Carnival begins Wednesday at fairgrounds.

August 15, 2022

Carnival begins Wednesday at fairgrounds.

151st Annual Oceana County Fair runs next week.

HART — The second-longest running fair in Michigan kicks off next week, but as an added bonus, the midway with carnival rides and games and food vendors opens this week.

Elliott’s Amusements will have the midway set up with fun rides and games this week before the fair — Wednesday through Saturday Aug. 17-20 — and then during the fair — Aug. 23-27. Food vendors will also offer their tasty carnival cuisine of cotton candy, elephant ears, corndogs and more.

The Oceana County Fair is Michigan’s second-longest running fair, celebrating local agriculture for 151 straight years. The state’s longest-running fair is the Lenawee County Fair in Adrian, which has been ongoing for 183 years.

For a complete fair schedule, including all 4-H events, visit Oceana County Fair 2022

Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 17-19: Midway opens at 3 p.m.

A $20 armband for carnival rides from 3-10 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Midway opens at 1 p.m.

A $25 armband for carnival rides from 1-10 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available for purchase

6:30 p.m.: harness horse racing

Midway is closed Sunday and Monday, Aug. 21 and 22

Monday, Aug. 22:

6:30 pm –  harness horse races — Grandstand, free admission

Tuesday, Aug. 23: Midway opens at 5 p.m.

A $15 armband for carnival rides from 5-11 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available.

Entry Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 4-H’ers

6:30 p.m. – harness horse racing at the Grandstand, free admission

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Midway opens at 2 p.m.

Senior Citizen Day — Fair goers over age 60 admitted free until 6 p.m.

A $20 armband for carnival rides from 2-11 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Midway opens at 2 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: accommodations for those with disabilities will be provided, including free gate and free rides

A $20 armband for carnival rides from 2-11 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available.

Friday, Aug. 26: Midway opens at 1 p.m.

A $25 armband for carnival rides from 1-11 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Midway opens at 1 p.m.

A $25 armband for carnival rides from 1-11 p.m. Individual ride tickets will be available.

3 p.m. Bump N Run Off-Road Derby, followed by the Demolition Derby in the Grandstand. Adults $20; children 12 and under $10. Tickets cover both events and go on sale at 2 p.m.

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