Tuscola County Fair
2018 Tuscola County Fair
July 22 - July 28, 2018
Thirty-three years after the nation’s first state fair was held in Detroit, the Tuscola County Fair was organized on March 11, 1882, initially as the Caro District Agricultural Society. On Sept. 19-22, 1882, the fair hosted its first agricultural, industrial and recreational exhibition. Always a primary agricultural attraction, the county fair has displayed new farming equipment and methods, animals, produce and handicrafts on its current site.
Over the years, many volunteer hours have been dedicated to preserving an American heritage, “the county fair.”
The fair association owes many thanks to these volunteers as well as thanks to many civic organizations, local businesses and governmental agencies.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Tuscola County Fair Association may contact any member of the Board of Directors for information. Our county fair has stood strong for more than 125 years, and together we can continue this long-standing tradition.
2017 Tuscola County Fair Book
Fair Information & Forms
Below is a list of some information and forms that may be useful.
In 2015, the Tuscola County Livestock Committees, for both large and small animals, joined together and revised the structure of our required project record books for market animal projects that will be exhibited and sold at the Tuscola County Fair. The record books listed below will be used for the following market animal projects:
Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Feeder Beef, Poultry and Rabbit
Because the same record book template is used for all of the above listed species, the books have been linked to the age of the 4-H member exhibiting the animal project.
If you have questions, please contact your club leader or Heather Middleton, Tuscola County’s 4-H program coordinator.
- Beginner Market Record Book – Ages 9 & 10
- Intermediate Market Record Book - Ages 11 to 14
- Advanced Market Record Book – Ages 15 to 19
- Large Livestock Educational Requirement Information Document
- Tuscola County 4-H/FFA large Livestock Handbook
- Horse and Pony Record Book
- Dog Record Book
- Dog Agility Manual
- Horticulture and Floriculture Record Sheet
- Personal Record Book
- Master Entry Form
- Large Livestock Cleanliness Policy
- Small Livestock Cleanliness Policy
- Beef Project Handbook
- Goat Entry Form
- Poultry Entry Form
- Rabbit Entry Form
- Horse Fair Designation/Entry Form
- Horse Qualifying Designation Form
- Horse Qualifying Rules and Regulations
- Junior Leadership
- Dairy Barn Help Sheet
- Important Fair Information
- Check List for Fair Entries
- Check List for Large Livestock Entries
- Animal Project Exhibitors
- Auction Brochure
- Auction Buyer Invite Letter
- Auction Flyer
- Auction Sale Order
- Purpose of 4-H
- Important Thing Are Not Ribbons
- Showing Character
- Who is Responsible
- Cavy Fitting and Showing
- Dog Agility Guidelines
- Dog Junior Showmanship
- Eggs - Selecting for Show
- Garden Exhibit Suggestions
- Horse Project Guidelines
- Mammal and Wildlife Guidelines
- Nature Scavenger Hunt Form
- Poultry Fitting and Showing
- Rabbit Fitting and Showing
- Rabbit Tracks - Water
- Rabbit Tracks - Summer Rabbit Care
- Rock Collecting Guide
- Rocketry Project Guide
- Science Project Guide
- Swine Project Guide
- Aquaculture Study Sheet
- Bird Study Sheet
- Cat Study Sheet
- Endangered Species Study Sheet
- Fish Study Sheet
- Game Bird, Small Game, Pond Fish and Deer Study Sheet
- Mammal Study Sheet
- Plant Study Sheet
- Pocket Pet Study Sheet
- Rock and Mineral Study Sheet
- Tree Study Sheet
- Wildflower Study Sheet
Tagging Dates for 2018 projects
All 4-H market large livestock to be exhibited in the Tuscola County Fair must be tagged on the dates established by the appropriate superintendent and approved by the Large Livestock Committee. 4-H enrollment must be completed prior to tagging. Please make appropriate arrangements to have your animals at the designated tagging.
- Beef - March 3 from 10 - 11 a.m. at UPI in Cass City - if opting out of Weigh-in / Rate of Gain - required identification pictures are due to MSUE office by Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
- Swine - May 18 - submit picture and tag documentation sheet to MSU Extension Office
- Feeders - May 18 - submit Feeder project RFID Identification picture and tag documentation sheet to MSU Extension Office.
- Sheep - TBD please check back
Please contact the appropriate superintendent for questions:
- Beef - Lonnie Stark (989) 683-2573
- Swine - Carla Schultz - (989) 553-2295
- Sheep - Jeremy Glaspie (517) 262-8601
Electronic Livestock ID Tags
All livestock in Michigan require a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag effective March 1, 2007. A website has been developed to provide information about the RFID requirements in Michigan. Please visit www.michigananimalid.com for information about how to obtain a premises ID, where to order tags, details about the requirements for use of the tags, how to manage the application of the ear tags, RFID requirements for youth who will exhibit animals at shows and fairs, etc.
NorthStar Cooperative is now selling official RFID eartags. More information about ordering tags through NorthStar Cooperative can be obtained at http://www.northstarcooperative.com/. Producers may continue to order RFID tags through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development toll free at (866) 870-5136.
Please feel free to contact MSU Extension at (989) 672-3870 with any questions.