4-H Fair Information

Eastern Michigan State Fair Dates:

2017: July 25-29

2018: July 24-28

2019: July 23-27

Fair Schedule

Fair Registration Instructions

Animal Ownership Dates

Eastern Michigan State Fair Site

Fair Book

Livestock Auction Infomation

Indoor Project Infomation

Other Fair Related Documents:

Show Ring Ethics

Jr. Fair Board Application

Fair Usage Form: Please fill out this form if your club is interested in using the fairgrounds and return it to the Lapeer County MSU Extension Office located at 1800 Imlay City Rd., Suite 1, Lapeer, MI, 48446

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 1st Saturday in February. Member also to be enrolled by Feb. 1.



Beef - Feeder

Beef - Market

Beef - Clover Bud





Cavy Record Book




Dairy Record Book




Dog Record Book (Cloverbud)

Dog Record Book (9 - 11)

Dog Record Book (12 - 19)



Market Goats May 1.  Tagging Day is 3rd Saturday in May for Rate of Gain. Member to be enrolled by May 31.


Dairy Goats, Breeding & Angora Goats  May 31.  Member to be enrolled by May 31.



Goat Record Book Jr. Sr.

Goat Record Book Clover Bud

Angora Goat 

Dairy Goat Record Book Jr., Intermediate, Senior

Pygmy Goat Record Book

Meat Goat



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



Horse - Clover Bud

Horse (9 - 19)


Pocket Pet






May 1. (except meat pens, which should be appropriate market age for species). Member also to be enrolled by May 1.


Poultry Pen Sheet


Market Eggs

Cloverbud Poultry

Poultry (9 - 19)



Meat Rabbits May 1. (All meat pen does 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.


Rabbits – all other May 15. Ownership deadline. Member to be enrolled by May 31.





Sheep/Market Lambs May 15.  Weigh-in 3rd Saturday in May. Market lamb member to be enrolled by May 15. Member with wool breed lambs to be enrolled by May 31.



Sheep - Cloverbud

Sheep 9 - 11 

Sheep 12 and older

Instructions for Sheep Record Books 2016



Swine  May 1.  Weigh-in 1st Friday or Saturday in May. Member to be enrolled by May 1, except Clover Buds which is May 31.



Swine Cloverbud

Swine 9 - 11

Swine 12 and older

Instructions for Swine Record Books


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