Fair Book

The annual Fair Book is the guide for those participating in any Fair activities. It includes registration information on how to submit entries in the Community Building contests to animal entries and the complete Fair schedule of events. Download the Fair Book by clicking on the cover below.


2018 Fair Registration Form

Local Emmet County 4-H website

National 4-H Website

Community Building Open & Youth Exhibit Entry Details

community buildingTake time during Fair Week to explore the hundreds of exhibits in the Community Building! The building is open every day beginning Tuesday of Fair week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to display their talents during the Fair Week! Whether it’s photography, antiques, knitting, sewing, quilting, crocheting, baking or flower arranging, we have a spot for you inside the Community Building. There is no entry fee for your items and premiums are paid for first, second and third places.  Bring items to the Community Building on dates announced in Fair Time magazine. For more information, call the Fair office at 231.347.1010.

Interested in entering? Download the entry form today and get started!

Judge’s Choice Awards

Learn more about how to enter your projects in the Community Building on page 4 of the Fairtime Magazine.

The Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair is once again adding the top “Judge’s Choice” award for those who enter items for display and judging in the Community Building. A judge will determine the overall winner in each category.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to make these awards possible:
Coats & Clark, Red Starr Yeast, King Arthur Flour, Wilton and Tractor Supply of Petoskey.

The categories for the awards are: Domestic Art/Sewing, Fancy Work, Quilting, Photography, Arts and Crafts, Food Preparation, Farm and Garden, Canning, Flowers, Antiques, and Baking.

Refer to 2018 FAIR BOOK page 33 for King Arthur Flour rules and entry form.


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4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S.

In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H life changing programs are research-backed & available through 4-H clubs, camps, afterschool & school enrichment programs in every county & parish in the U.S.

4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System & USDA.

The Emmet County 4H program is run through the Emmet County Michigan State University Extension. For more information about how to become involved in 4H locally, call (231) 348-1770.

Local 4H youth are important to our Fair! Each year these young people raise and nurture animals and learn important life lessons as they care for them and put them up for auction, often raising funds for college from generous local buyers.

Throughout the week of the Fair, various 4-H shows take place, such as animal shows, livestock auctions and displays throughout the barns and community buildings. Click here for the complete Fair schedule which includes all of the 4-H activities.