Contests/Derbies

Open to anyone – groups, clubs, businesses, individuals.

No entry fee.

Decorated hay bales (not larger than 12 feet wide & 15 feet long) must be brought in and set up by Friday, August 15 @ 10 a.m.

Judging:  Friday, August 15

First prize is $100!

Please call the office with any questions.

Rules, Regulations, & Entry Form

Click here to see past Hay Bale entries

Monday, August 18
Tuesday, August 19

Races called 10:30 a.m.
Starting time on track 11:00 am.
Free Grandstand

Entrance Fees:
$100 Home Talent Colt Stakes

60 stalls.

See page 32 of the Premium Book for additional information.

Central Ohio Pony Pulling Association Pony Pulling Contest

Thursday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m.
Free Grandstand
Total Purses: $3,050

Horse Pull

Thursday, August 21 – 7:00 p.m.
Free Grandstand
Entry Fee: $10.00
Total Purses: $4,340

Miniature Horse Pull

Saturday, August 23 – 12:00 noon
Pony Ring
Entry Fee: $5.00 per team
Total Purses: $1,000

Draft Horse/Draft Pony Fun Pull

Saturday, August 23 – 3:00 p.m.
Pony Ring
Must preregister for this event.
No entry fee. Open to draft horses and ponies stalled for the week only.

See pages 59-61 of the Premium Book for rules & other information.

Saturday, August 23 – 9:00 a.m.
Free Grandstand

Entries Taken: July 1-August 17

Entry Fee: $10.00 per tractor

Contest open to farm-owned tractors equipped with rubber tires. Owner of tractor must own farmland in Lorain County or Wellington School District and have legal proof on record.

Entry FormRules & Regulations

Saturday, August 23 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $10.00

Entries Taken: August 1-17

Entry Fee: $25.00 per combine

Derby open to all Lorain County residents age 16 and older. Drivers under age 18 must have parent/guardian signature.

Entry FormRules & Regulations

Saturday, August 23 – 7:00 p.m.
(during the Combine Derby)

Entries Taken: August 1-17

Entry Fee: $10.00 per truck

Derby open to all Ohio residents age 16 and older. Driver must have a valid Ohio driver’s license at time of application. No temporary licenses accepted. Drivers under 18 must have parent/guardian signature.

Entry FormRules & Regulations

Sunday, August 24
First Show (1980 & Newer): 5:00 p.m.
Second Show (Old Irons): 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8.00 per show

Entries Taken: June 1-August 24

Entry Fee:
$25.00 per car by August 17
$35.00 per car August 18 – day of show
Fee includes gate admission and entry to the show for DRIVER ONLY.

Derby open to all Ohio residents age 16 and older. Driver must have a valid Ohio driver’s license at time of application. No temporary licenses accepted. Drivers under 18 must have parent/guardian signature.

Entry FormRules & Regulations

Youth Derby Rules

Saturday, August 23 – 1:30 p.m.
Pavilion 2 (behind fair office)

Entries Taken: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
day of pedal pull

No entry fee.

Contest open to Lorain County residents age 5-10. Trophies for top 3 boys and 3 girls in each of 3 classes.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Wellington Veterinary Clinic
Hickory Grove Farms – Pioneer Seeds
Bates Brothers Amusements

Saturday, August 23 – 4:00 p.m.
Show Barn (Building 4)

Check-in & Registration: 3:00 p.m.

$1,200 in prize money

We are seeking sponsors!

Contact Doug for details: dallen@loraincountyfair.com