Welcome to the Defiance Co. Fair!

August 18th - 25th 2018

Whether you come for the rides, the food, the entertainment or the animals, we know you'll have a great time at the Defiance County Fair this year. Don't miss our amazing lineup of events throughout the year. There's something for everyone and we can't wait to see you!

Admission is Daily $8 for adults & $5 for students (ages 9-17) || Season passes: $25 for Adults & $10 for Students

Any paid admission for students on Tuesday will receive a wristband good for $5 off on a ride wristband for that day. Does not include season pass admissions

Season passes will be sold beginning August 1st through August 19th at these locations: OSU Extension Office, Evansport Carryout, Farmers & Merchants Bank (Hicksville), First Federal Bank (Hicksville), Hicksville Bank, Hicksville Tribune, MagPies Restaurant (Hicksville), Jewell Grain (Jewell and Ney), Marathon (Sherwood), and Newmans Carryout (Defiance). They will also be sold at the gates though Monday, August 21, 2018.


  • Click Here for ride information including hours of operation and ticket prices.
  • Sr Cit/ Vets day Sponsors are: Moats Ford, Homiers monuments, Schaffer Funeral Home, Priority Tax Service, Postema,Ins and Investments, Sines Excavating, Darren Bok United Edge Real Estate- Auction

    Kids Day Sponsors - Sponsor of the Day: Cooper Farms along with Werlors, Dr Wiley Family, Midwest Comm Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Sherwood State Bank, Mercy Defiance Clinic


    A New Record!!!

    New Record
    A new record was set at the 2018 Defiance County Fair! 181 SillyFaces in this photo, beating 130 Sillyfaces set in 2014 at the NC State Fair. Congrats Hicksville another $181 gets donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities thanks to our sponsor 4GCommunity.
  • Click Here to view The One Man Band and Son's Facebook post about the new record!

  • The One Man Band will perform

    Saturday 2 PM, Sunday 2PM, Monday 4PM, Tuesday 4PM, Wednesday 2PM

    Grandstand Entertainment

    Saturday August 18, 2018


    7:00 PM - KOI Drag Races, Starting time 6PM
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    Sunday August 19, 2018

    The Tacketts 2 PM
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    Diamond J Ranch Rodeo "Bulls and Barrels', Sponsored in part by NWO Beverage
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    Tacketts Press sheet

    Monday August 20, 2018 - Defiance Promedica Parade of Bands

    6:15 pm Parade of 4-H Royalty
    Following Promedica Defiance Physicians Band Nigh

    Tuesday August 21, 2018

    6:30 PM - Harness Racing
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    Wednesday August 22, 2018

    7:00 PM - DPT Xtreme Cheer Competition || sponsored by Defiance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
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    Thursday August 23, 2018

    7:00 PM - Truck Pulls
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    Friday August 24, 2018

    6:30 PM - Harness Racing
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    Saturday August 25, 2018

    6:00 PM - Demolition Derby || sponsored in part by Integrity Auto Body DPT Xtreme Cheer