Fair Livestock Schedule

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2023 Fair Livestock Schedule

2023 FAIR LIVESTOCK SCHEDULE

Eastern Michigan State Fair office: 810-724-4145

Saturday, July 14, Pre-Fair

  • Dog Rally, and Agility – 10 am – Croswell Fairgrounds

Friday, July 21

  • Dog Obedience & Showmanship - 4PM EMSF Fairgrounds

Saturday, July 22

  • Skills Exhibit Check-in - 10 am – 1 pm

Sunday, July 23

  • Horses arrive – 3 - 6 pm
  • Livestock Check-in:
  •     Swine, 7 - 9 am
  •     Poultry, 9 am – 12 pm
  •     Rabbits, 12 – 4 pm
  •     Sheep, 12 - 5 pm
  •     Beef, 3 – 5 pm Weigh in during this time
  •     Goats, 1 – 3 pm
  •     Market Goats Weigh In - 5 pm after Beef
  •     All Species Skillathon – 2 - 5:30 pm
  •     Ice Cream Social – 2 - 5:30 pm
  • All Species Skillathon – 2 - 5:30 pm
  • Ice Cream Social – 2 - 5:30 pm

Monday, July 24

  • Swine Weigh-in – 7 – 9 am
  • Sheep Arrive – 8 am - 12 pm
  • Poultry Judging - 9 am
  • Rabbit Show – 10 am
  • Rabbit Costume Contest - 10 am
  • Market Sheep – Weigh In 12:30-1 pm
  • Dairy Cattle arrive – 6:30 pm
  • Beef Sprouts Fun Night 6 pm

Tuesday, July 25

  • Swine Show - 8:30 am
  • Sheep Show - 4 pm
  • Horse – Jr. & Sr. Pleasure Show - 3 pm

Wednesday through Friday

    Poultry Expo Contest - 10 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, July 26

  • Dairy Cattle Show – 8:30 am
  • Goat Show – 10 am
  • Beef Show – 1 pm - Walker Barn
  • Horse – Jr & Sr. Pleasure Show - 3 pm

Thursday, July 27

  • Market Livestock Luncheon – 12 – 1:30 pm
  • Market Livestock Sale - 1 pm

Friday, July 28

  • Livestock Judging Contest - 9:30 am – registration - 9 am
  • Horse – Jr & Sr. Speed Show – 1 pm
  • Sheep Team Fitting & Showing - 3 pm
  • Sweepstakes Showmanship Practice - 5 pm

Saturday, July 29

  • Rabbit Skillathon Contest – 10 am – 12 pm & Rabbit Fur Judging Contest – 10 am – 12 pm
  • Sweepstakes Showmanship Contest - 6:00 pm
  • Announcement of college scholarship winners, best record books for all livestock and sweepstakes winners, approximately - 7:30 pm, immediately following Sweepstakes

Sunday, July 31

  • Release times: Market animals - 6 am – 12 pm
  • Beef breeding stock, feeders, and dairy animals - 6 am
  • Poultry, Rabbits – 8 – 10 am
  • All other animals including horses - 8 am - 12 pm
  • Indoor projects - 9 - 11 am