The Delaware County Fair runs from September 16-23, 2023, and features The Little Brown Jug on September 21, 2023.
The fair is always preceded by the All Horse Parade, so mark your calendar for all events!
Delaware All Horse Parade
But before the fair starts, don’t miss the All Horse Parade in Delaware on Sunday, September 10, 2023. It’s one of the largest and most unique, non-motorized parades east of the Mississippi.
The Horse Parade has over 140 Units, including hundreds of horses, mules, donkeys and bands parading through town.
The parade is always the Sunday preceding the opening of the Delaware County Fair. The parade steps off each year promptly at 3 pm from the main gate of the Delaware County Fairgrounds onto Pennsylvania Avenue, and is 3 miles in length.
Delaware County Fair
September 16-23, 2023
There is plenty of entertainment that will be scheduled for the fair, including concerts, outdoor movie, lots of dog events, magic shows, and Saturday Night Fireworks.
You can also enjoy the Eating contests, Demolition Derby, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Motorsports, and more, plus fantastic food stands, exhibitors, and amusement rides.
The fair gates are open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily, with amusement rides from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Delaware County Fair admission
Weekly pass: $50
All Day Wrist Bands for rides: $20 (individual tickets can be purchased)
Admission is free for those 8 and under, and $8 for 9 and up, except on Jug Day
Senior Day, Tuesday, September 18: Seniors age 55 & older get in FREE
Jug Day, Thursday, September 21: $20 for ages 18 and up from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. After 5 general admission price resumes.
Military Day, Friday, September 22: Free on Friday for Military & Veterans with ID.
Little Brown Jug
The Little Brown Jug is the most prestigious 3-year-old pacing race in North America. This hugely popular event draws a large crowd of harness racing fans, and requires a separate ticket. There is live racing from September 17 through Jug Day on September 21, 2023.
Fair admission is included with your ticket. There is a $5 per vehicle parking charge on Thursday.
Find a list of Central Ohio county fairs here.