10, Age 13 and up- $15, Age 6-12- $10, Age 5 and under- Free, Pit Passes- $20 all ages

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

  • 12-10pm – Merchant Building & Carnival Open
  • 2-4pm – Family Day/Public Safety Day
  • 7pm– TNT Bump ‘n Run in the Grandstands; Veterans- $10, Age 13 and up- $15, Age 6-12- $10, Age 5 and under- Free, Pit Passes- $20 all ages

Experience Manistee

There’s so much to see and do in Manistee! Read the stories below or go to the Manistee destination page.

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

Manistee County Fair Board

(231) 889-5566

manisteecountyfair.org

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