4-H Fair Information

Eastern Michigan State Fair Dates: July 25-29

Fair website https://www.easternmichiganstatefair.com/


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Skillathon Study Guide available now!


Other Fair Related Documents:

Fair Usage Form Writable PDF: Once you click on this link, click on the download arrow button and choose open as a PDF.  Please fill out this form and save a copy for your records and send a copy to graversa@msu.edu.  Do not contact the Fair office. 

Statement of Philosophy for Cooperation between Fair and MSU Extension


Ownership Information

Pen Sheets and Other Required Documents

Record Books


Feb. 1. Weigh-in is the first Saturday in February. Member also to be enrolled by Feb. 4.


















Market Goats May 1.  Tagging Day is the third Saturday in May for Rate of Gain. Member to be enrolled by May 31.


Dairy Goats, Breeding & Angora Goats  May 20.  Member to be enrolled by May 20.

Goat Record Book 

Goat Record Book Sprouts

Goat Record Market 






May 1. Member to be enrolled for local shows & State Horse show. May 31. If only showing at Eastern Michigan State Fair

Horse Record Book





Pocket Pet





May 1. (except meat pens, which must be owned within one week of hatching). Member also to be enrolled by May 1.






Meat Rabbits May 1. (All fryer meat pen must be owned by May 1 and all meat pen rabbits must be born at exhibitor's home.) Member to be enrolled by May 31. Roaster rabbits must be owned and tagged by June 27.


Rabbits - all other.  May 15  ownership deadline. Member to be enrolled by May 31.





Sheep/Market Lambs May 20.  Weigh-in the third Saturday in May. Market lamb member to be enrolled by May 20. Member with wool breed lambs to be enrolled by May 31.






Swine  May 5 Tagging  (First Friday or Saturday in May). Ownership and enrollment by May 1, except Clover Buds which is May 31. Record books have not changed for 2022 the instruction sheet has been updated! 

Cloverbud record book 2023

Record book 8 - 12, 2023

Record book 13 and older

Instructions 2023




All other projects May 31 is the deadline in order to show at fair. Otherwise members are encouraged to enroll by Jan. 30 to remain on the email list.