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.

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2017 Registration Form ECF

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 9231) 347-1010.

Interested in entering? Download the entry form today and get started! It’s right here:

Registration Form ECF


Judge’s Choice Awards

Each year the entries awarded as “Judge’s Choice” receive special prizes. A list of those prizes is shown below in a page from Fair Time magazine.

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As referenced above, Ball Canning has specific guidelines for entrants to follow to be eligibility to win prizes:

Entrant Eligibility

  1. Eligible entries must be preserved in the same brand of jar and lid: Ball Classic, Heritage Collection, or Collection Elite Jar sealed with a Ball Classic, Heritage Collection, or Collection Elite Lid and Band, or Kerr Jar sealed with a Kerr Lid and Band.
  1. Entries in the soft spread category must be prepared using Ball Pectin: Classic, Low or No-Sugar, or Liquid.
  1. Entries must be labeled with the product name, date of preparation, processing method, and processing time.
  2. All preserved foods must be prepared within a one-year period prior to the judging date.


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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.