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Aug. 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022

269 Days 2 Hours 5 Mins


The following information has not been updated for 2022. Please check back in the spring and summer for updates. If you’d like to receive State Fair news, sign up for our email list.

A wide variety of horses can be found most days throughout the fair, and it’s your opportunity to learn about these majestic creatures up-close.

Find horses in the Horse Barn, but be aware of early closing times and closures on certain days!

2021 Horse Barn Hours

  • Thursday, Aug. 26: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*
  • Friday, Aug. 27: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
  • Saturday, Aug. 28: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
  • Sunday, Aug. 29: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
  • Monday, Aug. 30: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31: Closed
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Note: Fewer horses will be in the barn this day due to horse arrival and departure.
  • Thursday, Sept. 2: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 4: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time for livestock departure.

* To ensure the safety of fair guests, horses and exhibitors, the Horse Barn will close on select days during competition preparation but may reopen after competition concludes.  Venture across the street to the Warner Coliseum to check out the majestic draft horses.

The Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum features many horse shows during the fair, including cutting horse competitions, driving classes, speed events, drill and square dance teams, draft horses and much more.

Learn more about horses through the educational Aisle of Breeds program in the Horse Barn.

Be sure to check out the daily schedule for exact hours of where and when to find horses during the fair, including judging and shows. Daily schedules can also be picked up from any information booth during the fair.

Some breeds you might see:

  • Peruvian
  • Norwegian Fjord
  • Paso Fino
  • Cleveland Bay
  • Pintabian
  • Pinto
  • Appaloosa
  • Percheron
  • Quarter Horse
  • American Bashkir Curly
  • Clydesdale
  • Paint
  • Rocky Mountain Saddlehorse
  • Standardbred

and more!