2024 Fair Schedule
More to Come

fun at the fair

Thursday - July 11, 2024

Midway: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

E!Park:

  • Foundation Kickoff Dinner from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Queens Pageant at 6:30 PM
Exhibition Building: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

friday - July 12, 2024

Ag Industry Breakfast: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Edge of Sundown at 5:00 PM
  • Mega 80’s at 8:00 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • Grand Valley Wood Carvers, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “Fred and Friends”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grandstand Event:

Monster Truck Throwdown

  • Pit Party at 5:00 PM, Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Kids Ticket (6-11) – $12.00
  • Adult Ticket (12 and up) – $20.00

saturday - july 13, 2024

Ionia Free Fair 5K Run: 9:00 AM

Parade 11:30 AM

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Kids Talent Contest at 2:00 PM
  • Parted Waters at 6:00 PM
  • Tennessee Whiskey Chris Stapleton Tribute 9:00 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • Heritage Family Celebration for The Nash – Hager Family, 2:00 PM
  • DUVCW-Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • “B and B Country”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grandstand Event:

Monster Truck Throwdown

  • Pit Party at 5:00 PM, Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Kids Ticket (6-11) – $12.00
  • Adult Ticket (12 and up) – $20.00

Sunday - July 14, 2024

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Talent Contest at 3:00 PM
  • Exit 73 at 8:00 PM
  • Professor Numb at 9:30 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • DUVCW-Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Canvas Painting Class Fundraiser with Teacher Jennifer Anderson, 2:00 PM – ?
  • “The Gentlemen of Ragtime”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grandstand Event:

Night of Destruction Demo Derby & Twisted Trailer Derby

  • Show Starts at 6:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Tickets (Age 6 and up) – $15.00

monday - july 15, 2024

Senior Wellness Day: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Midway: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

National Bank Building: 

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Mark Grinell at 5:00 PM
  • Waylon Hanel at 7:00 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • Basket Making with Jan Leak, Nancy Dowker, and Blanche Powell,   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “Three Husbands on the Loose”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition Building: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grandstand Event:

Demo Derby

  • Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Tickets (Age 6 and up) – $15.00

tuesday - july 16, 2025

Kids Day: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Midway: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • LVNDR at 6:00 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • “Build A Bouquet” with the Floral Department, 3:30 PM – Until Flowers Are Gone  
  • Live Painting Demonstration with Dani Bell, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “Trivia at the Ionia Free Fair”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM       

Exhibition Building: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM                                   

Grandstand Event:

SJO Motorcross

  • Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Tickets (Age 6 and up) – $12.00

wednesday - july 17, 2024

Cops Day: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Wizard of OZ Celebration from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Flashback at 5:00 PM
  • Kanin Wren’s Taylor Swift Experience Tribute Artist at 8:00 PM 

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • Sidewalk Chalk Competition, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Voting 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Quilting with the Silk City Quilters, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “Cherie Lynn and the Wise Guys”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grandstand Event:

Thumb Tractor Pulling Association

  • Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Tickets (Age 6 and up) – $12.00

thursday - july 18, 2024

Veterans Day: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Mark Blomsteel and The Motor City Drive at 5:00 PM
  • Tommy and The Rock Show, Journey Tribute Brand at 7:00 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • Knitting and Crocheting with Jean Kuhlman, Pat Thomas, LouAnn Reisbig, & Charlene Face, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “We 3 Strings”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

$5.00, before 5:00 PM:

  • Parking

  • Drinks

  • Treats

  • Food

and Other Select Items $5.00 Each

friday - july 19, 2024

Ladies Day: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Caitlin Cusack at 5:00 PM
  • Wheelhouse at 7:00 PM
  • Vegas McGraw, Tim McGraw Tribute at 8:30 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • Grand Valley Wood Carvers, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM                    
  • “Jimmy Champagne”, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 

Grandstand Event:

Twisted P Rodeo

  • Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Kids Ticket (6-11) – $10.00
  • Adult Ticket (12 and up) – $15.00

saturday - july 20, 2024

Midway: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Merchant Buildings: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bingo: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

E!Park (FREE entertainment):

  • Red Hat Trotters at 1:30
  • People Playing Music at 3:00
  • Glad All Over at 5:00
  • Hot Red Chill Peppers Tribute at 8:00 PM

Floral Building Antique Village:

  • HEART BEAT Music Student Recital, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • HEART BEAT Music Antique Instruments with Sally Harris and Sarah Brown, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “NSAI-Mid-Michigan Songwriters Showcase”, Featuring Cherie Hagen, Jack Hamilton, Dewey Longusky, Jonathan Stars, and Daniel S. Terry, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition Building: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grandstand Event:

Dirt X SxS Racing Series

  • Show Starts at 7:00 PM
  • Kids 5 and under are Free
  • Tickets (Age 6 and up) – $10.00