2018 Tentative Schedule of Events


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

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
6:30pm                        ~ Ambassador Competition
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 Service & Canadian Tire ~ Parking lot East of Grandstand
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 under the tent south of the racetrack
10:00pm-4:00pm     ~ FREE Children’s Activities and Agricultural Education in the Children’s Tent ~ Infield
11:00am-4:00pm     ~ Judging of Open Sheep Show begins at 11:00, 4H Sheep  Show to follow ~ Barns south of track
12:00pm                   ~ Entertainment ~ Paul Behnke ~ Children’s Tent
12:30pm                     ~ Judging of Brown Swiss 4H Show Begins, Open Show at 1:00pm  ~ barns south of track
1:00pm                        ~ Judging of Jersey Show ~ barns south of track
12:30pm                     ~ Registration for Horseshoe Tournament ~ Contact Rick Spielmacher 519-367-2941 ~ Horseshoe
pits south of racetrack
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
11:00am-3:00pm     ~ Junior Firefit with the Hanover Fire Department
11:00am-1:00pm     ~ The Great Cookie Contest ~ taste and vote under the Grandstand
11:00am                     ~ Registration for 4H Invitational All-Breeds Dairy Show ~ South of racetrack
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 in the Children’s Tent ~ infield
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       ~ Princess/Super Hero Meet and Greet ~ Children’s Tent
2:00pm                        ~ Winner of The Great Cookie Contest announced (following the Horse Pull)
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.?

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