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Oceana County Fair

August, 2023

The Oceana County Fair is held annually at the Oceana County Fairgrounds in Hart. The five-day event features fun and exciting events at the end of summer. Area youth show off the animals they raised in the livestock barns. The Exhibition Halls house the creative exhibits produced by all ages. Thrilling fun can be found on the midway and at the exciting events at the grandstand.

The Oceana County Fairgrounds is located just two miles off the US-31 expressway (exit 134), at 1025 State Street in Hart. Parking is free and regular fair hours are 9am-11pm daily. Midway and Rides are by Elliot Amusements. Special armband prices allow attendees to ride from midway opening to close each day. Commercial Buildings are open from Noon-10pm daily.

Colonial Golf Course
Oceana Golf Club

Here’s a Typical Schedule for the Event:

Wednesday

  • 3pm – Midway opens, Special – $20.00 armband to ride from 3-10pm

Saturday

  • 1pm – Midway opens, Special – $25.00 armband to ride from 1-10pm
  • 6:30pm – Harness Horse Racing at the Grandstand, free admission

Monday

  • 6:30pm – Harness Horse Racing at the Grandstand, free admission
  • 6:30pm – 4H Workbees in Barns

Tuesday

Fair Preview

  • 5pm – Midway opens, Special – $15.00 armband to ride from 5-11pm
  • 6:30pm – Harness Horse Racing at the Grandstand, free admission
  • 7pm – Grandstand (TBA)

Wednesday

Senior Citizen Day- Seniors admitted free until 2pm

  • 8am – Swine Showmanship, Breed, & 4-H Classes in Small Indoor Arena
  • 8:30am – Beef Showmanship, Breed, & 4-H Classes in Large Arena
  • 9am- 3pm – Youth & Educational Building Judging
  • 1pm – Draft Horse Halter/Ponies, Mules, & Cross Classes in Large Arena
  • 2pm – Midway opens, Special – $20.00 armband to ride from 2-11pm
  • 2pm – Saddle Horse Showmanship & Halter Classes in Large Arena
  • 4pm – Sheep Showmanship, Breed, & 4-H Classes in Small Indoor Arena
  • 6pm – Mini Horse Driving Classes in Large Arena
  • 6:30pm – Draft Horse Driving Classes in Large Arena
  • 7pm – Grandstand (TBA

Thursday

Free Gate/Rides for those with disabilities from 11:30am-1pm

  • 9am – Dairy Cattle Judging- $H & Open in the Large Arena
  • 9am – Goat 4-H & Open Showmanship, Breed, & 4-H Market Classes in the Small Arena
  • 10am – Rabbit 4-H & Open Showmanship, Breed, & 4-H Market Classes in the Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • 2pm – Midway opens to the public, Special – $20.00 armband to ride from 2-11pm
  • 6:45pm – Presentation of Oceana 4-H Ambassadors at the Grandstand (free admission)
  • 7pm – 4-H Market Livestock Auction at the Grandstand (free admission)

Friday

  • 9am – English & Western Riding Classes 4-H & Open in the Infield Arena
  • 9am – Poultry 4-H & Open Showmanship in the Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • 1pm – Midway opens to the public, Special – $25.00 armband to ride from 1-11pm
  • 2pm – Heavyweight Horse Pulling in Grandstand (free admission)
  • 4pm – Cow Trail & Costume Classes in Large Arena
  • 5:30pm – Grandstand Opens – Ticket Sales Begin
  • 7pm – West Michigan Pullers Tractor Pull at the Grandstand  (Adults- $10.00, 12 & under- $5.00). More info available at www.mttpa.com

Saturday

  • 10am – Grand Slam Showmanship beginning in the Rabbit & Poultry Barn and onto Large Arena
  • 10am – Horse Games in Infield Arena
  • 10am – Garden Tractor Pull at the Grandstand sponsored by the Western Michigan Old Engine Club (free admission)
  • 1pm – Midway opens, Special – $25.00 armband to ride from 1-11pm
  • 1pm – Ag Olympics in Large Arena (all kids 19 years old and under are invited to participate in games, fun, & prizes)
  • 3pm – Bump ‘n Run Off Road Derby, followed by the Demolition Derby at the Grandstand (Adults- $20, 12 & Under- $10, for both events, tickets go on sale at 2pm). Hosted by TNT Demo Derby
    • Small Mod fwd, Small Stock fwd, Small Stock Youth fwd, Small Stock Powder Puff, Powerwheels ($40 entry car & driver; $20 pit passes all ages)
    • Big Car Motor Swap, Big Bonestock 1/2 ton trucks, Small Car GUt n Go fwd, Minivan Gut n Go fwd, Small Trucks & SUVs ($40 entry car & driver; $20 pit passes all ages)
  • 5pm – 5-H Market & Junior Market Auction in Large Arena

For more information on the Oceana County Fair, please contact the event organizer:

Oceana County Fair Board of Directors

1025 S. State St., Hart, MI  49431

231-873-2565

oceanacountyfair.com