2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Event Schedule (download here)


Thursday August 9, 2018
7:00pm-9:00pm      ~ Homecraft & Junior Exhibitors drop off exhibits and entry forms

Friday August 10, 2018
9:00am-Noon          ~ Judging of Homecraft & Junior Exhibits ~ Not open to the public
2:00pm-6:00pm      ~ 4H Llama Show ~ South of the Racetrack
4:00pm-6:00pm      ~ Exhibits Open for Viewing ~ Under Grandstand
5:30pm – 9:00pm   ~ FREE Family Entertainment – BBQ – Live Music
6:15pm                    ~ Ambassador Competition
9:00pm–1:00am     ~ LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC EVENT ~ featuring Settler’s Creek

Saturday August 11, 2018
8:30am                    ~ Registration for Saddle Horse Show ~ infield
9:30am                    ~ Saddle Horse Show begins
9:15am                    ~ Line up for Children’s Parade at Hanover Civic Centre
9:30am                    ~ Children Parade to the Raceway – ride your bikes in the parade
10:00am                  ~ Bike Rodeo sponsored by Hanover Police/Canadian Tire
10:00am                  ~ Blacksmith Demonstration – Infield of Racetrack
10:00am-4:00pm    ~ Exhibits open for viewing ~ Under Grandstand
10:00am-4:00pm    ~ 4H Agricultural Awareness Exhibits
10:00pm-4:00pm    ~ FREE Children’s Activities and Agricultural Education
10:00pm-3:00pm    ~ Horse Drawn Wagon Rides on Racetrack
11:00am-4:00pm    ~ Judging of Open Sheep Show and 4H Sheep Show
12:00pm                   ~ Entertainment ~ Paul Behnke ~ Children’s Tent
12:30pm                  ~ Judging of Brown Swiss 4H Show and Open Show
1:00pm                    ~ Judging of Jersey Show ~ barns south of track
12:30pm                  ~ Registration for Horseshoe Tournament
1:00pm                    ~ Horseshoe Tournament begins
1:00pm                    ~ Registration for Pet Show ~ Children’s Tent
1:30pm-1:45pm       ~ Pet Show begins
3:00pm                     ~ Entertainment ~  Paul Behnke ~ Children’s Tent

Sunday August 12, 2018
9:30 – 10:30am       ~ Registration for Beef Show
11:00am-3:00pm    ~ Exhibits open for viewing ~ Under Grandstand
11:00pm-1:00pm    ~ Horse Drawn Wagon Rides on Racetrack
11:00am-3:00pm    ~ Junior Firefit with the Hanover Fire Department
11:00am-1:00pm    ~ The Great Cookie Contest ~ taste & vote under the Grandstand
11:00am                  ~ Registration for 4H Invitational All-Breeds Dairy Show
11:00am                  ~ Judging of Beef Cattle ~ Barns south of racetrack
11:00am                  ~ Teddy Bear Picnic in the Children’s Tent
11:00am-3:30pm    ~ FREE Children’s Activities and Agricultural Education
12:30pm                  ~ Judging of 4H Dairy Show ~ South of racetrack
1:00 pm                   ~ Horse Pull ~ on Racetrack in front of Grandstand
1:00pm-3:00pm      ~ Meet and Greet with Spider Man and Moana
2:00pm                    ~ Winner of The Great Cookie Contest announced
2:00pm                    ~ 4H Supreme Showman
3:00pm                    ~ Exhibitors ~ Removal of Exhibits from Under Grandstand

~ Midway by Magical Carnival all weekend ~
Friday 5pm to 11pm   Saturday 11am to 11pm   Sunday 11am to 5pm


  • Michele Sharp

    hmm, not concert Saturday night? Not even a video dance party? wow!

    • hanoverff

      Hi Michele, We are having a FREE event Friday night… a licensed All Ages event at the Raceway featuring the Greg Williams Band (formerly Urban Rodeo) from 9-1. This wasn’t confirmed yet when the ‘tentative schedule’ was published. Greg Williams has competed on The Next Country Star, and will be performing at Havelock Country Jamboree on August 18. We are very excited to have him perform for us, and to be able to offer this special live entertainment event to our community. Hope you can join us!

  • Joseph

    When will you bring someone big in again like Paul brandt. I bought tickets for a classified concert last year due to low ticket scenarios is that the reason we don’t get them round here no more?

    • hanoverff

      Hi Joseph, Unfortunately our tickets sales over the years have been low and we have consistently lost money on these events. Paul Brandt was a great success, but it is increasingly harder to find performers who will appeal to a large audience and to get people out to our events. Greg Williams will put on a great show for us on August 11. We hope that you will be able to join us, and bring your friends!

  • John mcvittie

    We want attend the horse pull event on Sunday at 1pm
    Will It be rain or shine event.?

  • Krystal

    I heard there was a square dancing event, but I don’t see it mentioned?

    • hanoverff

      Hi Krystal,

      Yes we do have square dancing. It was finalized after the brochure and schedule went to print, but they will be there on Saturday between 1 and 2:30. Hope you can come!

  • Edward Buckle

    Will the midway be having a wrist band for the children or is it going to be paid tickets.

    • hanoverff

      Hi Edward, Yes the midway will have ‘pay on price’ bracelets on all three days, with Saturday being a double Pay One Price
      Day from – 11:00am to 5:00pm and 5:00pm to 11:00pm. The price per bracelet is $30.00 plus hst. There is no admission charge for all other events at the fair! Hope to see you there!

  • Sheri McCAFFERTY

    This is Magical Midways
    There’s a correction to the above post.
    There are wristbands everyday for
    $35.00 HST included. There is no double wristband for any day.
    The wristbands for Saturday will be sold until 9:00 pm good until closing.
    Sunday the wristbands will be sold until 3:30 good until closing.
    Thank you

    • hanoverff

      Thanks for clearing that up Sheri. Still time to take in the midway at the Hanover Fair! Saturday until 11pm, and Sunday 11 to 5.

  • A big thank you to you for the Cookie Contest – we were thrilled to take home the big prize and for the support you showed to local non-profit organizations!

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