Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair Book

The annual Fair Book is the guide for those participating in any Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair activities. The book includes registration information on a variety of fair-related topics, from how to submit entries in the Community Building contests to animal entries and the complete fair schedule of events.





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 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 the 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

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 2021 FAIR BOOK page 33 for King Arthur Flour rules and entry form.


4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering more than six million young people in the United States.

In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H’s life-changing programs are research-backed and available through 4-H clubs, camps, afterschool and school enrichment programs in every county in the United States.

4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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

Local 4-H youth are important to the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair! Each year these young people raise and nurture animals and learn important life lessons as they care for them. Then, they 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.