Manistee County Fair

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2021 Dates to be Announced

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. 

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the fair was canceled in 2020. Organizers are hopeful that the events can resume in 2021.

Here’s the schedule of events that generally take place:

Sunday

  • Open & Youth Horse Show, 10am-3pm

Monday

  • Entry Day for all exhibits and animals, 10am-7pm

Tuesday: Opening Day

  • Open Class Judging, 8:30am-1pm, Pavilion & 4-H Exhibits-Merchant Building
  • Merchant Building Open, noon-10pm
  • Family Fun Amusements Carnival, 3pm-11pm, $15 all day wristband
  • Heritage Draft Horse Pulling, 7pm-11pm, Grandstand admission $3

Wednesday: Kids Day

  • 10 & under free
  • Judging Youth 4-H Performance 8am-5pm
  • Merchant Building Open, noon-10pm
  • Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, 2pm-10pm, $15 all day wristband
  • King of the Track; TNT Demolition Derby Bump & Run, 7pm-11pm, Grandstand admission $10 & $5
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Thursday

  • Merchant Building Open, noon-10pm
  • Pie Baking Contest, 1:30pm
  • Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, 2pm-10pm, $15 all day wristband
  • 4-H animal auction, 5:30pm
  • SJO Productions MotorCross, 7pm-11pm. Grandstand admission $12 & $5

Friday:

  • 4-H events 10am-6pm
  • Merchant Building Open, noon-10pm
  • Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, 1pm-11pm, $15 all day wristband
  • West Michigan Pullers, 7pm-11pm, Grandstand admission $15 & $8

Saturday:

  • Merchant Building Open, noon-10pm
  • Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, noon-11pm, All day wristbands $15
  • Kid Activities, 2pm-6pm, Merchant Building
  • Bike giveaway, 3pm
  • Pre-concert featuring The Whiskey Rebels before the demolition derby
  • TNT Demolition Night of Smashing – Power Wheels, Mini-Van Demo Derby, Big Car Stock Demo Derby, Grandstand, Ages 13 & up, $15; 6-12 $8.50; 5 & under free, Pit Pass $20
For more information on the Manistee County Fair, please contact:

Manistee County Fair Board

(231) 889-5566

manisteecountyfair.org