4-H Fair Information

2017 Montcalm County 4-H Fair Dates: June 26 - July 2, 2016! (All dates are subject to change as the Fair Board updates & finalizes information)

2017 Montcalm County 4-H Fair Theme -

“There’s no place like a county fair!”

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2017 Montcalm County 4-H Livestock Buyer Packet!

2017 Montcalm County 4-H Fairbook  (NEW - 5/2/2016)

The fairbook has had several changes made to it. Below you will find links that will allow you to only print the sections that you will need or you can print the whole book. Please make sure you are entering the correct section, division and class numbers on your forms, as a lot have changed since last year.

Montcalm County 4-H Fair Camping

The 2016 4-H Fair Camping sites are all sold out.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please send a request to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Parking pass can be purchased at this time for $15.00 for the week and UTV permits can be purchased for $40.00.  To purchase these passes/permits, go to the Montcalm County Fair website at: http://www.montcalmcountyfairgrounds.com/fair-week/parking-utv/ 

4-H Fair Carnival Ride Passes

Early Daily Ride Passes!

More information will be coming soon on these early passes!

2017 4-H Fair Carnival Ride Daily Pricing:

  • Tuesday, June 28: All rides $1.00 per ticket!
  • Wednesday, June 29: $18.00 per armband - all day.
  • Thursday, June 30: $18.00 per armband or $30.00 for two armbands - all day.
  • Friday, July 1: $12.00 per armband - all day.
  • Saturday, July 2: $18.00 per armband or $30.00 for two armbands - all day.

4-H Fair Project Registration Forms/4-H Animal Possession Dates

For your convenience, the deadlines have been included for each of the required registration forms. If a due date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the form will be accepted on the following Monday until 4 p.m.

If the forms are ready, you will see them listed below in RED. The registration forms listed below will be PDF writable and savable, this means that you can type into them from your computer and save them.  

DEADLINE DATE (subject to change)

ADDITIONAL 4-H CLUB FORMS (TO BE USED AS NEEDED)

 
 2015-2016 4-H Project Area Listing with Descriptions
 
 For 4-H Enrollment Forms, Participation Fee Forms and a List of 2015-2016 4-H Clubs, please see the 4-H Enrollment Page!

 2017 4-H FAIR REGISTRATION FORMS ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVISED, WE WILL POST THEM AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE!

JANUARY 2017

January 10, 2017

4-H Market Beef Cattle Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the Fair Office.
  • Market Beef Cattle MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by January 10, 2017.  
  • Market Beef Cattle MUST BE born on January 1, 2016 or after. 
 
  

APRIL 2017

 April 15, 2017

4-H Market Feeder Beef Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  • Market Feeder Beef MUST BE in exhibitor’s possession by:  April 15, 2017.
  • All calves must be born on December 1, 2016 or after.
  • Must be dehorned (no open wounds) and castrated by May 15, 2017 and weaned by June 1, 2017.

MAY 2017

May 2, 2017

before 4 p.m. at the

MSU Montcalm Extension office

4-H Club Still Exhibit Booth Request Fom DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.
  • All 4-H Clubs must turn in this form even if they do not want a booth at fair!
4-H Non-Market (Breeding) Cattle Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.
  • Non-Market Breeding Cattle MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 1, 2017.   
 
4-H Market Goat Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Market Goats MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 1, 2017.  
4-H Non-Market Goat Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Non-Market Goats MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 1, 2017.  
                                                 
4-H Horse Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.
  • Registration forms MUST HAVE negative coggins, colored picture (please attached the picture to a seperate full size sheet of paper) and manditory stall fee attached.  
  • Any registration form turned in with missing or incomplete information will not be accepted and the 4-H’er will not be able to show a horse project at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair.
 
4-H Market Sheep Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.
  • Market Sheep MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 1, 2017.  
  • Market Sheep MUST BE born on or after January 1, 2017.
4-H Non-Market Sheep Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  • Non-Market Sheep MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 1, 2017.  
4-H Market Swine Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Market Swine MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 1, 2017.
  • Market Swine: It is recommended that Market Swine be born ON or AFTER December 1, 2016.

May 16, 2017

before 4 p.m. at the

MSU Montcalm Extension office

4-H Non-Market (Breeding) Cavy Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Non-Market (Breeding) Cavy MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  April 1, 2017.  
4-H Dairy Cattle Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Dog Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Registration forms MUST HAVE CURRENT dog license, up to date shot record (including rabbies and DHLPPC) and colored picture for side shot showing the whole dog (please attach the picture to a seperate full size sheet of paper)
  • Any registration form turned in with missing or incomplete information will not be accepted and the 4-H’er will not be able to show a dog project at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair.
4-H Llama/Alpaca Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Market Poultry Registation Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Market Poultry MUST BE in exhibitor’s possession by:
    • Market Chickens on or after April 30, 2017 for the 8 week pen.
    • Market Chickens on or after April 2, 2017 for the 12 week pen.
  • Market Poultry MUST BE born after January 1, 2017.
4-H Non-Market Poultry Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Non-Market Poultry MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  May 15, 2017.  
4-H Market Rabbit Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Market Rabbits MUST BE in exhibitor’s possession by:  April 1, 2017.
  • All rabbits must have a permanent tattoo in the left ear before May 15, 2017.
4-H Non-Market (Breeding) Rabbit Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • Non-Market (Breeding) Rabbits MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  April 1, 2017.
  • All rabbits must have a permanent tattoo in the left ear before May 15, 2017. 
 

JUNE 2017

June 1, 2017

4-H CLUB Concession Stand and Ash Building Host Request Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.
  • ALL CLUBS are required to work a shift at both the Concession Stand and Ash Building!
  • This form will NOT be accepted from any club leaders prior to the Surviving the Fair meeting!
4-H Fair Project Early Release Request Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  • No Exhibts (still exhibits or animals) will be allowed to leave from the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds prior to the last Sunday of Fair, without this signed permission!
4-H Non-Market Feeder Beef Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Livestock Exhibitor Agreement Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  • THIS IS A NEW VERSION, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE OLD VERSION!  (Only 4-H Members completing a 4-H Market Animal project must complete this form.)
4-H CLUB Pen, Cage and Stall Request Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Small Animal/Pocket Pet Registration Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton.  NEW FORM APRIL 12, 2016!
  • All Small Animals/Pocket Pets MUST BE in the exhibitor’s possession by:  June 1, 2017.  
4-H Still Exhibit Clerks for Judges Request Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Still Exhibit Project Abscentee Judging Request Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Fair Trophy/Award Sponsorship Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  • Any amount may be donated!  
  • Donors are not limited by amount listed and all donations are tax-deductible!
4-H’er of the Year Nomination Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  • Applications will be sent to nominees as the MSU Montcalm Extension office receives nominations.
 
4-H Horse Record Books DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
4-H Member Dog Record Books DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
 

June 9, 2017

4-H’er of the Year Application DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
  

June 10, 2017

4-H Horse Substitution Request Form DUE!  Before 4 p.m. at the MSU Montcalm Extension office, Stanton. 
 

June 25, 2017

Still Exhibit Judging - 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Exhibitor Tags
   

June 26, 2017

Montcalm County 4-H Fair Livestock Weigh-in will only take place on Sunday only - 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. If individuals are not able to make it that day/time, they need to apply for special arrangements.
Carcass Swine Buyer Agreement & Animal Cut Up Sheet DUE!  Before 2 p.m. at weigh-in scales.
Carcass Lamb Buyer Agreement & Animal Cut Up Sheet DUE!  Before 2 p.m. at weigh-in scales.
6 p.m. Live Carcass Class Evaluation - Livestock Arena NEW TIME!
 
 
 

 2017 4-H FAIR ANIMAL PROJECT PEN CARDS

BEEF  Breeding Cattle Pen Card
 Non-Market Feeder Beef Pen Card
 Market Beef Pen Card
 Market Feeder Beef Pen Card
 
DAIRY  Dairy Pen Card
 
GOAT  Breeding Goat Pen Card
 Market Goat Pen Card
 
HORSE  Horse and Pony Pen Card
 
LLAMA & ALPACA  Llama and Alpaca Pen Card
 
POULTRY  Poultry Pen Card
 
RABBITS  Rabbits Pen Card
 
CAVY Cavy Pen Card
 
SHEEP  Breeding Sheep Pen Card
 Market Sheep Pen Card 
 
SWINE  Swine Pen Card

 

4-H Fair Rule Changes

2017 Market Chicken Pen Weight Changes

  • Market Chickens (Pens of 2 birds) - up to 12 weeks of age - minimum weight of 8 pounds up to a maximum weight of 11 pounds each.
  • Market Chickens (Pens of 3 birds) - up to 8 weeks of age - minimum weight of 6 pounds up to a maximum weight of 8 pounds each.
  • All the rest of the Market Poultry pens have not changed in age or weights from last year.

2017 Market Rabbit Pen Weight Changes

  • Market Rabbits - must weigh from 3.5 to 5.5 pounds each and not be over 70 days old.

2017 Market Swine Age Recommendation

  • It is recommended that Market Swine be born ON or AFTER Dec. 1 of the prior year of fair.

Livestock Weigh In

Weigh-in will now take place ONLY on SUNDAY, June 26, 2017, from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.  If you are unable to make that day/time, special arrangements will need to be made. A form for this will be made available closer to fair.

Montcalm County 4-H Fair Association Website

For more information, visit the Montcalm County Fairgrounds website.

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