Oceana County Fair in Hart
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.
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.
Here's what happened in 2019:
Tuesday, August 20
*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, August 21
*Senior Citizen Day- Over 60 admitted for $1 until 6pm. Midway opens at 2pm. Armband special: $10 armband allows attendees to ride from 2-6pm. Additional $12 Armband gets rides until Closing*
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, August 22
*Midway opens at 2pm. 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.*
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)
Friday, August 23
Youth Day: Ages 12 & Under admitted free until 6pm.*Midway opens at 1pm. Armband special: $8 armband allows attendees to ride from 2-6pm. Additional $15 Armband gets rides until Closing*
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, August 24
*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)
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