The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show is the longest running fair and horse show in the United States. Throughout the year, the fairgrounds plays host to a variety of events, including truck pulls, horse shows, pageants, and demolition derbies.

Preliminary schedule of 2016 events have been updated please check out the events by clicking the area of interest on the events schedule .

KOI Drag Racing has been rescheduled for Oct. 1, 2016. Click here for the KOI flyer. The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show wishes to thank KVM Motorsports for their sponsorship of the KOI dirt drags. Please support our sponsors!


The Fall Brawl Demolition Derby has been rescheduled for Oct. 15, 2015.


The Mercer County Exhibition Hall is completed and available for rent for church, club, and business functions. Please click the Expo Hall menu for details.

A special thank you to our other title sponsors for 2016:

Corporate Sponsor: Whitaker Bank

Whitaker Bank Logo 2015
Premier Sponsor: Farmers National Bank

Farmers National Bank Logo 2015
Diamond Sponsors: The Harrodsburg Herald and Community Trust Bank

Harrodsburg Herald Logo 2015  Community Trust Bank Logo 2015



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Rock Auto Logo 2015


 189th Annual Mercer County Fair and Horse Show

July 23st – 30th, 2016