Changes for 2021 approved to date:
- Swine will be market swine only
- Non-market Livestock in by noon on Thursday, before the fair begins
- MARKET Livestock check in Wednesday from 6-9. Weigh in will be from 8 to 9.
*exact time may vary by up to an hour, check back nearer the fair.
- Beef Market Steers at 2 p.m. Thursday
- Beef youth show beginning with showmanship & open show
- Sheep, goat & camelid shows beginning at 4PM on Thursday
- Friday market hogs at 9AM
- Dairy show at 11 a.m. Friday
- Auction: Friday at 5:30 p.m.
- Theme for 2021 Fair will be “To the Fair and Beyond”
LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS including, CATTLE, SHEEP, GOAT, HOG, ALPACAS, LLAMAS, HORSE, POULTRY and RABBIT have a mandatory $7 youth, $10 adult entry fee due with registration, which entitles the exhibitor to a special livestock exhibitor 4 day admission wrist band. These are only available from the fair office upon registering, and only to the person registering livestock. Arrangements will be made to get them to you if you register on-line or mail in your registration, upon receipt of payment.
Who will be the Exhibitor of the Year in 2021 (for still exhibits)?
Rules: The exhibitor with the most blue ribbons received in four or more categories (Culinary Arts, Needlework, Fine Arts, Folk Arts, Photography, Agriculture, Floriculture or Horticulture) will receive the award. No one can receive the award more than two years in a row. The Winner gets a silver plate and $50.
The Agnes Ahola Memorial Award NEW THIS YEAR!
The deadline to pre-register junior market livestock for
BEEF STEERS is February 15th. Market Steer Showmanship Guide
MARKET HOGS is May 15 Market Swine Showmanship Guide
MARKET LAMBS is June 1st Market Lamb Showmanship Guide
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Livestock Rules for Exhibitions
Exhibitors: It is your responsibility to know the rules before bringing animals to the fair.