Mercer County Fair

Mercer County Fair

Saturday, Jul 17, 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:

Junior Swine Show - 9:00 am
Junior Goat Show - 11:00 am
Carnival Rides - 1:00 pm
Wristband Day ($20/person wristband) - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mercer County Baby Contest - 1:00 pm
Decorated Diaper Contest - Follows baby contest
Baby Crawl - Follows baby contest
Talent Contest - 2:00 pm
Demolition Derby - 6:30 pm
Band at beer garden south of grandstand - 9ish 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/