Ohio Fairs Information & News

November 21, 2020 Ohio Fair Racing Conference Livestream Premier at 7:00 p.m.

November 21, 2020 Ohio Fair Racing Conference Livestream Banquet Program


2020 Ohio Racing Fair Dates and Racing Program Changes:


(Last change, as-of 9.14.20) Check back, details change frequently!

Click Here for Latest Fair Racing Schedule

Ohio Fair Support


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.


2021 Capital Improvements Grant – Deadline November 30, 2020 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.


2020 Feature Race Grants – Deadline was November 29, 2019 by 5:00PM.


2020 Feature Race Grant Final Report- Due November 30, 2020


2021 Feature Race Grants – Deadline November 30, 2020 by 5:00PM CLICK HERE for application


2021 Feature Race Grant Final Report- Due November 30, 2021

Ohio Fair Resources


Attention Horsemen: Note Regarding Non-Parimutuel Fairs

Fair Racing Livestream and Replays



Ohio Colt Racing Circuits

Forms and information can be found here as well as payments via some of their sites


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

Paulding  County Fair 2019, Photo by Thom Pye