Van Wert County Fair

The 158th Van Wert County Fair

Van Wert County Fair


   2014 Junior & Senior Daily Fair Schedule

    All times are Eastern Daylight Time

    Times and events are subject to change







Monday, July 7, 2014
  • 9:00 am - Fair Office opens for entries, season ticket and ride armband sales.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • By Appointment Only - 4-H Project Judging (Non-Livestock) at VW Middle School Junior Fair

Friday, July 18, 2014
  • 4:00 pm - King & Queen Applications Due at VW Co Extension Office Junior Fair

Saturday, August 9, 2014
  • 12:00 pm noon - All Jr and Sr Fair Entries Close at noon

Wednesday August 13, 2014
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Tags available for pickup at Fair Office Junior Fair

Saturday August 16, 2014
  • By Appointment Only - Black Inc. Interviews at Commercial Building Junior Fair
  • By Appointment Only - Table Setting Contest at Commercial Building Junior Fair
  • By Appointment Only - Outstanding Livestocker Interviews at Commercial Building Junior Fair
Sunday August 24, 2014
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Entries in place for Fine Arts, Photography, Domestics & Antiques at Admin Building
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Fine Arts Judging at Admin Building
  • 6:00 pm - King & Queen Coronation Junior Fair
  • 6:00 pm - Species Prince and Princess Coronation Junior Fair
Monday August 25, 2014
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Photography, Antiques & Miscellaneous Judging at Admin Building
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Domestic Manufacturing Judging at Admin Building
Tuesday August 26, 2014
  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm - Hog Weigh-In at Hog Barn (Plan A) and Beef & Feeders Weigh-In at Beef Barn Junior Fair
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Broilers and Roasters In Place at Poultry Barn Junior Fair
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Rabbit Weigh-In at Rabbit Barn Junior Fair
  • 8:00 pm - All Junior Fair exhibits to be In Place Junior Fair
  • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Senior Fair Farm Product to be In Place at Ag Building
  • 6:00 pm - Deadline for Director Candidate Petition Filing at Fair Office
  • 7:00 pm - Tug-A-Truck Contest at Grandstand
Wednesday August 27, 2014
  • 8:00 am - Fair Officially Opens!
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) - Baked Goods, Potted Plants and Flower Entry In Place at Admin Building
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) - Canned Goods Judging at Ag Building
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Vegetable and Horticulture Judging at Ag Building
  • 10:00 am - Commercial Building Opens
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) - Turkey Weigh-In at Baby Land Junior Fair
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - 1:00 pm - Sheep Weigh-In near Baby Land Junior Fair
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Goat Weigh-In near Baby Land Junior Fair
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Farm Products Judging at Ag Building
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Potted Plants & Flowers Judging at Admin Building
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Baked Goods Judging at Admin Building
  • 3:00 pm - Midway and Rides Open
  • 5:00 pm - Official Grand Opening at Grandstand
  • 6:00 pm - Dog Show & Exhibition at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 6:45 pm - Flag Raising at Grandstand
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Harness Racing at Grandstand
  • 8:00 pm - 4-H Special Awards Ceremony at Gospel Pavilion Junior Fair
  • 10:00 pm - Commercial & Administration Building Closed
  • 12:00 pm (Midnight) - Curfew - Fair Closed
Thursday, August 28, 2014
KIDS DAY! $3.00 Admission for Everyone - Kids 8 and Under FREE!
  • 8:00 am - Gates & Admin Building Opens
  • 9:00 am - Turkey Show at Turkey Barn Junior Fair
  • 10:00 am - Commercial Building Open
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - FFA Crop (Ag Building) and Shop (Jr Fair Building) Judging and Interviews Junior Fair
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Kids Dream Day - Kids get to drive a tractor around the Grandstand track!
  • 3:00 pm - FFA Vegetable and Flowering Judging at Ag Building Junior Fair
  • 3:00 pm - Rides Open
  • 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Living Statue on the Midway
  • 5:00 pm - Ronald McDonald performs"A Friendship Adventure" at Entertainment Tent
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Rolling Video Games near the Old Treasurer's Office
  • 6:00 pm - All Senior Fair Livestock In Place
  • 7:00 pm - Freedom Quartet at Gospel Pavilion
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Harness Racing at Grandstand
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Country Music Performers "Polly Mae" perform at Entertainment Tent
  • 10:00 pm - Commercial & Administration Building Closed
  • 12:00 pm (Midnight) - Curfew - Fair Closed
Friday, August 29, 2014
HAPPY VETERANS DAY! - Veterans and Spouses FREE!
SENIOR CITIZEN DAY - Senior Citizens Age 60 and Over FREE!
  • 8:00 am - Gates & Admin Building Opens
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am - Free Donuts for Veterans and Seniors at Entertainment Tent
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Veterans Service Office Open at Entertainment Tent
  • 9:00 am - Open Class Mules & Miniature Horse and Senior Fair Horse Show at Sr. Fair Horse Arena
  • 9:00 am - Senior Fair Poultry Show at Poultry Barn
  • 9:00 am - Dairy Show at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 10:00 am - Commercial Building Open
  • 10:45 am - Veterans Day Parade - Starts at Balyeat Ave
  • 11:00 am - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 11:00 am - Veterans Day Program at Entertainment Tent
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - Senior Fair Stock Horse Show at Sr Fair Horse Arena
  • 12:00 pm (noon) until supplies last! - Free Ham and Beans at Entertainment Tent
  • 1:00 pm 0 6:00 pm - Singles 100 Shoe Tournament at Horseshoe Court
  • 2:00 - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 3:00 pm - Rides Open
  • 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Living Statue on the Midway
  • 4:00 pm - Rabbit Show at Rabbit Barn Junior Fair
  • 5:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 - Rolling Video Games near the Old Treasurer's Office
  • 6:00 pm - Balloon Launch - Balloon rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 7:00 pm - The Ministers Quartet at Gospel Pavilion
  • 7:00 pm - Michindoh Truck & Tractor Pull at Grandstand
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Country Music Performer Connor Rose at Entertainment Tent
  • 8:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 10:00 pm - Commercial & Administration Building Closed
  • 12:00 pm (Midnight) - Curfew - Fair Closed
Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • 7:00 am - Balloon Launch - Balloon rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 8:00 am - Gates & Admin Building Opens
  • 8:00 am - American Dairy Goat Show at Sheep & Goat Arena
  • 8:30 am - Dairy Feeder Show at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 9:00 am - Senior Rabbit Show at Rabbit Barn
  • 9:00 am - Open Class Ponies & Draft Horses at Sr Fair Horse Arena
  • 9:00 am - Double Elimination Tournament at Horseshoe Court
  • 9:00 am - Senior Fair Crops and Canned Food Judging at Ag Building
  • 9:00 am - Poultry Show at Poultry Barn Junior Fair
  • 9:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Cheerleading Show
  • 10:00 am - Commercial Building Open
  • 11:00 am - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - Rides Open
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - Senior Fair Stock Horse Show at Sr Fair Horse Arena
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - Beef Show at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - 1:00 pm - Kiddie Tractor Pull Sign-up at Entertainment Tent
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - 3:00 pm - Children Choosing Christ at Gospel Pavilion
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Kiddie Tractor Pull at Entertainment Tent
  • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Singles Horseshoe Contest and Horseshoe Court
  • 1:00 pm - 9:00 - Rolling Video Games near the Old Treasurer's Office
  • 2:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 3:00 pm - Rabbit Show at Rabbit BarnGoat Show at Sheep & Goat Arena Junior Fair
  • 4:00 pm - Bruiser Wrestling near Jr Fair Building
  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - "Open to the World" Feeder Calf Show at Farm Focus Arena
  • 4:00 pm - Figure 8 Racing at Grandstand
  • 5:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 6:00 pm - Balloon Launch and Tethered Balloon Rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - St. Mary's Catholic Church Service
  • 7:00 pm - Chris August at Gospel Pavilion
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 - Rockabilly performer Blair Carman at Entertainment Tent
  • 7:30 pm - Calf Scramble at Grandstand
  • 7:30 pm - Horse Contesting Junior Fair
  • 8:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 9:45 pm - 11:15 pm - Balloon Glow at Grandstand
  • 9:45 pm - 11:15 pm - Country Music Performers Emerald Blue perform at Grandstand
  • 10:00 pm - Commercial & Administration Building Closed
  • 12:00 pm (Midnight) - Curfew - Fair Closed
Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • 7:00 am - Balloon Launch - Balloon rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) - Hog Weigh-In (Plan B) at Hog Barn Junior Fair
  • 8:00 am - Gates Opens
  • 9:00 am - Horse Pleasure Show at Jr Horse Arena Junior Fair
  • 11:00 am - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 11:30 am - Rabbit Showmanship at Rabbit Barn Junior Fair
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - Rides Open and Commercial & Admin Buildings Open
  • 1:00 pm - Horse Pull at Grandstand
  • 1:00 pm - Double Horseshoe Tournament at Horseshoe Court
  • 1:00 pm - Kids Dream Day - Kids drive tractor around Grandstand track
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - 4-H Talent Show Junior Fair
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Children Choosing Christ at Gospel Pavilion
  • 1:00 pm - 9:00 - Rolling Video Games near the Old Treasurer's Office
  • 2:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 4-H Style Review at Entertainment Tent Junior Fair
  • 4:45 pm - Van Wert County Market Lamb Show at Sheep & Goat Arena
  • 5:00 pm - Ryan Trentman Memorial Swine Show at Farm Focus Arena
  • 5:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 5:00 pm - Milk Mustache Contest at Dairy Barn Junior Fair
  • 5:30 pm - "Open to the World" Market Lamb Show
  • 6:00 pm - Balloon Launch and Tethered Balloon Rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 7:00 pm - Entertainment at Gospel Pavilion TBA
  • 7:00 pm - Auto Demolition Derby at Grandstand
  • 7:00 pm - Country Music Performers Cook & Belle at Entertainment Tent
  • 8:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 10:00 pm - Commercial & Administration Building Closed
  • 12:00 pm (Midnight) - Curfew - Fair Closed
Monday, September 1, 2014
  • 7:00 am - Balloon Launch - Balloon rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 8:00 am - Gates & Admin Building Opens
  • 8:00 am - Open Sheep Show at Sheep & Goat Arena
  • 8:30 am - Swine Show at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 11:00 am - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - Rides Open
  • 12:00 pm (noon) - 5:00 pm - Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse Races at Grandstand
  • 1:00 pm - 9:00 - Rolling Video Games near the Old Treasurer's Office
  • 2:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver Show near Jr Fair Building
  • 3:00 pm - Senior Fair Dairy Show at Farm Focus Arena
  • 3:00 pm - Jr Fair Horse Fun Show at Jr Horse Arena Junior Fair
  • 4:00 pm - Entertainment at Gospel Pavilion TBA
  • 5:00 pm - Trinity at Gospel Pavilion
  • 6:00 pm - Balloon Launch - Balloon rides at Grandstand Infield
  • 6:00 pm - Showman of Showmen at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 7:00 pm - Bear Hollow Wood Carver *Auction* near Jr Fair Building
  • 7:00 pm - Build the New Band Show Featuring Naked Karate Girls at Grandstand
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 - Rock and Roll Performers Broken Lights at Entertainment Tent
  • 7:00 pm - Soul'd Out Quartet at Gospel Pavilion
  • 7:00 pm - Fair Ends - Junior Fair Fun Night Begins at Farm Focus Arena Junior Fair
  • 9:45 pm - 11:15 pm - Balloon Glow at Grandstand
  • 10:00 pm - Commercial & Administration Building Closed
  • 12:00 pm (Midnight) - Curfew - Fair Closed
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • 8:00 am - All exhibits Released
  • 9:00 am - Junior Fair Livestock Sale Junior Fair