Oceana County Fair

Photo by Oceana County Fair

August 24th-28th, 2021

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.

The Oceana County Fair offers carnival games, among many other attractions. | Photo by Will Myers on Unsplash.com.

The 2020 Oceana County Fair had a modified schedule and format due to health and safety concerns relating to the COVID-19 virus. There was no midway and no spectators at events. The 4-H livestock auctions were held virtually.

Organizers are hopeful that the usual events can resume in 2021.

Here is the schedule from 2019:

Tuesday

*Midway opens at 5pm*

  • 2pm – Harness Horse Racing (free grandstand)
  • 5pm – 4-H Dog Show Infield, near the West end of the Youth Exhibit Building
  • 6pm – Draft Horse Halter & Showmanship Classes in Large Arena
  • 7pm – West Shore Talent Competition (free grandstand)

Wednesday

*Senior Citizen Day- Over 60 admitted for $1 until 6pm. Armband special: $10 armband allows attendees to ride from 2-6pm. Additional $12 Armband gets rides until Closing. Midway opens at 2pm*

  • 8am – Swine Showmanship in Small Indoor Arena
  • 8:30am – Beef Showmanship in Large Arena
  • 9am- 3pm – 4-H Building Judging
  • 1pm – Saddle Horse Showmanship & Halter Classes in Large Arena
  • 2pm – Harness Horse Racing at the Grandstand (free admission)
  • 4pm – Sheep Showmanship in Small Indoor Arena
  • 5pm – Farm Workers Appreciation Night at the Grandstand (free admission)
  • 6:15pm – Mini Horse Driving Classes
  • 6:30pm – Draft Horse Driving Classes in Large Arena

Thursday

*Armband special: $10 armband allows attendees to ride from 2-6pm. Additional $15 Armband gets rides until Closing. Accommodations for those with disabilities include free gate and free rides from 11:30am-1pm. Midway opens at 2pm. *

  • 8am – English Performance classes, infield arena.
  • 9am – Dairy Cattle Judging in Large Arena
  • 9am – Goat 4-H & Open Showmanship in Small Indoor Arena
  • 10am – Rabbit 4-H & Open Showmanship, rabbit & poultry barn.
  • 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

*Youth Day: Ages 12 & Under admitted free until 6pm. Armband special: $8 armband allows attendees to ride from 2-6pm. Additional $15 Armband gets rides until Closing. Midway opens at 1pm.*

  • 9am – Western Riding Classes 4-H & Open in the Infield Arena
  • 9am – Poultry 4-H & Open Showmanship in the Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • 12pm-3pm – Open Music Jam, Fair Office/Commercial Building).
  • 12pm-4pm – Horse Trail Class near Infield Arena
  • 2pm – Heavyweight Horse Pulling in Grandstand (free admission)
  • 4pm – Cow Trail & Costume Classes in Large Arena
  • 6:45pm – Parade of Horse Breeds in Large Arena
  • 7pm – Horse Costume Class in Large Arena
  • 7:15pm – Miniature Horse Obstacle Class in Large Arena

Saturday

*Midway opens at 1pm. Armband special: $20 armband allows attendees to ride from all day until Closing*

  • 10am – Grand Slam Showmanship in the Rabbit & Poultry Barn and Large Arena
  • 10am – Horse Games in Infield Arena
  • 12pm – Garden Tractor Pull at the Grandstand
  • 1pm – Ag Olympics in Large Arena
  • 5pm – 4-H Small Market Animal Auction in Large Arena
  • 7pm – Demolition Derby and Auto Cross(additional admission required, ticket sales begin at 5pm)

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