THE FAIR WILL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS BUT CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL NOT CONTRACT COVID 19 WHEN ATTENDING THE FAIR. IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE BY BEING INFORMED and FOLLOW SIGNAGE FOR MASK WEARING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
2020 Livestock Brochure
Market Animal Entry Time will be 6 to 9 on Wednesday, with the weigh in from 8 to 9
Animal Entries will be due the Monday the week before the fair (previously was Wednesday)
– Swine will be market swine only
– Livestock in my noon on Thursday, before the fair begins
– Market Livestock can come in on Wednesday from 6-9 pm. Weigh in at 8 p.m.
– Sheep, goat and camelid shows beginning at 4PM on Thursday
– Beef Show on Thursday beginning at
– Friday market hogs at 9AM
– Dairy show at 11 a.m.
– Auction: Friday at 5:30 p.m.
– Theme for 2020 Fair will be “To the fair and beyond”
*exact time may vary by up to an hour, check back nearer the fair.
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.
Link to online registration
Congratulations Pamela Hecht 2019 Exhibitor of the Year!!
Who will be the Exhibitor of the Year in 2020 (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 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.