"The Best Family Fair In Michigan"
"The Best Family Fair In Michigan"
2022 Fair July 18-23
Update 6/9/22: At this time, there have been no new cases of HPAI since May 11. This means the stop could be lifted as of June 11, 2022. However, if the stop is lifted and a new detection of the disease is discovered in domestic poultry, the stop may be reinstated. MDARD will evaluate the details and circumstances of each new case to determine if the stop should be reinstated. Over the last two weeks, the number of cases in the U.S. have diminished significantly with only about six cases per week. This is in contrast to an average of 29 cases per week for a six-week period prior to the last two weeks. Overall, it is hoped poultry exhibitions will be able to take place this year at our fair.
MARKET BIRDS EXHIBITED AT FAIR (PLAN A): Market birds will be exhibited at the fair, judged at the fair, Grand & Reserve birds chosen and sold on the live auction. All A-rated birds not chosen for Grand or Reserve Champion will be sold by silent auction. Birds will be removed from the fair to the processor and returned for pick up by the poultry buyers.
MARKET BIRDS NOT EXHIBITED AT FAIR (PLAN B): Provided that MDARD and/or Fair Board determines poultry cannot be exhibited at the fair, this will be announced via the Fair’s website (www.stclaircounty4hfair.org) and Facebook page (St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair). The market poultry birds will be collected at a designated site (likely Goodells County Park) by the processor prior to the beginning of the fair (likely the Thursday prior to fair). With enough notice from MDARD/Fair Board, birds will be judged on their carcasses at the processor to determine the Grand & Reserve Champion birds of each market class which will be sold on the live auction. All A-rated birds/carcasses will be sold by silent auction with the birds returned for pick up by the poultry buyers. Consult website and/or Facebook page for specific dates and times.
NEW FOR 2022
SWINE EXHIBITORS: Here is a list of vendors that sell tags if you are needing the MDARD/USDA tags. It is reported there is a multi-week backlog on orders, so do not wait to order tags if you need them. You must get a premise ID number in order to complete your order. Tag Vendors
SATURDAY, JULY 23 - FREE ADMISSION FROM 7:00 p.m. until close (Approx. 10 p.m.)
Livestock (Dairy, Beef, Veal, Swine, Sheep, Walking Fleece, Goats, Llamas/Alpacas) will be released on Saturday, July 23rd at 8 p.m. Exhibitors are required to assist with fair clean up on Sunday, July 24th at 8 a.m.
Still Exhibits will be released on Saturday, July 23rd at 7-8 p.m. or Sunday, July 24th from 8:00-9 a.m. Any exhibits not picked up during this time will be packed and taken to the Fair Office for pick up at a later date to be determined. Fair is not responsible for condition of exhibits during transportation to the Fair Office.
Shooting Sports Exhibitors: IF the State Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, the fair will make accommodations to allow exhibitors to participate in the fair and State Shoot to the fullest extent possible.
Swine weights will be 230-300 lbs. for 2022
Livestock Auction: In order to limit the length of the live auction, the number of livestock species on the live auction will be limited for market lambs to 50 and market swine to 120. The balance of the market sheep and swine will be sold on the silent auction. All overweight swine will be sold on the silent auction.
Underweight swine and underweight sheep will not be transported to a processor from the fair. Underweight swine and sheep will be transported to Croswell Livestock Auction or Marlette Livestock Auction, or the exhibitor may take them home.
Natural Resources is now called Environmental & Outdoor Education. The guidelines have not changed, just the name of the project area.
We are currently looking for the following superintendents: Horse Superintendent and Assistant Goat Superintendent. If you are interested in a superintendent role, please fill out this application. Superintendent Application.