58th annual celebration begins Monday

Samantha Lewakowski • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

PARK TWP. — The Ottawa County Fair will put on its 58th annual celebration next week.

The festival will take place July 25-30 at the county fairgrounds, 1286 Ottawa Beach Road. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Monday and at 9:30 a.m. the rest of the week.

Parking is free, and admission at the door is free for children up to 10 years old and $4 for anyone older than that.

Most of the featured events will take place at the Grandstand. Various motor sports including truck/tractor pulls, motocross, a mud run, rodeo production and monster trucks will be held in the arena. The admission price varies by event.

People are encouraged to use the fairgrounds, located 3 miles from downtown Holland, to camp overnight. The cost of camping out is $25 per night.

The fair has special events planned for all ages.

— Elliott’s Amusements is bringing in the carnival that will run for the entire week. Wristbands ($36) are available for unlimited rides for any three out of the five days.

— The Whispering Pines mobile zoo is open at noon each day.

— For teens and young adults, a glow paint and foam EDM party will be thrown Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7. Admission is $5.

— Four-H animal shows/auctions will be held periodically throughout the week.

— A “Teen Idol” concert will give someone age 13-19 a chance to win $100 for their vocal talent.

— Live music will be playing in the beer tent every night for ages 21 and older. The tent will open at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Music begins at 8 p.m. 

Organizers are expecting about 75,000 people in attendance.

For more information on pricing and timing of events, visit the fair’s website at www.ottawacountyfair.com/.

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