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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

60 Days 9 Hours 41 Mins


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. Want more information about upcoming horse competitions at the State Fair? Visit our Horse Exhibitors page.

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

2024 Horse Barn Hours

  • Thursday, Aug. 22: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*
  • Friday, Aug. 23: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
  • Saturday, Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
  • Sunday, Aug. 25: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
  • Monday, Aug. 26: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: Closed
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Note: Fewer horses will be in the barn this day due to horse arrival and departure.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 1: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 2: 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.

Stop by the award-winning EquiMania!TM exhibit to learn about horse care, horse behavior, careers and more.

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!