CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ---- The 2024 Western Michigan Fair Book is ready to view here!

Have Fun at the 2024 Western Michigan FAIR!

Daily
Grandstand
& Midway
Events

Photo by Rob Alway/Mason County Press

Pick a Day, See the Schedule

(Select from the daily buttons below)

Monday, August 5

  • 3:00 pm – Sheep Show
  • 5:00 pm – Goat Show
  • 5:30 pm – Great Lakes Stakes Harness Racing
  • 6:00 pm – Still Exhibit Judging (Buildings not open until Judging is completed)

Tuesday, August 6

Fair entrance $5.00 per person. Children ages five and under are free.

Midway is Open 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Wristbands are available daily. Please check our carnival vendor for current pricing.

  • 9:00 am — Swine Show
  • 12:00 pm — Exhibit Buildings Open
  • 12:00 pm — Horse Show
  • 1:00 pm — MI Bred Colt Stakes Harness Racing
  • 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Open
  • 7:00 pm — West MI Pullers Tractor & Truck Pull  (Grandstand admission $10.00)
  • 10:00 pm — Great Lakes Fireworks choreographed to Music. (Grandstand admission is FREE to fairgoers.)
  • 11:00 pm — Midway Closes

Wednesday, August 7

Fair entrance $10.00 per person. Children ages five and under are free. GRANDSTAND INCLUDED IN GATE ADMISSION TODAY ONLY!

Kid’s Day Midway is Open 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Wristbands are available daily. Please check our carnival vendor for current pricing.

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Open to All. Wristbands are available daily. Please check our carnival vendor for current pricing.

  • 8:00 am — Horse Show
  • 10:00 am — Beef Show
  • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Midway Open for Kid’s Day
  • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  —  Kid’s Day
  • 1:30pm — Rabbit Show
  • 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Open to All
  • 5:00 pm — Bike Drawing
  • 5:30pm — Western Michigan Fair 2024 Homemaker of the Year announced in front of Domestic Arts Building
  • 6:00 pm — Mini Wedge Racing (Grandstand included in gate admission, Pit passes $20.00)
  • 7:30 pm — TNT Barrel Racing & Figure 8 (Grandstand included in gate admission, Pit Passes $20)
  • 11:00 pm — Midway Closes

Thursday, August 8

Fair entrance $5.00 per person. Children ages five and under are free.

All Veterans and Senior Citizens (60 or older) admitted free.

3:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Open. Wristbands are available daily. Please check our carnival vendor for current pricing.

  • 9:00am — Poultry Show
  • 10:00am — Dairy Show
  • 12:00 -2:00 pm — Special Kids Day – Children eligible for this special event will be by invitation only and given an ID badge through the West Shore ESD.
  • 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Opens – Wristbands Available Daily
  • 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Read for Rides – sponsored by Mason County Library and TJ Schmidt Company
  • 7:00 pm — Super Kicker Rodeo (Grandstand admission $15.00)
  • 11:00 pm  — Midway closes

Friday, August 9

Fair entrance $5.00 per person. Children ages five and under are free.

5:00 pm – 11:00pm — Midway Open to All. Wristbands are available daily. Please check our carnival vendor for current pricing.

  • 10:00 am — Fun Equestrian Games
  • 12:00 pm — Exhibit Buildings Open
  • 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Opens – Wristbands Available Daily
  • 5:00 pm — Pedal Pull for Kids
  • 7:00 pm — SJO Super Cross Racing, Grandstand admission $10.00, Pit Passes $15.00
  • 11:00 pm — Midway closes

Saturday, August 10

Fair entrance $5.00 per person. Children ages five and under are free.

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway Open to All. Wristbands are available daily. Please check our carnival vendor for current pricing.

  • 8:00 am — Barnyard Boogie – 5k race
  • 9:00 am — Bam Brawl youth wrestling
  • 11am —  West Michigan Livestock Council Livestock Auction- Show/Sale Barn
  • 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm — Midway opens – Wristbands Available Daily 
  • 6:00 pm — TNT presents the Mid-Season Championship Demolition Derby.  Grandstand admission $15.00, 
    Pit Passes $25.00
  • 11pm — Midway Closes

Highlights of the 2024 Fair

Demolition Derby

TNT presents the Mid-Season Championship Demolition Derby.Grandstand admission, $15.00, Pit Passes, $25.00.

Saturday, August 10, at 6:00 pm.

Rodeo

We are bringing back the rodeo to the fair!

Barrel racing, and more!

Fireworks at the fair

Fireworks

The fair's fireworks show is choreographed to music. View the fireworks from the grounds, or the grandstand. Grandstand admission for the fireworks is FREE to fairgoers.

Tuesday, August 6, at 10:00 pm.

Harness Racing

Don't miss the Great Lakes Stakes and Michigan Bred Colt Stakes Harness Racing!

Great Lakes Stakes, Monday, August 5, at 5:30pm

Michigan Bred Colt Stakes, Tuesday August 6, at 1:00 pm.

Butterfly Encounter

More information about the Butterfly Encounter is coming soon!

Livestock Auction

The West Michign Livestock Council presents their annual livestock auction in the Show Sale Barn.

Saturday, August 10, at 11:00 am.

Floriculture

More information about the fair's floriculture displays will be added soon.

Domestic Arts

More Information about our domestic arts exhibits coming soon!

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors