The Holmes County Fair in Millersburg, Ohio brings the area together for a fun-filled week in the heart of Amish country. Local businesses, farmers and residents of the community come to participate in and enjoy animal showmanship, demolition derby, rodeo, live music and much more. This year the fair takes place August 10-15, 2015 at the Millersburg fairgrounds. The festivities this year are marked by the special knowledge that this will be the last time the fair is held at the current location. In 2016, the event will be moved to the new fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge.
The schedule of events for the fair is packed full as usual. Admission opens Monday through Saturday at 8:00 am, and closes at 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and at 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday. $10 ride passes are available from noon to 3:00, and are good for the entire day. Each day contains its own highlights before the week culminates in a special closing ceremony.
Monday, August 10 – Ride passes are $12 for this day only. 4-H booth judging, king and queen coronation and swine and poultry showmanship are just several of the events that will occur during the day. In the evening, the rodeo and talent show will feature the varied skills of the community.
Tuesday, August 11 – Admission is reduced to $3 per person until 3:00 pm. Animal showing for meat goats, horses and swine will take place during the day before acoustic band Felt takes the stage to end the evening.
Wednesday, August 12 – This is designated kids’ and veterans’ day. Active military and veterans receive free admission. The Tasting Smorgasbord and a multitude of types of animal showing will occur before the Antique Tractor Pull. Later, the Amish Country Theatre will perform a comedy skit featuring live bluegrass music.
Thursday, August 13 – Admission is again reduced to $3 until 3:00 pm. The daytime events will include the Horse Versatility Show and livestock sale. Later, the evening will be filled with the roar of engines as Motocross occurs at the grandstands.
Friday, August 14 – One more day of reduced admission at $3 until 3:00 pm! Dairy and llama showing along with the Horse Fun Show are included in the day’s events. Later, Autumn Burning, a local modern rock band, will wrap up the events with original music.
Saturday, August 15 – The final day of the fair contains the garden tractor and pedal tractor pulls. The events of the fair will come to a head as the demolition derby kicks off the evening. Later, AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck will finish off the last evening of the 2015 fair.
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