Holmes County Fair

Holmes County Fair

In its 95th year, the Holmes County Fair has served as one of the most family friendly and affordable entertainment experiences for people of all ages to enjoy. The 2018 Fair will take place on August 6th through August 11th. We look forward to another successful fair, and hope you will join us for the third year at our new location at Harvest Ridge!

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August 4th, 2018 Fair Countdown

2018 Holmes County Fair Schedule

05
Aug
Sunday
11 AM - 2 PM Flower Exhibits Accepted
12 PM - 8 PM Set-up Booths and Decorate Pens
7 AM - 11 AM OFFICIAL Swine Check In & Weigh-In
8 AM - 10AM OFFICIAL Poultry Check In & Weigh-In
12 PM - 2 PM OFFICIAL Rabbit Check In & Weigh-In
12 PM - 2 PM Horse Check In (1st)
12 PM Dairy Cows & Heifers Check In (thru 8 AM Monday)
2 PM - 5 PM OFFICIAL Sheep/Goat Check In & Weigh-In
2 PM - 5 PM Llama Check In
2:30 PM Flower Exhibit Judging Begins
5 PM - 7 PM Horse Check In (2nd)
6 PM - 8 PM OFFICIAL Dairy Feeders & Steers Check In & Weigh-In
7 PM - 9 PM OFFICIAL Beef Breeding, Feeders, & Steer Check-In
9 PM All Market Projects in Place

06
Aug
Monday
8:00 AM FAIR OPENS
8:00 AM All Jr. Fair Projects in Place
8:00 AM All drug use notification form must be turned into sec. office
8:00 AM 4-H Booth Judging (4-H Booth Area Closed)
9:00 AM Poultry Judging (SA)
9:30 AM Horse Show - Pleasure (H)
4:00 PM Rides Open 4 PM - 10 PM unlimited ride pass -$13
4:30 PM 4-H Life Skills Project Awards Recognition (S)
5:00 PM Coronation of King and Queen (S) For an application visit: https://holmes.osu.edu/news/jr-fair-king-queen-applications-due-july-1st
6:00 PM Swine Showmanship (L)
6:30 PM Holmes County's Got Talent (S)
7:00 PM Full Rodeo (G) Rules & Regulations raftermrodeo@yahoo.com
07
Aug
Tuesday
8:00 AM FAIR OPENS
9:30 AM Meat Goat - Showmanship, Breeding, Judging (L)
12:00 PM Rides Open: Two for Tuesday - Two unlimited ride passes for $22, individual passes $16
2:00 PM Sheep Showmanship, Sheep Breeding, Market Lamb Judging (L)
5:00 PM West Holmes Marching Band (S)
6:00 PM Swine Judging (L)
7:00 PM Motocross (G) For rules and registration information visit: omxa.net Registration 4:30 PM, practice 6:00 PM, racing at 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Comedy Night (S)
08
Aug
Wednesday
VETERAN'S DAY- Free Admission for Active Military/Veterans with ID
KIDS DAY
8:00 AM FAIR OPENS
9:00 AM Rabbit Judging (SA)
9:30 AM Showmanship - Beef Breeding, Market Steer, Holmes Co. Bred, Beef Feeder Calf Showmanship and Show (L)
9:30 AM Horse Show - Versatility (H)
10:00 AM Antique Tractor Pull (G) For rules and information visit: www.holmescountyfair.com
10:30 AM Cloverbud Fun Hour- All youth age 5-9 (B)
12:00 PM Rides Open: Unlimited ride pass (good all day) 12 PM - 4 PM $10, after 4 PM $16
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Kids Day Activities- Reduced Ride Passes, Vendor Specials & Giveaways, and Activities (B)
1:00 PM Mr. Puppet Show (S)
3:00 PM Mr. Puppet Show (S)
5:00 PM Hiland Marching Band (S)
6:00 PM Beef Feeder, Beef Breeding, Market Steer Show (L)
7:00 PM Brad Giauque Memorial OSTPA Truck & Tractor Pull (G) Limited Pro Diesel Trucks/ Super Stock Tractors/ Pro Stock/ Pro Stock Semis - For rules and registration information visit: www.OSTPA.com
7:00 PM Amish Country Theater (S)
09
Aug
Thursday
8:00 AM FAIR OPENS
9:00 AM Dairy Steer, Dairy Feeder Calf Showmanship and Show (L)
9:30 AM Dairy Goat Showmanship & Judging; Pack Goat, Supreme Dairy Goat Showmanship (SA)
9:30 AM Horse Contest Show (H)
12:00 PM Pygmy Goat Showmanship and Show (SA)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM SENIOR DAY ACTIVITIES (Arena Building)
12:00 PM Rides Open: Unlimited ride pass (good all day) 12 PM - 3 PM $13, after 3 PM $16
2:00 PM Horse Versatility Show (Horse Arena)
4:00 PM David Wayne (Classic Country & Rock) (S)
5:30 PM Livestock Sale (L) Sale Order: Market Lambs, Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, Hogs
7:00 PM Bucky Covington & Casee Allen (G)
10
Aug
Friday
8:00 AM FAIR OPENS
9:00 AM Dairy Showmanship and Show (L)
10:00 AM Llama Show Judging (SA)
12:00 PM Rides Open: Unlimited ride pass (good all day) 12 PM - 3 PM $13, after 3 PM $16
4:00 PM Dairy Auction (L)
5:30 PM Livestock Sale (L) Sale Order: Turkeys, Ducks, Rabbits, Broilers, Dairy Feeders, Dairy Steers, Beef Steers
7:00 PM KOI Drag Racing (G) - For rules and registration information visit www.holmescountyfair.com. Practice & registration start at 5pm
8:00 PM Getaway Band - Rock & Modern Country (S)
11
Aug
Saturday
12:00 AM - 7:00 AM Lactating dairy animals released
8:00 AM FAIR OPENS
10:00 AM Showman of Showmen Contest (L)
12:00 PM Rides Open: Unlimited ride pass (good all day) $16
1:00 PM Dog Project Judging/Show (SA)
2:00 PM Pedal Tractor Pull (Outside Arena Building)
3:00 PM Battle of the Clubs (L)
5:00 PM Money Scramble (L)
6:00 PM Pee Wee Swine Show (L)
7:00 PM Demolition Derby (G)
8:00 PM Badstone - Classic Hard Rock (S)
8:30 PM Barn Dance (L) - $2 Admission for Ages 8-18,chaperones will be in attendance
12
Aug
Sunday
7:00 AM Dairy Projects and Market Livestock Released
9:00 AM All Other Exhibits Released
4:00 PM All exhibits must have been removed

Fairbook

Admissions

General Information

Gate Admission - (10 years & under free) (Includes parking & general grandstand. Reserved seats not included)
$6.00
Monday thru Friday prior to 3PM
$3.00
Monday thru Friday after 3PM & all day Saturday
$6.00
Season Pass - Admits One (does not include rides)
$18.00
Commercial/Exhibitors Pass
$14.00
Commercial Exhibitor Space
$225.00
Buyer’s Pass
$4.00
Premium Camper Rental
$200.00
Camper – Upper Level
$200.00
Reserved Parking / Week
$25.00
Membership - Agricultural Society (no fair admission)
$5.00
Reserved Seats Grandstand - Monday - Saturday
$25.00
Reserved Seats Grandstand - Monday-Saturday (Thursday includes floor seating)
$30.00
Reserved Seats Grandstand - Monday Only
$10.00
Reserved Seats Grandstand - Floor Seating Thursday
$10.00
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Rides provided by Kissel Amusement Company

Mon.: Rides open 4pm-10pm – Unlimited Ride pass
$13.00
Tues.: TWO FOR TUESDAY - 2 unlimited ride passes
$22.00
Individual passes
$16.00
Wed.: KIDS DAY - Unlimited Ride pass (good for entire day): 12pm-4pm
$10.00
After 4pm
$16.00
Thurs.: Unlimited Ride pass (good for entire day): 12pm-3pm
$13.00
After 3pm
$16.00
Fri.: Unlimited Ride pass (good for entire day): 12pm-3pm
$13.00
After 3pm
$16.00
Sat.: 12pm-10pm – Unlimited Ride pass
$16.00
Rides tickets can be purchased anytime for
$1.00
Kiddie Rides require 2 tickets • Major Rides require 3 or 4 Tickets
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Veteran's Day

Wednesday - Free Admission to Active Military or Veterans with proper ID

Senior Citizens

65 and Older Every Day! Admission   $4.00

Entertainment

Select the event that you would like to purchase tickets for. Tickets for each event must be purchased in separate transactions. 

Rodeos

Rodeos

Embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl and come watch a number of events including tie-down cattle roping, team cattle roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing.

Truck & Tractor Pulls

Truck & Tractor Pulls

Enjoy the world’s most powerful motorsport in which modified farm tractors or trucks drag a metal sled along a prescribed course.  The sled contains a box filled with weight that is mechanically winched forward as the sled progresses along the course. It is an exciting event for all ages, but bring your ear plugs if loud noises bother you because these guys put on a noisy show!  On Wednesday, August 8th at 10am we will have the Antique Tractor Pull followed by the Brad Giauque Memorial OSTPA pull at 7pm.  Classes for 2018 will include Pro Stock, Super Stock, Limited Pro Diesel Trucks and Pro Stock Semi.  Following the OSTPA pull we will have a Street Legal Semi Class for your enjoyment.  Click here for more details and links:  2018 Truck And Tractor Pull Information

Motocross

Motocross

Members of the Ohio Motocross Association put on a great show each and every year racing dirtbikes and four wheelers for points in their respective categories.

Demo Derby

Demo Derby

Come watch one of the most exciting and thrilling events we have at the Holmes County Fair. The demolition derby is an event where cars are crashed into each other and the last one running is the winner. Classes include; trucks, mini-sized cars, and full sized cars.  Click here for Demo Derby Rules 2018.

Concerts

Concerts

We have performances free on the CSB Stage on the Green every night as well a larger performance on the main stage on Saturday night. Check back next year to see who our act will be!

Interested in being an act at the Holmes County Fair?

Entertainment

To be considered for placement into our entertainment lineup please send a demo, pricing, and three references to:

Holmes County Fair - Entertainment
P.O. Box 376
Millersburg, OH 44633

Fair Questions

General Inquiries

For general fair questions, questions about purchasing a brick, or further information regarding financial support of the Harvest Ridge project call:

330-674-0869

Vendors

Commercial Spaces $225 Plus Certificate of Insurance & Vendor License Number

To be considered for a spot in our Commercial Tents located just inside our main gate where all visitors to the fair pass through fill out the form below. Spots fill up quick. New vendors are required to send payment with contract. Be sure to include:
Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Type of Business

Food Vendors $125 plus Percentages, Certificate of Insurance & Vendor License Number

To be considered for a spot at our fair please send photo of your booth, menu, and 3 references to:
Concessions
P.O. Box 376
Millersburg, OH 44654

Camping $200 per Space (includes 2x emptying of holding tanks during fair week for those not on full hook up)

For additional information feel free to fill out the form below and be sure to include: Name, Address, Phone Number, space desired or call 330-674-0869. The Premium row will be filled in the following order: those in the 30 amp row the previous year, those in the 15 amp row the previous year, then first come first serve.  

Entertainment

To be considered for placement into our entertainment lineup please send a demo, pricing and three references to:
Holmes County Fair - Entertainment
P.O. Box 376
Millersburg, OH 44633

For Concession Questions

Food Vendors, Commercial Inside/Outside and Camping call:

330-674-0869