Hartford, Ohio Fair Events and Camping

Hartford, Ohio Fair Events and Camping

Do you enjoy going to local and state fairs? Then you do not want to miss the Hartford Independent Fair in Hartford, Ohio! This event started in 1858, making it one of Ohio's oldest traditions. 

Find out more about the fair to help you plan your trip to Ohio.

What Is the Hartford Fair?

The Hartford Fair is the biggest little fair in the world, with 164 years of experience. It honors the agricultural roots of Ohio by having old farm machinery and household items on display and promoting many 4-H clubs and youth organizations. 

With a long history of fun and games, the Hartford Fair continues to evolve to include new activities for guests. During the first fair in 1858, racing was among the first popular events. People would engage in foot and horse races to see who was the fastest. As the years went on, they erected buildings such as barns, an amphitheater, arenas, dormitories and more to help more guests have a greater experience. Now, fair-goers can have fun on rides, playing games, watching truck and tractor pulls and more.

The fair is also a “family reunion” because many families get together during the week to enjoy the event and reconnect. Several Board of Director positions has passed through generations, with some members taking a role after their fathers.

When Is the Hartford Fair?

The Hartford Fair runs from August 7-13, 2022. The fairgrounds are open from 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. On Wednesday and Thursday, they are open from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 

On Saturday, the last night of the fair, the fairgrounds are open from 8 a.m.-11:59 p.m.

Hartford Fair Schedule

Many activities and events happen simultaneously throughout the week at the fair. Some of the big night events happening from Sunday to Saturday include:

  • Truck and tractor pull
  • Autocross racing
  • Demolition derby
  • Monster trucks
  • Motocross racing
  • Rough truck contest
  • Draft pony pull
  • Championship horse pull

Whether you stay all day or visit for the shows at night, you and your family are sure to have a great time at this long-standing Ohio event.

Stay at Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday

You can stay at Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday when attending the fair. Our campground is a short distance from the fairgrounds, making it easy to attend the fair for one day or several. 

Reserve your campsite at Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday and get ready to enjoy the fair as well all of the amenities and activities our campground offers!

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