All fair events are open to the public,

however a few require a paid ticket for entry.

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

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

or fill out the contact form.

Paid events are denoted by pricing.

To search events by day, please select below.

Events

 

Sunday

August 11th

10am - 3pm  |  Open & Youth Horse Show

10am - 4pm  | Campers load in

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 12th

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

 

 10am - 7pm | Weigh-in/Pullorum Testing for All Animals

Entry Tags can also pick up Monday

 

Tuesday

August 13th

$3.00 Gate Admission

8:30am - 1pm | Open Class (Pavilion) & 4-H Exhibits Judging [Merchant Building]

Fair Opening Day! 

Click here for event judging times

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open - "Show Day" Bargain Day

3pm - 11pm  |  Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival,  $15.00 All-Day Wrist Band

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

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admission: $3.00

Veterans/Active Military Free Gate Admission

 

Wednesday

August 14th

Free Gate Admission for Children 10 and Under

$3.00 Gate Admission Otherwise

8am, 1pm, 5pm |  Judging, Youth 4-H Performances

Kids Day & Public Safety Day

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

2pm - 10pm  |  Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival,  $15.00 All-Day Wrist Band

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

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admissions:

$10.00/Ages 13+  

$5.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

 

Thursday

August 15th

$3.00 Gate Admission

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

1:30pm | Pie Baking Contest

2pm - 10pm  |  Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival,  $15.00 All-Day Wrist Band

5:30pm | Animal Auction - click here for more information

7pm  |  Grandstand Event: SJO Productions MotorCross

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admission:

$12.00/Ages 13+  

$5.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

 

Friday

August 16th

$3.00 Gate Admission

10am, 11:30am, 6pm | 4-H Events - click here for more information

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

2pm - 11pm  |  Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival,  $15.00 All-Day Wrist Band

7pm |  Grandstand Event: West Michigan Pullers

Gates open at 6pm

Grandstand Admission:

$15.00/Ages 13+  

$8.00/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

 

Saturday

August 17th

$3.00 Gate Admission 

Noon - 10pm  |  Merchant Building Open

Noon - 11pm  |  Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival,  $15.00 All-Day Wrist Band

2pm - 6pm | Free Face Painting & Kids/Family Activities - Merchant Building 

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

Register to win at Old Heifer Booth in the Merchant Building

7pm  |  Grandstand Event: TNT Demolition Night of Smashing - Power Wheels, Mini-Van Demo Derby, Big Car Stock Demo Derby

Pre-concert featuring The Whiskey Rebels before the demolition derby

Gates open at 4:30pm

Grandstand Admission:

$20.00/Pit

$15.00/Ages 13+  

$8.50/Ages 6 - 12    

5 and Under Free

Contact Us

143rd Annual Manistee County Fair

Manistee County Fairgrounds

7587 1st Street (M22)

Onekama, Michigan 49675
Tel: 231-889-5566

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