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Off-Season Q&As

Is there an auction on the south end every Saturday?

The sale runs year round with the exception of the Saturday before fair week and fair week.  For further information contact the Hillsdale Auction at 517-437-2424.

What are your office hours?

The fair office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 -4:30.  We are a small office, so you may want to call before you make the trip.

Do you have seasonal camping? 

Yes, we have many water & electric hook-ups and a limited number of full hookups available.  A sanitary station is available on site. For further information call the Fair Office at 517-437-3622.

Are the fairgrounds & facilities available for rental?

Yes.  Contact the Fair Office at 517-437-3622 for further information and availability. 

For the 4-H Kitchen/Building, you need to contact the MSU Extension Office at 517-439-9301.

Do you have Winter Storage?

Yes, pricing is $10/ft with a minimum charge of $150.00.  Winter storage runs from late October through the last week of March. There is a waiting list for space, so call the fair office at 517-437-3622 to be added.

I have seen a dump station on the fairgrounds, is that free to use?

There is a $10.00 charge for non-campers to use the station. Please stop in the fair office during regular business hours to pay.

 

Fair Week Q&As

When is the fair?

A good way to remember is that the fair always starts the third Sunday after Labor Day Monday.

How much are tickets?
Gate Admission

 

Adults Ages 12 & Up (Sunday-Saturday): $5

Children 11 & Under: FREE

School Children (Monday & Tuesday Only): FREE

Veterans Day (Monday): FREE

Veterans only–any military service w/ proper credentials, including Reserves & National Guard

Senior Day Ages 65 & Over (Friday): $2

Weekly Pass 13 & Over: $25

 

Carnival Rides

 

Megabands are on sale at the fair office for $70 and are ONLY available before the fair! Purchase your voucher at the office and redeem your band when the carnival arrives. 

 

Sunday, September 25: $25 daily armband Noon-10:00 pm

Monday, September 26: $20 daily armband Noon-10:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27: $20 daily armband Noon-10:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28: DOLLAR DAZE - only  $1/ride 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Thursday, September 29: $20 daily armband 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Friday, September 30: $25 daily armband 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Saturday, October 1: $25 daily armband 11:00 am-10:00 pm

Tickets are available daily for $1 each


 

Grandstand Ticket Events

 

Grandstand Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16372/hillsdale-county-fair-grandstand-

  • Reserved Box Seats…………………………$15

  • General Admission Grandstands Adults…..$12

  • Youth Ages 12 & Under……………………...$5

How much is parking?

Weekly Car & Driver: $50

Parking (Automobile, Motorcycles & Scooters): $5


Shuttle service starts at 9:00 am daily courtesy of Skerbeck Family Carnival, Jonesville Lumber, and Hillsdale Real Estate.

What days are Horse Pulls and Pony Pulls?

Monday, September 26 - 9:00 am National Heavyweight & National Lightweight Pony Pulls

Tuesday, September 27 - 12:00 pm National Heavyweight Horse Pulls

Wednesday, September 28 - 12:00 pm National Lightweight Horse Pulls

What day is kids day?

Monday, September 26 & Tuesday, September 27

What day is Veterans day?

Monday, September 26

What are the fair ride hours?

Sunday, September 25: $25 daily armband Noon-10:00 pm

Monday, September 26: $20 daily armband Noon-10:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27: $20 daily armband Noon-10:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28: DOLLAR DAZE - only  $1/ride 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Thursday, September 29: $20 daily armband 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Friday, September 30: $25 daily armband 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Saturday, October 1: $25 daily armband 11:00 am-10:00 pm

Tickets are available daily for $1 each

How do I rent commercial space during fair week?

Please fill out a Vendor Application which you can find on our website. This will place you on our waiting list.

Do you have wheelchairs available?

Not at this time.  We do have a shuttle service available with stops located around the fairgrounds.

How do I rent camping space during fair week?

Camping space during fair week is limited to vendors, open class and 4-H exhibitors.  Contact the fair office @ 517-437-3622 if you have questions.

What is the contact information for local campgrounds?

Six Lakes Campground: 2155 Hudson Rd., Hillsdale, MI  517-439-5660

Gateway Campground:  4111 W. Hallett Rd., HIllsdale, MI  517-437-7005

What is the contact information for local hotels?

Days Inn - 517-439-3297

Dow Conference & Hotel @ Hillsdale College - 517-437-3311

Rose Corner Inn - 517-599-9677

Baw Beese Inn - 517-437-3389

Munro House Bed & Breakfast - 517-849-9292

America's Best Value Inn - 800-230-4134.