4-H Fair Information

Eastern Michigan State Fair Dates:


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


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 click on Submit by email.  It will be sent directly to the Fairgrounds.

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 Senior

Goat Record Book Cloverbud

Goat Record Book Junior






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





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. 

Cloverbud record book 2021

Record book 9 - 13, 2021

Record book 14 and older





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.