2023 Marion County Fair
July 3 to July 8
The six-day event features livestock shows, horse shows, dog shows, arts and crafts exhibits, evening performances, rodeos, merchant vendors, senior citizens, veterans and kids days, rides, and of course the ever-popular fair food. See the County Fair tab above for ALL INFORMATION.
Christmas by Candlelight
Drive-thru following the road lined with luminaries to see thousands of Christmas lights and displays throughout the Marion County Fairgrounds. We add new displays every year so it will be a different experience each time you come. We have live nativity scenes on the weekends in December performed by different churches. Be sure to see the upcoming events on the home page for times and days.
Tuesday, July 4th, @ 10 pm
The Fourth of July is during the Marion County Fair and the evening activities end with a spectacular fireworks event starting at 10 P.M. The fireworks can be seen from the grandstand or anywhere on the fairgrounds.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum has events all year long. Our events range from dog shows, train shows, weddings, robotic competitions, trade shows, circus events, craft shows, bridal shows, and graduations to high school sporting events. The coliseum is located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in the northern half of Marion, Ohio. The coliseum has 16,875 sq. ft. on the main floor with seats for 3,200 and a 5,500 person capacity. The building has locker rooms with showers and the concession area is contracted in house by a local non-profit organization. The surrounding ground has ample paved parking and other buildings for use along with the coliseum.
Marion County Fairgrounds
The Marion County Fairgrounds has events all year long. The fairgrounds along with the coliseum have been host to the Brandy Winfield Poker Run, GOBA bicycle event, Good Sam camping rodeo, farm and equipment auctions, and other numerous events. We have many buildings to offer along with the coliseum for your use. We also have a half-mile track with a grandstand.