Enjoy Manistee County's Annual Fair

August 17-21, 2021

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The Manistee County Fair welcomes you each August! Located at the Onekama Fairgrounds along Portage Lake on M-22, the fair offers rides, food, entertainment, and 4-H exhibitions.

With fun offered on the midway, grandstand shows, and even car races, the Manistee County Fair has something for everyone!

Fair admission is generally $3, five and under free, unless otherwise noted.

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Here's what happened in 2019. The 2020 Fair was canceled due to Covid-19 virus concerns. Details for 2021 will be listed as they become available.


Open & Youth Horse Show, 10am-3pm.


Entry Day for all exhibits and animals, 10am-7pm.

Tuesday: Opening Day

$3 Admission.
Open Class Judging, 8:30am-1pm, Pavilion & 4-H Exhibits-Merchant Building.
Merchant Building, noon-10pm.
Family Fun Amusements Carnival, 3pm-11pm, $15 all day wristband.
Heritage Draft Horse Pulling, 7pm-11pm. Grandstand admission $3.

Wednesday: Kids Day

10 & under free.
Judging Youth 4-H Performance 8am-5pm.
Merchant Building, noon-10pm.
Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, 2pm-10pm, $15 all day wristband.
King of the Track; TNT Demolition Derby Bump & Run, 7pm-11pm. Grandstand admission $10 & $5.


$3.00 Gate Admission.
Merchant Building, noon-10pm.
Pie Baking Contest, 1:30pm.
Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, 2pm-10pm. $15 all day wristband.
4-H animal auction, 5:30pm
SJO Productions MotorCross, 7pm-11pm. Grandstand admission $12 & $5.


$3.00 Gate Admission.
4-H events 10am-6pm.
Merchant Building, noon-10pm.
Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, 1pm-11pm. $15 all day wristband.
West Michigan Pullers, 7pm-11pm. Grandstand admission $15 & $8.


$3 gate admission.
Merchant Building, noon-10pm.
Family Fun Time Amusements Carnival, noon-11pm. All day wristbands $15.
Kid Activities, 2pm-6pm, Merchant Building.
Bike giveaway, 3pm.
Pre-concert featuring The Whiskey Rebels before the demolition derby.
TNT Demolition Night of Smashing - Power Wheels, Mini-Van Demo Derby, Big Car Stock Demo Derby, Grandstand. Ages 13 & up, $15; 6-12 $8.50; 5 & under free. Pit Pass $20.



For more information, call (231) 889-5566, e-mail manisteecountyfair@yahoo.com, or visit www.manisteecountyfair.org.

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