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Manistee Agricultural Society welcomes you to 2023 Manistee County Fair,
featuring youth open shows and auctions.
Check out all the c
hickens and turkeys, beautiful horses, snugly rabbits,
comical goats & sheep, lazy pigs and more.

Click here to read our letter to the 4-H Members & Families.

Check out the Livestock schedule below.

 Manistee County Fair
2023 kLivestock Schedule   


August 13th

Pen and Stall set up and Decoration – Youth Open Wristband Pick up

5pm - 7pm | Fair Office open for entry tags pick up for all items exhibited in Pavilion

                           [Can also pick up Monday from 10am - 7pm]


August 14th

10am - 7pm | Entry Day for All Exhibits & Animals


 10am - 7pm | Weigh-in/Pullorum Testing for All Animals


Youth Open Wristband Pickup


August 15th

8:30am - 1pm | Open Class (Pavilion) & Youth Open Exhibits Judging [Merchant Building]

8am | Swine Judging 

2pm | Sheep Judging

4pm | Cattle Judging                         

6pm | Goat Judging


August 16th

8am | Rabbit Judging 

1pm | Poultry/Bird Judging

5pm | Youth Exhibit Area: Youth Live Performance Event                        


August 17th

5:30pm | Youth Open Large and Small Animal Auction


August 18th

10am | Large Animal Barn: Photo Opportunity Day - Show Barn

All Best of Show (Open and Youth Open Classes in Exhibit Building), Grand and Reserve, and 1st Place Winners (Animal Classes only) in Open and Youth Open Classes.  

Photos taken by Manistee News Advocate.  Families and cameras are welcome, too!  

11:30am | Youth Open Showmanship Sweepstakes Event

6pm | Youth Open Companion Animal Interviews - Companion Animal Station in Merchant Building


8am –12p | Exit Day for all Animals and Exhibits – See Specific Exit Times Below

Until 9am | Animal gates will only be accessible to Livestock Processors and those picking up horses

8am - 9 am | Exit of all non-Market Livestock, pens to be cleaned by 10am

7am - 9am | Exit of all Horses, Horse stalls must be cleaned and empty by 10AM 

8am – 12pm:  Exit of all entries in Pavilion and Merchant Building – Open Class and Youth Open

The Pavilion and Merchant Building will be closed at noon.


All unclaimed entries will be disposed of.

FAIR PREMIUM CHECKS WILL BE MAILED - We will need an address and forms filled out completely.

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