Mercer County Fair

Mercer County Fair

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 at 9:00am

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The Mercer County Fair has been important to the residents of Mercer County since its first fair in 1853. Today, 168 years later, the fair still brings the county together each July. We are a small county, with only 16,000 residents, yet over 11,000 visit our fairgrounds each summer. Our exhibitions, from livestock to hobbies, antiques, photography, to culinary arts, flowers, and vegetables, allow a large number of our people to enter the competitions.

Schedule:

Democrat Day
Senior Citizen’s Day - Seniors Get in the gate for $2
Junior Beef Show - 9:00 am
Hearing Screening sponsored by the Eliza Lions Club - 10:00 am
Election of Directors at Front Gate - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open Sheep Show - 11:00 am
Mercer County Senior Center Traveling Bingo at Shelter (all ages welcome to play!) - Game 1 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am; Game 2 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open and Junior Barrow/Market Gilt weigh in - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carnival Rides - 5:00 pm
New Windsor Drill Team - 6:30 pm
Draft Horse Pull - 7:00 pm
Open Market Lamb Show - 7:00 pm

4-H Schedule:
Goat Registration - 8:00 am
Goat Show, Goat Barn - 9:00 am
Swine Show, Swine Barn - 9:00 am
Jr. and Sr. Master Showmanship Contest - 4:00 pm

Daily Events:
The Merchants’ Building is open Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 8 pm.
Check-in occurs on Tuesday in Pumpkin House and judging occurs on Wednesday in Floral Hall.
Pumpkin House is open 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday and Noon to 8 pm. Wednesday through Saturday.
Floral Hall is open from Noon to 8 pm. Wednesday through Saturday.

Admission Info: https://mercercountyfair.org/admission-prices/