Osceola County Fair kicks off July 23

4-H exhibitors will have a chance to display their skills

In this file photo, young 4-H'ers show their sheep during a previous Osceola County 4-H FFA Fair. This year's fair kicks off with a truck pull July 23. Animal exhibits and competitions run July 25-30. (Pioneer file photo)

In this file photo, young 4-H'ers show their sheep during a previous Osceola County 4-H FFA Fair. This year's fair kicks off with a truck pull July 23. Animal exhibits and competitions run July 25-30. (Pioneer file photo)

EVART — Animal lovers and fairgoers alike from the Osceola County area will be happy to learn the Osceola County 4-H/FFA Fair is kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, with a truck pull.

The event has free admission, and free parking, and will continue through July 30. Grandstand entry is $10 per person, those 12 and under are free.

In addition, Native Amusements returns to the midway to provide rides and games beginning Tuesday afternoon.

"Y'all come for fun," the website reads.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

  • 7 p.m. Truck Pull

MONDAY,  JULY 25

  • 9 a.m. Rabbit Showmanship, Market Classes, Cavy judging
  • 9 a.m. Poultry Breeds, Market Poultry, Posters, Demonstrations
  • 12:30 p.m. Poultry Showmanship
  • 1 p.m. Youth and Open Rabbit Breed judging, Posters, Demonstrations
  • 1 p.m. Youth and Open Class Still Exhibit judging.
  • 7 p.m. Livestock judging contest.
  • 7 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull

TUESDAY, JULY 26: DOLLAR DAY

  • 9 a.m. Youth and Open class Goat judging (Market, Beef and Wool)
  • Noon: Youth and Open Dairy Goat judging following 9 a.m. Goat judging
  • 3-10 p.m. Native Amusements, Midway. Tickets $1, Rides $1
  • 3 p.m. Youth and Open Class Beef and Dairy Beef judging
  • 7 p.m.  Youth dairy members judging contest
  • 7 p.m.  Heavyweight Horse Pull, Michigan State Championship 

WEDNESDAY, JULY  27: FARM BUREAU DAY

  • 9 a.m. Youth and Open Class Swine judging
  • Noon: Farm Bureau Chicken Barbecue
  • 1-10 p.m. Native Amusements, Midway
  • 3 p.m. Youth and Open Class Sheep judging
  • 7-10 p.m. Small Animal Barn Dance, Walt & Margaret Johnson Building

THURSDAY, JULY 28

  • 9 a.m. Youth and Open Class Dairy judging
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Rabbit Hopping
  • 3-10 p.m. Native Amusements Midway 
  • 6 p.m. Market Chicken, Rabbit and Goat auction
  • 7 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull 

FRIDAY, JULY 29

  • 8 a.m. Youth and Open Class Horse and Pony judging. Miniature Horse judging
  • 1-10 p.m. Native Amusements, Midway
  • 6 p.m. Market Livestock Auction
  • 7 p.m. Farm Stock Tractor Pull 

SATURDAY, JULY 30

  • 9 a.m. Horse/Pony Exhibition Classes
  • 1 p.m. Rabbit, Horse and Livestock Costume Classes
  • 1-10 p.m. Native Amusements, Midway 
  • 2 p.m. Sweepstakes Showmanship (about 2pm)
  • 6 p.m. Ag Olympics, fun competitions for all youth fair exhibitors