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See you at the 168th Annual Van Wert County Fair!

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2024 Fair Schedule

Opening Day

Sponsor of the Day

Gospel Tent
7:00 PM
Tribute Quartet

Midway Tent
7:00 PM
Indiana Wild

Landing @ Gate 2
1:00 – 8:00 PM
Hawk Haven Good Dog Training

On the Grounds
Throughout day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

The Grandstand
6:00 PM
Grand Opening Ceremonies
6:30 PM
Harness Racing

Farm Focus Arena
7:00 PM
FFA Barnyard Challenge / 4-H games

Department Judging
9:00 AM
Farm Products, Horticulture, & Canned Goods
11:30 AM
Cut Flower & Potted Plants First Show
5:00 PM
Baked Goods

Curfew: Midnight

Senior Citizens Day

Seniors get in free until 4:00 PM

Sponsor of the Day

Gospel Tent
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Entertainment by Noah Back Sponsored by Van Wert Manor
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FREE BINGO for Seniors Sponsored by Van Wert County Council on Aging and Hearth & Home 

Landing @ Gate 2
6:00 PM
Pig Races

Midway Entertainment Tent
8:45 AM
Free Coffee & Donuts for Seniors
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Senior Program Presented by CHP Home Care & Hospice
Blood Pressure Checks
7:00 PM
Van Wert Area Community Concert Band

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

On the Grounds
Throughout day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo

Advanced Insurance Group Outdoor Entertainment Stage
6:00 PM
Bluegrass

Grandstand
6:00 PM
Cheerleading Competition

Livestock Shows
6:00 PM
Jr Fair: Swine Showmanship & Breeding Gilt Show

Curfew: Midnight

Veterans Day

Sponsor of the Day

Midway Tent
5:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Indiana Wild

Landing @ Gate 2
7:00 PM
Kiddie Tractor Pull

On the Grounds
Multiple Shows
Family Fun Circus Show @ 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 PM

Throughout Day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo
First Bite Fishing
Tinsmith

Paddock Area
11:00 AM
Veterans Day Program

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

Wallace Plumbing Beer & Entertainment Tent
7:30 PM
Trivia

Grandstand
12:00 PM
Harness Racing
7:30 PM
Confederate Railroad Concert

Livestock Shows
9:00 AM
Jr Fair: Turkey Show
6:00 PM
Jr Fair: Sheep Show

Curfew: Midnight

Friday

Sponsor of the Day

Landing @ Gate 2
6:00 PM
2-the-Extreme Power Wheel Drags

Midway Entertainment Tent
Multiple Shows
Whiz Bang @ 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 PM 

Gospel Tent
7:00 PM
Divinity Trio

On The Grounds
Multiple Shows
Family Fun Circus Show @ 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 PM

Throughout day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo
First Bite Fishing
Tinsmith
Bear Hollow Wood Carver

Horseshoe Tournament
1:00 PM
Singles 100 Shoe Tournament

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

Wallace Plumbing Beer & Entertainment Tent
8:30 PM
Wastin Neon

Grandstand
6:30 PM
OSTPA Pulls

Livestock Shows
9:oo AM
Senior Fair: Open Horse Show
Jr Fair: Horse Pleasure Show
Jr Fair: Poultry Show
11:00 AM
Jr Fair: Dairy Show
2:00 PM
Jr Fair: Goat Show
4:00 PM
Jr Fair: Rabbit Show (Meat Pen, Doe & Litter, Single Fryer, Roaster)
7:30 PM
Jr Fair: Area Invitational Showman of Showmen Contest

Curfew: Midnight

First Responders Day

Sponsor of the Day

Gospel Tent
6:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Mass

Advanced Insurance Group Outdoor Stage
7:00 PM
Trinity and Ronnie & Kim Booth

Landing @ Gate 2
2:00 PM
Jeep Show

Midway Entertainment Tent
Multiple Shows
Whiz Bang @ 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 PM

On The Grounds
Multiple Shows
Performance Dogs of Ohio @ 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 PM
Family Fun Circus Show @ 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 PM

3:00 PM Highschool Marching Bands

Throughout day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo
First Bite Fishing
Tinsmith
Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

Horseshoe Tournament
10:00 AM
Double Elimination, Single Horseshoe Handicap Tournament

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

Wallace Plumbing Beer & Entertainment Tent
TBD
Cornhole Tournament
TBD
OSU Football Bash

Grandstand
7:00 PM
Jess Kellie Adams
Kaitlyn Schmit & Friends

Livestock Shows
8:30 AM
Jr Fair: Beef Show
9:00 AM
Senior & Junior Ponies & Draft Horses
10:00 AM
Senior Fair / Open Rabbit Show
11:00 AM
Jr Fair: Dairy Feeder Show
12:00 PM
Senior Fair / Open Goat Show
3:00 PM
Jr. Fair: Dairy Feeder Sale
3:45 PM
Senior Fair / Open Cattleman’s Futurity
4:00 PM
Senior Fair / Open Beef Show
5:00 PM
Horse Contesting

Department Juding
11:00 AM
Cut Flower & Potted Plants Second Show
4:30 PM
Charcuterie Board & Ohio Wine

Curfew: Midnight

Sunday

Sponsor of the Day

Gospel Tent
10:00AM
Zion Christian Union Church

Landing @ Gate 2
1:00 PM
Car Show

Midway Entertainment Tent
Multiple Shows
Animal Magic @ 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

On The Grounds
Multiple Shows
Performance Dogs of Ohio @ 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 PM
Family Fun Circus Show @ 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 PM

Throughout day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo
First Bite Fishing
Tinsmith
Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

Horseshoe Tournament
1:00 PM
Horseshoe Doubles Tournament

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

Advanced Insurance Group Outdoor Entertainment Stage
6:00 PM
Consumed By Fire

Wallace Plumbing Beer & Entertainment Tent
8:00 PM
Dueling Pianos

Grandstand
12:00 – 6:00 PM
Van Wert County Farm Bureau Farmer for a Day
1:00 PM
Motocross
8:00 PM
ABAR Rodeo

Livestock Shows
9:00 AM
Van Wert County Senior Fair: Open Horse Show
Jr Fair: Rabbit Showmanship
11:30 AM
Jr Fair: Rabbit Breeding Show
2:00 PM
Trentman Memorial Showmanship
4:00 PM
Trentman Memorial Open Swine Show
4:30 PM
Senior Fair: Van Wert County Market Lamb Show
5:00 PM
Senior Fair: “Open to the World” Market Lamb Show

Curfew: Midnight

Monday

Sponsor of the Day

Gospel Tent –  Sponsored by Rod & Kelly of Cooper Grain Farms LLC
11:00 AM
Children Choosing Christ
4:00 PM
Trinity, Steve & Lisa Adams, and Jim Fader

Landing @ Gate 2
2:00 PM
Motorcycle Show

Midway Entertainment Tent
Multiple Shows
Animal Magic @ 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 PM 

On The Grounds
Multiple Shows
Performance Dogs of Ohio @ 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 PM
Family Fun Circus Show @ 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 PM

Throughout day
Jungle Island Petting Zoo
First Bite Fishing
Tinsmith
Bear Hollow Wood Carver

Midway opens at 10:00 am
Commercial Building opens at 11:00 am

Wallace Plumbing Beer & Entertainment Tent
5:00 PM
Wood Carver Auction

Grandstand
12:00 PM
Harness Racing
6:00 PM
Demolition Derby

Livestock Shows
8:30 AM
Jr Fair: Swine Market Show
10:00 AM
Senior Fair: Open Sheep Show
2:00 PM
Senior Fair: Open Dairy Show
5:00 PM
Jr Fair: Showman of Showmen Contest

Curfew: Midnight

2024 Van Wert County Fair Demolition Derby

DEMO DERBY

Monday September 2nd, 2024

Van Wert County Fair Demolition Derby Monday September 2nd, 2024 @ 6:00pm. Inspection starts at 12:00pm (noon) and you must be through inspection by 5:00pm, derby starts at 6:00pm.

Grandstand ticket info coming soon!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!

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