Donkey Race

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Sponsor a Donkey Jockey

The Hancock County Fair is having a Donkey Race at this year’s county fair sponsored by Hancock Federal Credit Union with proceeds going to the Flag City Honor Flight.
August 30, 8 p.m. at the North Arena

There will be five heats with 10 donkeys in each heat needing a jockey to guide them across the finish line.  You can be a Donkey Jockey or Sponsor one simply by registering as a rider or sponsoring your favorite rider. There is a $10 entry fee for each rider and the rider raising the most money for the Flag City Honor Flight will get first pick from the donkeys.

The five heats that you and your rider can represent are:

  • Fair Departments
  • Schools (county & city)
  • Safety Personnel (fire, police, rescue, hospital and military)
  • Businesses
  • City & County Celebrities (mayor, city officials, county officials, state representatives)

You can sponsor your rider to represent your fair department, your local school, your business, or even your favorite safety person and maybe your city or county official.  Rider and sponsor announcements will take place at the beginning of each class.

The first and second place winners will qualify to be in the finals to see just who really is the best Donkey Rider.  All contestants in the final will be auctioned off to all spectators and participants with all the money going into a pot. The pot would be split with half going to the person that won the bid on the winning rider and the other half going to the Flag City Honor Flight charity.  In other words the bidder is taking a chance on the rider they think will win the race.  It would be everyone’s hope that the person with the highest bid would also give all or a portion of their winnings to the charity.

The rider that obtains the highest bid will also get first choice of the donkey they wish to ride.  We would hope that the auctioneering process would create friendly bidding among the five groups of contestants. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers along with photo opps being the grand finally.

Here is your chance to sponsor a rider to represent organization, party, business or group.
Complete rules and sign-up form can be found at
www. or
contact the Hancock County Agricultural Society office at
(419) 429-7344 and sign-up to be a 2017 Donkey Jockey!

Questions can be directed to Co-Program Director Tom Harmon at 567-525-1823 or