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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 what happened last year:

Tuesday: Opening Day

  • 8am– Swine Judging
  • 2pm– Sheep Judging
  • 4pm– Cattle Judging
  • 6pm– Goat Judging
  • 7pm – Michigan Horse Pulling Boat Association in the Grandstands, $5 admission


  • 8am– Rabbit Judging
  • 12-10pm – Merchant Building Open
  • 1pm– Poultry/Bird Judging
  • 5pm– Youth Exhibit Area: Youth Live Performance Event
  • 7pm– TNT Demo Derby in the Grandstands; $15 for ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12 and Kids 5 & under free, $20 Pits


  • 12-10pm– Merchant Building Open
  • 5:30pm– Youth Open Large and Small Animal Auction
  • 7pm– Side by Side Barrel Racing in the Grandstands; $15 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12, Kids 5 & Under Free, $20 Pits


  • 10am– Large Animal Barn: Photo Opportunity Day
  • 11:30am– Youth Open Showmanship Sweepstakes Event
  • 12-10pm– Merchant Building Open
  • 6pm – Youth Open Companion Animal Interviews – Companion Animal Station in Merchant Building
  • 7pm– West Michigan Pullers; $15 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12 and Kids 5 & under free, $10 for Veterans, $20 Pits


  • 12-10pm– Merchant Building Open
  • 7pm– TNT Bump ‘n Run & Demolition Derby; $15 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12 and Kids 5 & under free; $20 Pits

Experience Manistee

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

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 Manistee County Fair!

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

Manistee County Fair Board

(231) 889-5566

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