The Grandstand

Tuesday, August 30

6:30 PM – Harness Racing

Come place your bets and have a good time with family and friends.

MEMBER OF THE OHIO FAIR RACING CONFERENCE
Phone: Entries & Race Day (614) 984-9515
Online: Entries Also Available Through USTA or on our website www.vanwertcountyfair.com
Speed Committee: Roger Wilkin 419-233-1067
Race Secretary/Clerk of Course: Bill Peters
Presiding Judge: Paul Combs
Starting Gates: Mike Woebkenberg
Charter: Tracee Hathoway
Photographer: Conrad Photos
3 DAY BOX — Entries close at 10:00 AM
PARI-MUTUELS, PHOTO FINISH, CHARTED LINES

WE WILL HONOR THE OHHA PASSES ON RACE DATES.

For harness racing program information, download the premium book!

Wednesday, August 31

6:30 PM Cheerleading Competition

Come out and support all the cheerleaders as they cheer their way through the night on the track to try and win the GOLD.

Admission: $6 Handicap Seat   |   $6 Box Seat    |   $5 Incline    |   $4 General Admission

Thursday, September 1

1:00 PM – Harness Racing

Come place your bets and have a good time with family and friends.

7:00 PM – Tug-a-truck

Come out for a good time with family friends. It’s a 4-by-4, Tug-A-War!

Friday, September 2

6:30 OSTPA Pulls

Ohio State Tractor Pullers has over 50 years of success with sanctioned pulling events. OSTPA has active members from every part of Ohio. It is made up of eight local clubs: Central Ohio, Mid-Ohio, North Central, North Eastern, Northwestern, Richland TNT, Scioto River Valley, and Southern Ohio.

Ohio State Tractor Pullers is a member organization of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (PPL) and follows its safety rules and regulations which govern all participants at OSTPA sanctioned events.

Saturday, September 3

8:00 PM – Girl Named Tom 

Concert programmed by Van Wert Live

Returning to Van Wert by popular demand, Girl Named Tom will headline the Van Wert County Fair concert at The Grandstand on Saturday, September 3 at 8:00 PM. Presented by Jim and Mary Pope, this Labor Day Weekend feature will provide the additional capacity to meet the proven demand for The Voice winners who have taken the country by storm. Supporting Sponsors are Kenn-Feld Group, Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, Lee Kinstle & Taylor Auto Sales, and Gary Taylor. Van Wert Live 2022 Annual Sponsors are Central Insurance Companies, First Federal of Van Wert, and Statewide Ford-Lincoln.

Tickets from $45-79 are on sale to Van Wert Live Members beginning at 10AM on Friday, April 8. Tickets release to the public on Friday, April 22. VWLive Memberships begin as low as $100 and provide 365 days of early buying opportunities for all Van Wert Live events. Early ticketing buying opportunities are also available to members of the Van Wert Agricultural Society. To become a VWAS Member, contact the Van Wert County Fair Board Office at 419-238-9270. Concert tickets are available at vanwertlive.com, by phone at 419-238-6722 or in person at the VWLive Box Office from 10 AM – 3 PM, Mon-Fri.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. There are no exchanges or refunds unless the rare event of a cancelation. For canceled events, no action is required to receive your refund. Refunds will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase.

Learn more about the band!

Sunday, September 4

1:00 PM – Motocross

Come out and watch these daredevils do twists and turns and ups and downs over the hills and fly through the finish line.

8:00 PM ABAR Rodeo

A Bar Rodeo Productions was formed in 1994 as a family business dedicated in providing family entertainment owned by Patrick and Mary Ayers of Bluffton, Ohio. Active in the sport for over 25 years. A Bar has the livestock, equipment, and professional personnel necessary to produce quality Rodeos and Bull Rides to fit any needs. 

A Bar Rodeo Productions offer professional, fast-paced, high-speed competition from cowboys and cowgirls. A Bar is able to attract the type of cowboys and cowgirls that your crowd will enjoy watching. Not only that, but the Ayers family will hire some of the country’s best acts and personnel that will keep the show running smoothly and informatively!

Monday, September 5

12:00 PM – Harness Racing

6:30 PM Demolition Derby

Pedal to the floor, till she won’t go no more. Come on out to see who is the last car running. A great experience and fun time for all family and friends.

Call the numbers below with questions. Bottomline: If it doesn’t say you can do it, DO NOT DO IT.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO RE-INSPECT, CUT OR DRILL ANY CAR AT ANY TIME. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT BREAKING THE RULES YOU WILL FORFEIT ANY AND ALL WINNINGS AND OR PRIZES YOU WERE AWARDED. NO REFUNDS ON ILLEGAL CARS. Questions: Contact Andrew Davis 419-233-0646 or Bryan Schoenleben (text only) 419-733-3275.

Check out the full listing of events!