It's almost fair time! It's one of those great annual events we just love to enjoy each summer. There are ninety-two counties in Indiana and each and every one hosts a county fair each summer. So, what makes the Morgan County Fair so special? 

We're so glad you asked! There are several great reasons for your family to venture out to the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Martinsville during the fair - July 5-13, 2024. This year's fair is the 75th Annual Morgan County Fair, so it'll be even bigger and more fun than ever! Here are a few of of the annual fair events, activities, and foods that keep us coming back year after year!  

Pre-Fair Shows & Events
Did you know that Fair-related activities kick off almost a month before Fair Week!? This year's Pre-Fair events and shows include the Queen Contest on Saturday, June 15 at Mooresville High School, and several 4-H events, including these animal shows: 4-H Dog Show on Friday, June 28 at 8 am, the 4-H Horse & Pony Show on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 8:30 am, and the 4-H Llama Show, on Sunday, June 30 at 9 am. Additional 4-H events on July 3 include an Open House at the 4-H Building at 6 pm, Honor Night at 6:30 pm in the Merhcants Building, and the 4-H Food Auction at 7:30 pm, also in the Merchants Building. Open Class exhibits will check in on Wednesday, July 3 from 8 to 11 am at the Home and Family Arts Building. 

Sweet Corn, Donuts, Ice Cream, Grilled Cheese...
Yes, all the typical fair food will be there - elephant ears, funnel cakes, corn dogs... but if you want a truly amazing fair food experience, get off the Midway and take advantage of the many local food vendors in the Food Court area, located in the center of the fairgrounds. You'll find the Morgan County Cattleman's Association (go for the ribeye sandwich and roasted sweet corn), the Pork Producers (pork burgers and pork chops are always a hit), fresh homemade-recipe ice cream from the Morgantown Fire Department, made-to-order grilled cheese from Tri-Kappa (try one with tomatoes and mozzarella), freshly made donuts from Kappa Kappa Sigma, as well as pizza, tacos, tenderloin sandwiches and freshly-made lemon shake-ups! The best part? Your money is going to support a number of great local organizations that make a positive impact on the Morgan County community. (If you love food - don't miss the Chopped Challenge on Saturday, July 6. Area home chefs compete to see who can make the tastiest culinary creations with this year's signature ingredient!) 

Fair Food

Free Stage Performances - All Week
The Morgan County Fair Free Stage always has a fun line up of entertainment scheduled throughout fair week. Shows range from musical acts to the Silly Safari live animal show. This year's performers will feature the Martinsville Community Band, Senior Hula Dancers, Brian Wiser Music, Blue Eyes & Grey Skies, Biscuits & Gravy Band, Silly Safaris, Terry Lee and the Million Dollar Band, the Gold Dust Band and the Martinsville Community Choir. See the complete daily schedule below for details. 

Midway Rides - July 7-13
The Midway Rides, courtesy of Poor Jack Amusements, will be open beginning on Friday, July 7, through Saturday, July 13 (weather permitting). Kiddie Days feature unlimited rides for only $17 per person between 1 and 5 pm on Sunday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 12. Family Nights will feature unlimited rides for $25 per person from 6 pm until closing, on weeknights, Monday through Friday, 

The Midway at the Morgan County Fair

Grandstand Events - Throughout the Week
There are a variety of great events taking place at the Grandstand this year, including a live rodeo on Friday, July 5, Truck & Tractor Pulls on Saturday, July 6, Tuff Truck on Sunday, July 7, Touch A Truck on Monday, July 8, 4-H Night featuring a human tractor pull on Tuesday, July 9, ATV Racing on Wednesday, July 10, Dirt Bike Racing on Thursday, July 11, and of course two nights of action with the Demolition Derby on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13!

The list above is just some of our favorites, so to get the complete scoop on the entire daily schedule for this year's Morgan County Fair, please see the listing on our event calendar.  

For more details on the events listed here or additional information on this year's fair, visit See you at the fairgrounds!