Western Michigan Fair

2019 Admissions & Attractions


WMFA is excited to have T.J. Schmidt & Company as our 2019 Carnival Provider.

Sunday August 4th - Pre-Fair FUN! (No Midway)

3:00pm – Dog Show
(Main Horse Arena)

Harness Racing Returns!

4:00pm – Post Time

Monday August 5th -Pre-Fair events (No Midway)

9:00am – Poultry Show

9:00am – Beef Show

3:00pm – Sheep Show

Harness Racing Continues

4:00pm – Post Time

6:00pm – Still Exhibit/Domestic Arts/Antique/Floriculture Judging
(Buildings not open until judging is done)

Tuesday August 6th - Opening Day Dollar Day

Fair Entrance $1.00 – All Rides $1.00

9:00am – Swine Show

10:00am – Horse Show

1:00pm – Gates Open

3:00pm – Goat Show

3:00pm – Midway Opens.
All rides One Ticket ($1.00) Each. Wristband Available: Ride Unlimited Rides from 3-11pm for $22.00

4:00pm – Hayloft Entertainment Tent

5:00pm – West Shore Bank Family Buck Night
*First 500 children thru the gate receive $1 bill

7:00pm – Michigan Tractor and Truck Pullers
Grandstand event – admission $10.00
Sponsored by Watson’s, Ceres Solutions and Michigan Power

DUSK – Fireworks to Music
FREE to fairgoers
Sponsored by Ludington Beverage  and Shelby State Bank

11:00 – Midway closes


Wednesday August 7th - Kids Day

Fair Entrance $3.00 per person – 5 & under free
KIDS DAY 12:00PM – 5:00 PM

9:00am – Rabbit Show

9:00am – Dairy Cattle Show

9:00am – Horse Show

11:00am – Fair Gates Open

12:00 – Midway Opens

1:00pm – Hayloft Entertainment Tent Opens

12:00pm -5:00pm – Kids Day

Noon – 5p.m. All Day Unlimited Ride Wristbands for $15.00
Purchase your wristbands between the hours of Noon-5p.m. and SAVE!
3:00 – Hayloft Entertainment Tent
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Wristbands $22.00

5:00 pm – Bike Drawing
in Hayloft Entertainment Tent
Sponsored by T.J. Schmidt & Company, All Seasons Porta- Jons and Ludington Daily News

5:30pm – Western Michigan Fair 2019 Homemaker announced

6:00pm – Marek’s Music Makers (Hayloft entertainment tent)

7:00pm – Extreme Rodeo
Admission $12.00 (Photo opportunities TBA)
Sponsored By: Watson’s, Avenue Tire and Pleiness Tree Moving

11:00 pm – Midway closes



Thursday August 8th - Hero's Celebration Day

Fair Entrance $3.00 per person – 5 & under free
All Veterans and Senior Citizens admitted free
Shuttle service from parking lot will be available.

12:00pm–2:00pm – Special Kid’s Day
Children eligible for this special event will be by invitation only and given an ID badge through the West Shore ESD.
Sponsored by: Safe Harbor Credit Union

3:00 pm – Midway Opens
Ride wristbands $22, $20 with coupon (Coupons are located at various businesses around the county).

3:00pm-11:00pm – Read for Rides
In cooperation with Mason County District Library. As elementary children read 10 books, they are able to earn tickets for free rides at the fair. Forms are available at either the Ludington or Scottville library locations. Urka Auto Experts will be providing FREE books for Read for Rides partcipants
Sponsored by T.J. Schmidt & Company , Mason County Family Events, Patricia Forman-Yolich, Urka Auto Experts and Jeffery C. Nellis – Judge

3:00pm – LiveStock Auction
(chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, goats, young beef, Beef, Sheep and Swine)
Sales held in Show/Sale Barn

Half time Tribute to area Veterans
Everyone welcomed to attend


7:00 pm – Garden Tractor Pull
Brought to you by the West Mi. Old Engine Club
Sponsored by Waste Reduction Systems, 

Grandstand event – Free to fairgoers

11:00 pm – Midway Closes


Friday August 9th - Fantastic Friday

1:00 pm – Gates Open

3:00 pm – Midway Opens

5:00 pm – Pedal Pull for Kids
Sponsored by Easy Living Flooring, held in Show/Sale Barn

7:00 pm – SJO Supercross
Grandstand Admission – $10 | Pit Passes – $13
Sponsored By   TV9&10/Fox 32

11:00 pm – Midway closes



Saturday August 10th - Fair Finale

Fair Entrance $3.00 per person – 5 & under free

8:30am – Annual Stampede 5K Fun Run/Walk **

Sponsored by: Meijer, Safe Harbor Credit Union, Country Veterinary Clinic, West Michigan Injury law – Loryn Blink, Harborfront Financial – Rick Ruba, C & I Electric and Thalman Construction

9:00am – Barn Brawl
Youth wrestling – located in the Show/Sale Barn
Sponsored by: NorthStar Chiropractic and Easy Living Flooring

10:00am – Gates open

12:00pm – Midway Opens
Ride wristbands $22.00

3:00pm – Hay Bale Toss
Beef & Dairy Show Ring – free to fairgoers
Sponsored by Farm Bureau

6:30pm – Night of Destruction Demolition Derby
– Presented by Unique Motor Sports
Grandstand event – Admission $15.00 | Pit passes $20.00

Sponsored By  LC Materials/Ludington Concrete Product

11:00pm – Midway closes


Please note – No animals permitted on midway, with the exception of Service Dogs

2019 Fair Attractions

Happening all week long!





Watch the goats and their funny antics at play!

Free every day – animal barn area

Save a Life Simulators

Free all week in the Community Center.

Distracted and Impaired Simulators for ages 14 and over. See first hand the dangers of driving impaired or distracted.

Brought to you by: The Western Michigan Fair, Pennies from Heaven Foundation, Avenue Tire, Oakview Medical Care Facility, Team Elmer’s, C & I Electric, Merskin & Merskin, Smith & Eddy Insurance and Shilander Collision.