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The Fair Begins September 8


August 26, 2021

The totally free Pottawatomie County Free Fair — packed with activities to entertain everyone in the family — starts Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center and runs through Sunday, Sept. 12. The Pottawatomie County Free Fair annually kicks off the fall season with a wide variety of things to see, do and enjoy.

Festivities are almost totally home-grown. A portion of the one-penny sales tax enables the continuance of the free county fair. Fair-goers will see the best the county has produced this year.

Wednesday, Sept. 8, will be move in, or set-up day. Everything from rabbits and poultry to 4-H and FFA educational and non-livestock entries, as well as the commercial booths will be moved into place. The fair’s opening event starting at 6 pm Wednesday will be the Farm Hand Olympics. FFA and 4-H members from all over the county will compete in a series of ag events.

Thursday is the Farmers and Ranchers Appreciation Day. The first event of the day will be the 4-H and FFA Horse show at 8 am. Throughout the day you can see the antique tractor display and demonstrations.

Don’t miss the Junior Tractor Operator contest at 6:30 pm inside the Humphrey arena.

The grand opening of exhibits to the public and the commercial booth trade show will all open at 5 pm on Thursday.

Friday is school day. The always popular Fetch and Fish Dog shows will begin at 9:30 am, 10 am and 5 pm. Extreme Inflatables will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. At 6 pm mosey over to the Krausse Arena for the PeeWee and Midget Tractor contest or follow the music to the Karaoke Singing contest, also at 6 pm.

Saturday is full of options for the entire family from the Fire Fighters Olympics at 10 am, Fetch and Fish Dog Show at 1 pm and 5 pm, Extreme Inflatables from 9 am to 8 pm, and of course county kids competing in horse, swine, sheep and goat shows.

If your fingers are nimble and swift and you are a Pottawatomie County resident then try your luck in the texting contest at 5 pm. Following the contest will be the awards assembly at 6 pm. To wrap up the evening, you won’t want to miss the garden tractor pulling contest at 7 pm.

You can take a stroll through the barns to see the animals or check out the homemade entries including baked and canned goodies as well as crafts, photography and sewing.

To find out more about entering the fair or for information about the different shows, judging contests and exhibits visit the Pottawatomie County Free Fair website at

The fair board and volunteers invite everyone to come out and enjoy all the Pottawatomie County Free Fair has to offer.


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