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Lake County Fair is back and open for business in 2021!

After being limited to a junior fair livestock exhibition-only in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 166th edition of Lake County Fair will run as a full fair from July 27 – August 1, 2021 at the county fairgrounds on Mentor Avenue in Painesville Township.  

This year’s event will feature all the favorite fair traditions and more.  The 2021 Fair will be packed with fun for the whole family.  Lake County’s first-ever monster truck show will headline the week’s entertainment and regular favorites like the Lake County demolition derby, motocross racing, a truck and tractor pull, side-by-side dirt track drag racing,  horse pulls, great music and the return of pig racing are all included in this year’s entertainment lineup.

The Fair starts on Tuesday, July 27 with Veterans Day.  There will be free admission to all until 3 pm and veterans will be admitted free all day.  You won’t want to miss the opening day parade starting at 6 pm featuring 150 units traveling from Painesville City west on Mentor Avenue to the fairgrounds.  Harness racing will take place on this day only with a noon post time and will feature both colts and fillies.

Wednesday is Family Day.  Families of four or more will be admitted for $6/each including ride privileges.  Family Day will feature Lake County’s first-ever monster truck show in the grandstand. 

Thursday is Kids Day with free admission for ages 14 and under when accompanied by an adult.  There will be free activities, games, and prizes for ages 12 and under at the main grandstand beginning at 1 pm.  Ride wristbands are available for $6 on this day only.  

Friday is Seniors Day with age 60 and over free until 3 pm with a free boxed lunch while they last and other activities in the entertainment tent.  

The weekend will feature a horse pull, the annual 4-H livestock auction, power truck and tractor pulls, Latino Day and the Lake County demo derby…the granddaddy of all demo derbies.  Free on-grounds acts will include Jungle Terry and the return of pig racing.  There will be free kiddie tractor pulls on Friday and Saturday afternoon.

For a complete schedule of events with times, ticket prices and more information, visit the Fair’s website at