Ohio Fairs Information & News

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Fair Capital Improvements

The O.H.H.A. is offering a Capital Improvements Grant Program. Applications are being accepted this fall for both 2019 and 2020.


The purpose of the O.H.H.A. Capital Improvements Program is to facilitate construction and fund expenses for Capital Improvements solely to, or specifically for, a Standardbred Fair Live Racing Program.


This program is a “100% Matching Funds” Grant Program, all funds requested must be matched in their entirety and the Grant Agreement will outline an agreement that must be adhered to for Funds to disburse to the Fair Board.


2019 Grant – Deadline October 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM Click Here for application


2020 Grant – Deadline November 29, 2019 by 5:00 PM  Click Here for application


Feature Race Grants

The Feature Race Grant Program is designed to assist individual county fair race programs to increase the purse for a feature race or races.

2019 Grant Final Report- Due November 30, 2019


2020 Grants – Deadline November 29, 2019 by 5:00PM CLICK HERE for application

Paulding  County Fair 2019, Photo by Thom Pye

Ohio Fair Resources


Attention Horsemen: Note Regarding Non-Parimutuel Fairs


2019 Ohio Fair Racing Dates

(printable pdf of fair dates)

This is the Ohio Fair Racing schedule,

along with post times.

Catalog can be ordered by contacting

Horseman Publishing Company (859) 276-4026

Note, not all fairs have Online entries. Be sure to check the Huff's guide on how to enter for each fair.

Fair Racing Replays



Ohio Colt Racing Circuits


Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Series


Ohio Signature Series


Ohio Fair Manager's Association


Ohio Fair Stakes Cancellation Policy

If any of the Ohio Fair Stakes races are canceled, the funds for those races must be returned to the respective distribution sources. On the VLT Purse Support Allocation, the O.H.H.A. Board October 25, 2016 approved a cancellation policy. In the event of cancellation, the Owners of horses that did not scratch by cancellation time get their nomination and entry fee (by Division) plus $200 of the VLT Purse Supplement paid out to them due to the cancellation. The remaining VLT Purse Support Allocation after $200 per horse is deducted must be returned to the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association. When returning the remainder, please provide an accounting outlining the scratched horses and paid-out horses. For the Ohio Fairs Fund Allocation those funds must be returned in full to the Ohio Department of Agriculture in the event of a cancellation

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