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Lake Odessa Fair Kicks Off June 19th




The Lake Odessa Fair is only a few weeks away, and this years event promises to bring the community plenty of entertainment and fun!


Fair Board President Bill King shares,  “2022 was a fantastic fair for us, 2023 was great too but we are looking for 2024 to be the best one yet!”


The fair officially kicks off on Wednesday June 19  with the Grand Parade at 6pm.  Families can join us at the Carnival Midway brought to us by local farmers and businesses.  Generous sponsors helped make unlimited ride wristbands for the day for just $18.  The midway will once again feature Arnold’s Amusements.  Also, happening opening night will be Draft Horse Pulls on the Grandstands.  Adults can stop by the Beer Barn(now in teh Fred MOrris Building all week) and catch Scott Martin performing live and grab a drink.


Thursday’s schedule begins with the Youth Dairy show at 9am.  The Carnival opens at 4pm.  Our Carnival for Kids program will make $10 off unlimited wristband coupons available at the fair office beginning at 4pm, with 150 available.  Regular price for unlimited bands will be $30.  The Youth Rabbit show will take place at 5pm.  Our always popular dodgeball tournament will happen Thursday evening beginning at 5pm as well.  “Families do not want to miss our dodgeball event, it is the highlight of summer for many!  And thanks to AIS Construction Equipment kids play free again in 2024,” says Bill.  The Beer Barn will be a happening place opening at 6pm and a revamped Trivia Night with MIchigan celebrity Preston Treend starting at 6:30pm.


Friday the fun continues with youth livestock and horse shows both beginning at 9am.  The Carnival will open again at 4pm with the same Carnival for Kids program available as Thursday!  Grab those discount coupons at the fair office starting at 4pm, only 150 available each day.  The Youth Speed Show will happen at 6pm in the Westend Arena Also, new this year will be a Taylro Swift experience in the Beer Barn starting at 7pm.  LOF has partnered with Union Bank to bring this fun night with Swifitie Look-a-Like contest, music trivia, dancing and more fun!  Visitors can also cash SJO Motocross racing on the grandstand.  Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the gate for the show.  For custom car owners, there will be a Car Cruise beginning at 8pm to dusk.  Come show off your beauties!


Saturday will be a busy day with plenty for everyone.  Our Youth Horse SHow starts the day at 9am. Noon the Lions Club will begin their free Kids Eye Screening program. Rounhead will be hosting the Cornhole Event with bags flying at 10am.  At 1pm the Carnival Midway will open, be sure to grab a discount coupon at the fair office when it does.  Again, thanks to the generous farmers and businesses in the community each day the fair offers 150 $10 off coupons.  1pm the Custom Car Show will also open on the westend of the fairgrounds.  2pm the Teen and Youth Volleyball events will start as well as a Kids Pedal Pull at the Events Pavilion (formerly teh Beer Barn).  The adult Co-Ed 2s Tournament begins at 4pm. The Beer Barn opens at 4pm with adult drinks.  6pm the fun really begins with the Mega Raffle Party happening in the Fred Morris Building.  A reverse raffle style event with the last ticket winning $3,000 and other prizes given out throughout the night.  There will be live music, beer, yard games and plenty of fun.  Truck and Tractor Pulls also return in 2024 to the LOF Grandstand.  Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the gate.  


The last day is Sunday, but there is still a lot going on.  An Adult 4s Co-Ed Volleyball tournament takes place starting at 9am. The Carnival Midway opens at 1pm, and is your last chance to grab a discount coupon and enjoy Arnold’s amusements.  At 3pm, we will have an Ice CReam Social at the Events Pavilion for everyone to enjoy event for everyone to enjoy!  Things wrap up Sunday night with the Derby Show presented by Unique Motorsports.  Always a packed house for this event, tickets are $15 advance with a special 4:30pm advance ticket gate open.  Gate tickets are also $15 but do not open for sales until 5pm.


We are also excited to add the PFCU Kids Corral and Funyard for kids 6 and under to enjoy with their parents while other kids are off enjoying the carnival fun! This area will be open during Midway hours all week look by the Events Pavilion. “I cannot emphasize enough how excited we are for the 2024 Lake Odessa Fair.  We are beyond grateful for the community and the sponsors who continue to make our fair a successful event.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon,” says Bill.


Photo credit: Breaking Bread Photography


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