Oceana County Fair

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August, 2022

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.

Typical Event Schedule is as Follows:

Tuesday (Entry Day)

4pm – Harness Horse Racing at the at the Grandstand (free admission)

5pm – Midway Opens

7pm – Talent Show at the Grandstand ($10/person, under 12- free), Hosted by: Edgar Struble, Musical Director/Instrumentalist

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, & r-H Classes in Large Arena
  • 9am- 3pm – Youth & Educational Building Judging
  • 1pm – Draft Horse Halter/Ponies, Mules, & Cross Classes in Large Arena
  • 2pm – Saddle Horse Showmanship & Halter Classes in Large Arena
  • 2pm – Harness Horse Racing at the Grandstand (free admission)
  • 2pm – Midway Opens
  • 4pm – Sheep Showmanship, Breed, & 4-H Classes in Small Indoor Arena
  • 6pm – Mini Horse Driving Classes
  • 6:30pm – Draft Horse Driving Classes in Large Arena
  • 7pm – 150th Oceana County Fair Celebration & Reception at the Grandstand (free admission)

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

  • 9am – English Performance Classes- $-H & Open at the Infield Arena
  • 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
  • 6:45pm – Presentation of Oceana 4-H Ambassadors at the Grandstand (free admission)
  • 7pm – 4-H Market Livestock Auction at the Grandstand (free admission)
Colonial Golf Course
Oceana Golf Club

Friday

  • 9am – Western Riding Classes 4-H & Open in the Infield Arena
  • 9am – Poultry 4-H & Open Showmanship in the Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • 12pm-4pm – Horse Trail Class near Infield Arena
  • 2pm – Heavyweight Horse Pulling in Grandstand (free admission)
  • 4pm – Cow Trail & Costume Classes in Large Arena
  • 5:30pm – Grandstand Opens – Ticket Sales Begin
  • 6:45pm – Parade of Horse Breeds in Large Arena
  • 7pm – Horse Costume Class in Large Arena
  • 7pm – West Michigan Pullers Tractor Pull at the Grandstand  (Adults- $10.00, 12 & under- $5.00, tickets go on sale at 5:30pm). More info available at www.mttpa.com
  • 7:15 pm – Miniature Horse Obstacle Class in Large Arena

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 – 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)
  • 5pm – 4-H Small Market Animal Auction in Large Arena
  • 5pm – 5-H Market & Junior Market Auction in Large Arena

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this schedule. The schedule is subject to change. Check for updates at National Asparagus Festival.

For more information on the National Asparagus Festival, please contact the event organizer:

Oceana County Fair Board of Directors

1025 S. State St., Hart, MI  49431

231-873-2565

oceanacountyfair.com