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Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair

August 19th-25th, 2024

A highlight of summer in Northern Michigan is the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair. Held at the fairgrounds on Charlevoix Avenue, the fair is mix of carnival rides, food, exhibits, animals, music, entertainment, and 4-H auctions. Don’t miss it!

Here's the typical schedule of activities:

Saturday

  • 9-11am – 4-H Still Projects Arrive in Barn #2
  • 12-6pm – Open Class Registration (Non-perishables) in the Community Center
  • 12-6pm – 4-H Club Booth Set-Up in Barn #2
  • 6pm – Barn #2 & Community Center Close

Sunday

  • 7am-12pm – Livestock Animals Arrive
  • 9-11:30am – Pulloram Testing for All Poultry in Small Animal Barn #1
  • 9am-12pm – Small Animals Arrive
  • 12-6pm – All Horses & Exotics Arrive
  • 12-6pm – Open Class Registration in the Community Center
  • 12-6pm – 4-H Booth Set-Up
  • Approximately 1pm – MKT Livestock Meeting in the T-Barn
  • 2-6pm – MKT Record Books Checked In & Judged in Barn #2
  • 6pm – All Buildings & Barns Close

Monday

  • 9am-5pm – Open Class Judging in the Community Center (Building Closed)
  • 10am – 4-H Horse Showmanship in the Horse Arena
  • 4pm – 4-H Swine Shows in the T-Barn (1st- Cloverbud Show, 2nd- Animal Husbandry Show, 3rd- Open Class Show)
  • 6pm – 4-H Market Livestock Swine Show in the T-Barn
  • 7pm – 4-H Horse Jumping Show in the Horse Arena
  • 9pm – Community Center Closes

*Last Day for Mega Ride Arm Band Weekly Pass for $70

Tuesday

  • 9am – 4-H Poultry Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class, 4th- Market Livestock)
  • 10am-9pm – Community Center Hours
  • 10am – 4-H Waterfowl Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class, 4th- Market Livestock)
  • 10am – 4-H Horse Dressage Show in the Horse Arena
  • 5pm – 4-H Horse Speed Classes in the Horse Arena
  • 5pm – 4-H Goat Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class, 4th- Market Livestock)
  • 5:30pm – 4-H Lamb Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class)
  • 6pm – 4-H Market Livestock Lamb Show in the T-Barn
  • 6pm – Cornhole Tournaments at the Grandstands
  • 9pm – Community Center Closes

*$20 Ride Arm Band

Wednesday

  • 9am – 4-H Rabbit Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class, 4th- Market Livestock)
  • 10am – 4-H Pocket Pet Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class)
  • 10am – 4-H Horse Bareback Show in the Horse Arena
  • 11am – 4-H Horse Trail Show in the Horse Arena
  • Following Trail Show – 4-H Exotic Animal Show & Obstacle Course in the Horse Arena
  • 3pm – 4-H Beef & Dairy Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class)
  • 4pm – 4-H Market Livestock Dairy Feeder and Jr. Beef Show in the T-Barn
  • 6pm – 4-H Market Livestock Large Beef Show in the T-Barn
  • 7pm – Country Concerts in the Grandstands (7pm- Nate Smith, 8:30pm- Dylan Scott)
  • 9pm – Community Center Closes

*$20 Ride Arm Band

Thursday

  • 10am-9pm – Community Center Hours
  • 10am – 4-H Horse English Show in the Horse Arena
  • 3-6pm – 46th Annual 4-H Market Livestock Auction in the T-Barn
  • Following the Auction – All Market Livestock Members Meet in the T-Barn
  • 7pm – Monster Truck Showdown in the Grandstands

*$20 Ride Arm Band

Friday

  • 10am – 4-H Horse Western Show in the Horse Arena
  • 3pm – 4-H Horse Reigning & Patterns Show in the Horse Arena
  • 11am – 4-H trail and bareback shows
  • 3pm – Market Livestock Auction
  • 5pm – Monster Truck Showdown
  • 7pm – Monster Truck Showdown in the Grandstands

*$25 Ride Arm Band, All Rides $1 from 1-6pm

Saturday

  • 10am – 4-H Exotic Animal Shows in Barn #1 (1st- Cloverbud, 2nd- Animal Husbandry, 3rd- Open Class)
  • 11am – 4-H Horse Games & Costumes Class Show in the Horse Arena
  • 5pm – Auto Cross Racing in the Grandstands

*$25 Ride Arm Band

Sunday

  • 10am-9pm – Community Center Open to Public
  • 7pm – Auto Cross Racing

*$18 Ride Arm Band from 1-6pm

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair

For more information on the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair, please contact the event organizer:

Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair

P.O. Box 496, Petoskey, MI, 49770

(231) 347-1010

emmetchxfair.org

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