Oceana County Fair header Oceana County Fair in Hart, Michigan

AUGUST 20-24, 2013

at the
Oceana County Fairgrounds
in Hart, Michigan

Blue Ribbon at the Fair

Schedule of Events

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

ENTRY DAY: 9 AM to 5 PM

Midway opens at 6:00 PM
6:00 PM to Closing - Fair Preview (All rides $1.00 each; Free gate admission)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

SENIOR CITIZEN DAY - Over 60 admitted for $1.00 until 6:00 PM

Midway opens at 2:00 PM
Special - $10.00 armband will let you ride from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. An Additional $10.00 armband will let you ride from 6:00 PM until closing.
*Individual ride tickets will be available.

  • 8:00 AM - Swine Showmanship, Breeds & 4-H Market Classes (SMALL INDOOR ARENA)
  • 8:30 AM - Beef Showmanship, Breeds & 4-H Market Classes (LARGE ARENA)
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - All entered exhibits in 4-H Youth Building (4-H BUILDING)
  • 1:00 PM - Bronze Colt Stakes Harness Racing (FREE GRANDSTAND)
  • 1:00 PM - Saddle Horse Showmanship & Halter Classes (LARGE ARENA)
  • 4:00 PM - Sheep Showmanship, breeds & 4-H Market Classes (SMALL INDOOR ARENA)
  • 5:30 PM - Dog Show (GRANDSTAND AREA)
  • 6:30 PM - Draft Horse Driving Classes (LARGE ARENA)
  • 7:00 PM - Mac & Cheese Cookoff (EDUCATION BUILDING)
  • 7:00 PM - Farm Workers Appreciation Night (FREE GRANDSTAND)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Midway opens at 2:00 PM
Special - $10.00 armband will let you ride from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. An Additional $10.00 armband will let you ride from 6:00 PM until closing.
*Individual ride tickets will be available 8am-7pm.

  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM - Accommodations for those with disabilities will be provided during this time, including free gate and free rides.
  • 9:00 AM - Dairy Cattle Judging, 4-H & Open (LARGE ARENA)
  • 9:00 AM - Goat 4-H & Open Showmanship, Breeds & 4-H Market Classes (SMALL INDOOR ARENA)
  • 1:00 PM - English Performance Classes, 4-H & Open (LARGE ARENA)
  • 1:00 PM - Rabbit 4-H & Open Showmanship, Breeds & 4-H Market Classes (RABBIT & POULTRY BARN)
  • 6:45 PM - Presentation of Oceana 4-H Ambassadors (FREE GRANDSTAND)
  • 7:00 PM - 4-H Market Livestock Auction (FREE GRANDSTAND)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

YOUTH DAY - Ages 12 & Under admitted free until 6:00 PM.

Midway opens at 1:00 PM
Special - $8.00 armband will let you ride from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM. An Additional $12.00 armband will let you ride from 6:00 PM until closing.
*Individual ride tickets will be available.

  • 9:00 AM - Western Performance Class (LARGE ARENA)
  • 10:00 AM - Poultry 4-H & Open Showmanship, Breeds & 4-H Market Classes (RABBIT & POULTRY BARN)
  • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM - Great Lakes Energy Safety Demonstrations
  • 2:00 PM - Heavyweight Horse Pulling (FREE GRANDSTAND)
  • 4:00 PM - Bovine Trail & Costume Classes and Games (LARGE ARENA)
  • 5:30 PM - Tractor Pull - local farm tractors (GRANDSTAND ADMISSION)
  • 6:45 PM - Parade of Horse Breeds (LARGE ARENA)
  • 7:00 PM - Horse Costume Class (LARGE ARENA)
  • 7:15 PM - Miniature Horse Obstacle Class (LARGE ARENA)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

FINAL DAY OF FAIR

Midway opens at 1:00 PM
Special - $10.00 armband will let you ride from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM. An Additional $12.00 armband will let you ride from 6:00 PM until closing.
*Individual ride tickets will be available.

  • 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM - Trail Horse Classes (LARGE ARENA)
  • 10:00 AM - Grand Slam Showmanship (RABBIT & POULTRY BARN, LARGE ARENA)
    Starting with smaller animals, working to larger animals in large arena
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Garden Tractor Pull (FREE GRANDSTAND)
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Horse Games (LARGE ARENA)
  • 3:00 PM - Ag Olympics (LARGE ARENA)
    All kids 19 years and under are invited to participate. Games, fun, and prizes.
  • 6:00 PM - Small Market Animal Auction (LARGE ARENA)
  • 7:00 PM-7:45 PM - Ruthie & Friends (music)
  • 8:00 PM - Special "Enduro" and "Car & Truck" Demolition Derby (GRANDSTAND ADMISSION) ~Ticket Sales begin at 6:00 PM.
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