2019 Pike County Fair Is Coming!

2019 Pike County Fair

Schedule of Fair Events

Friday, July 26

12:00 noon 4-H Clubs may begin booth assembly

5:00 p.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand)

(In case of rain on Friday evening, Saturday’s races will begin at 9:00 a.m.)

Saturday, July 27

9:00 a.m. Jr. Fair Exhibitors must be wearing wrist bands

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 4-H Club may work on booth assembly

12:00 p.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Entries Open for Sr. Fair Projects – Arts, Photography, Quilts, Canning & Close at 2:00 (Art Hall)

4:00 p.m. Pleasure Horse Show, Day1 (Horse Arena)

Sunday, July 28

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Swine arrival time (weigh off the truck)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Poultry (Fancy & Market) arrival time & weigh-in

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Rabbit arrival time & weigh-in

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Goats and Lambs arrival time

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Worship at the Fair (Grandstand)

4:00 p.m. Pleasure Horse Show, Day 2 (Horse Arena)

4:30 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight Dairy and Beef Cattle arrival time

6:00 p.m. Booth and Fair Beautification Projects must be complete

6:00 p.m. Livestock Exhibitors Meeting (Multi-purpose Building)

Following the Exhibitors Meeting will be the Jr. Fair Board FUN Contest

Monday, July 29

7:30 a.m. Weigh Goats (Lamb & Goat Barn)

Weigh Lambs immediately after Goats

8:00 a.m. Weigh Steers (Beef Barn)

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Entries Open for Sr. Fair Farm & Garden & close at 11:00 a.m.

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Poultry Showmanship Sign-Up (Show Arena)

9:30 a.m. Poultry Show (Fancy & Market) (Show Arena)

1:00 p.m. Rides will Begin

Monday, July 29th the Rides will not begin until after being inspected and approved by State Inspector

4:00 p.m. Contest Horse Show (Horse Arena)

5:00 p.m. Still Project Awards (Grandstand)

5:30 p.m. Nutrition Awards (Grandstand)

6:00 p.m. Style Review (Grandstand)

6:30 p.m. Scholarship Awards (Grandstand)

6:45 p.m. Recognition of Fair Booth winners, Apple Pie winners, Apple Pie Auction (Grandstand)

7:00 p.m. Parade of Clubs (Grandstand)

Following Parade 2019 Pike County Fair Royalty Contest

10:00 p.m. Rides Close

Tuesday, July 30th

8:30 a.m. Market Rabbit Show (Show Arena)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Entries open for Senior Fair Baked Goods & close at 2:00 (Art Hall)

1:00 Rides Open

2:00 p.m. Dairy Cattle Show (Multi-purpose Building)

4:00 – 4:45 Goat Showmanship Sign-up (Show Arena)

4:30 Sr. Fair Bake Goods Auction

5:00 p.m. Goat Show (Dairy, Breeding & Market) (Show Arena) Goat Showmanship will follow Goat Show

6:00 p.m. Horse Pulls (Beside Beef Barn)

8:00 p.m Diamond J Rodeo (Grandstand)

10:00 p.m. Rides Close

Wednesday, July 31st

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Rabbit Showmanship Sign-up (Show Arena)

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Beef Showmanship Sign-up (Show Arena)

9:00 a.m. Beef Fitting Contest (Steer Barn)

9:00 a.m. Breeding Rabbit Show (Show Arena)

10:00 a.m. Senior/Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship

10:00 a.m. Beef Showmanship (Multi-purpose Building)

30 min. after Showmanship Beef Breeding Show (Multi-purpose Building)

11:00 a.m. Junior Rabbit Showmanship (Show Arena)

11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Entries Open for Senior Fair Flowers & close at 2:00 (Art Hall)

1:00 p.m. Rides Open

5:00 p.m. Market Hog Show (Multi-purpose Building)

8:00 p.m. BILLY STRINGS, with special guest Nick Jamerson (Grandstand)

10:00 p.m. Rides Close

Thursday, August 1 – Senior Citizens Day

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Swine Showmanship Sign-Up

9:00 a.m. Swine Showmanship (Multi-purpose Building)

9:00 a.m. Feeder Calf Weigh-In (Beef Barn)

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Sheep Showmanship Sigh-Up

10:00 p.m. Sheep Show (Breeding & Market) Showmanship to follow

1:00 p.m. Rides Open

2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Open for Premium Payment (Fair Board Office)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cloverbud Interviews (Show Arena)

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Healthy Kids Day Activities (Sponsored by Adena)

5:00 p.m. Beef Feeder Calf Show (Multi-Purpose Building)

7:00 p.m. Market Steer Show (Multi-Purpose Building)

7:00 p.m OSTPA Truck & Tractor Pull (Grandstand)

10:00 p.m. Rides Close

Friday, August 2

8:30 a.m. Team Registration for Livestock Judging Contest

9:00 a.m. Livestock Judging Contest (Multi-Purpose Building)

10:00 a.m. Presentation of Outstanding Market Exhibitors (Multi-Purpose Building)

10:15 a.m. All Animal Showmanship Contest (Multi-Purpose Building)

11:00 – 11:30 4-H Youth Bake-Off Entries Open

12:00 noon Breeding Livestock may be removed

12:00 – 2:30 p.m. Open for Premium Payment (Fair Board Office)

1:00 p.m. Rides Open

4:00 p.m. Bake-Off Awards (Multi-purpose Building)

4:00 p.m. 4-H Bake-Off Auction (Multi-purpose Building)

5:00 p.m. Large Animal Livestock Sale (Multi-Purpose Building)

(2019 Sale Order: Hogs, Steers, Goats, Lambs)

7:00 p.m. Smash-It Demolition Derby (Grandstand)

11:00 p.m. Rides Close

Saturday, August 3

10:00 a.m. Rabbit & Poultry Sale

10:30 – 1:00 Open for Premium Payment (Fair Board Office)

6:00 p.m. Arm Wrestling

7:00 p.m. Smash-It Demolition Derby (Grandstand)

11:00 p.m. Rides Close

Sunday, August 4

9:00 – 3:00 p.m. Removal Fair Exhibits & Commercial Booths

(Reminder – Please remove all tape and staples)

9:00 – Noon Premium Payments for Sr. Fair Exhibits

Check out 2019 Pike County Fair pictures by Jennifer Buckler!
Click the image to be taken to her websiteJennifer Buckler Fair Pictures

General Fair Information

General Fair Information

Daily Admission – $7.00 Parking

Rides are free with single day admission ticket $1.00 parking fee will charged

Free admission to active Military with ID daily when entering the fairgrounds. Children 2 and under are admitted free Fair Week parking pass $15.00

Season Ticket $25.00 Handicap Parking is located on the

1 person admission to fairgrounds for 7 days top of the hill in front of horse barns, Valid dates Sun. July 30 thru Sat. Aug. 5 around infield race track and at the

Must show season ticket & pay $6 at bottom of the hill along the swine ticket booth to ride. barn. Vehicles parked illegally No voting rights with season ticket. will be towed at owners expense.

Membership Ticket – $35.00 Midway Rides

1 person admission to fairgrounds for 7 days Monday, July 31 rides will begin Valid dates Sun. July 29 thru Sat. Aug. 4 after being inspected and approved Must show season ticket & pay $6 at by State Inspector. Tuesday, Aug. 1

ticket booth to ride. thru Saturday, Aug. 5 rides will

Entitles a person to vote at the annual election operate from 1:005:00 and 6:00

of Fair Board Directors according to the rules of 10:00 p.m. Height gages in ride area. Pike County Agricultural Society. Must be 36 in. to ride most rides Must be 16 years of age and a resident of Pike Fairground Rules

County to purchase a Membership Ticket No Concealed Carry Permitted

Must show membership ticket & pay $6 at No Alcoholic Beverages

ticket booth to ride. No Laser Pointers Allowed Junior Fair Members (4H) No Pets – Guide Dogs Only Members of 4H will receive arm bands from No Refund on Gate Admission OSU Extension or 4H Club Advisor Shoes and Shirts at all times Must show 4H arm band & pay $6 at No ATV, Golf Carts, etc…

ticket booth to ride. Fair Board members ONLY are permitted to operate recreational vehicles. ~ Per Insurance Policy ~

Important Phone Numbers: Extension/4H Office, 740-2894837 Fair Board Office, 289-9194

Harness Racing, 2894496 (fair week only) Fair Vet (Genevieve Davis) 740-596-1903

Emergency call 911

Concessions Info

Concessions on the Pike County Fairgrounds are under the direction of Ryan Knight. Ryan takes great pride in making sure that the tastes you discover at the fair are as diverse as possible. Working with longtime concessionaires or newly discovered talents, his goal is to make sure there is something tasty for everyone that is reasonably priced and prepared to perfection! Whether it’s a Lemon Shake-up, Italian Ice, Elephant Ear or a Steak Sandwich you can rest assured Shannon has a vendor on the grounds just waiting to fix you your favorite fair food!

If you are a concession vendor and would like to be part of the PIke County Fair, see below for the contact information you will need to be considered as a vendor.


Contact Information

Ryan Knight
(740) 835.1097


We have approximately 225 camping sites, each with water and 30 amp and 50 amp electric service. During the fair the sites are rented for $145.00 each for 20′ x 40′ space and $220.00 each for 25′ x 50′ space. Primitive camping is $80.00 for the week. Non-fair week camping is $25.00 a night. 50 amp electric service is available in some areas of the campgrounds. The grounds are not available for public camping during the fair. Note: Extension cords must be at least 10 gauge 3 wire type. Deadline to hold 2016 spot for 2017 camping will be May 1st, 2017.


Contact Information

Mary Conley
(740) 708.0303