Welcome to the 144th Annual Manistee County Fair. 

All fair events are open to the public,  however a few require a paid ticket for entry.

Handicap accessible entry, bathroom facilities and Grandstand seats are available. 

For questions about events, please contact us at manisteefairgrounds@yahoo.com

or fill out the contact form.

Events

THE 2020 IS CANCELLED. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 2021 MANISTEE COUNTY FAIR.

 

Sunday

August 16th

9am - 3pm  | Car Show

5pm - 7pm | Fair Office open for entry tags pick up for all items exhibited in Pavilion

Entry Tags can also pick up Monday

 

Monday

August 17th

10am - 7pm | Entry Day for All Exhibits & Animals

 

 10am - 7pm | Weigh-in

Youth Open Wristband Pickup

Entry Tags can also pick up Monday

 

Tuesday

August 18th

Free Gate Admission

8:30am - 1pm | Open Class (Pavilion) & Youth Open Exhibits Judging [Merchant Building]

8am - Swine Judging 

2pm - Sheep Judging

4pm - Cattle Judging

6pm - Goat Judging

Fair Opening Day! 

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open 

7pm-11pm  |  Grandstand Event: The Heritage Draft Horse Pulling

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admission: $5.00

Children 10 and under, Free Admission

 

Wednesday

August 19th

$3.00 Gate Admission 

Free Gate Admission for Children 5 and Under

8am -  Rabbit Judging

1pm  - Poultry & Bird Judging

5pm - Youth Exhibit Area, Youth Live Performance Event

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

2pm - 10pm  |  Schmidt Amusements Carnival

7pm - 11pm  |  Grandstand Event: King of the Track; TNT Demolition Derby Bump & Run

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admissions:

$10.00/Ages 13+  

$5.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

Pit: $20.00 - all ages

 

Thursday

August 20th

$3.00 Gate Admission

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

1:30pm | Pie Baking Contest

2pm - 10pm  |  Schmidt Amusements Carnival

5:30pm | Youth Open Large and Small Animal Auction 

7:30pm  |  Grandstand TNT Barrel Racing Event

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admission:

$10.00/Ages 13+  

$5.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

Pit Price: $20.00 All Ages

 

Friday

August 21st

$3.00 Gate Admission

10am | Large Animal Barn - Photo Opportunity Day:

Best of Show (Open & Youth Open Classes in Exhibit Building), Grand Reserve and 1st place Winners (Animal Classes Only) in Open and Youth Open Classes

Photos taken by Manistee News Advocate. Families and cameras welcome too.

11:30am | Youth Open Showmanship Sweepstakes Event

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

2pm - 11pm  |  Schmidt Amusements Carnival

6pm | Youth Open Companion Animal Interviews - Companion Animal Station [Merchant Building]

7pm |  Grandstand Event: West Michigan Pullers

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admission:

$10.00/Ages 13+  

$5.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

Pit Price: $20.00, All Ages

 

Saturday

August 22nd

$3.00 Gate Admission; 10 and Under Free

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

Noon - 11pm  |  Schmidt Amusements Carnival

3pm | Free Bike Giveaway - Drawing starts at 3pm!

3pm - 5pm | Free Face Painting & Kids/Family Activities - Merchant Building

Kids Day

6:30pm  |  Grandstand Event: TNT Demolition Night of Smashing - Power Wheels, Mini-Van Demo Derby, Compact Front Wheel Drive Demo Derby, Big Car Stock Demo Derby

Gates open at 4pm

Grandstand Admission:

$15.00/Ages 13+  

$8.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

$20.00/Pit

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