Manistee Agricultural Society welcomes you to 2023 Manistee County Fair,
featuring youth open shows and auctions.
Check out all the chickens 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
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]
10am - 7pm | Entry Day for All Exhibits & Animals
10am - 7pm | Weigh-in/Pullorum Testing for All Animals
Youth Open Wristband Pickup
8:30am - 1pm | Open Class (Pavilion) & Youth Open Exhibits Judging [Merchant Building]
8am | Swine Judging
2pm | Sheep Judging
4pm | Cattle Judging
6pm | Goat Judging
8am | Rabbit Judging
1pm | Poultry/Bird Judging
5pm | Youth Exhibit Area: Youth Live Performance Event
5:30pm | Youth Open Large and Small Animal Auction
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
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th – EXIT DAY
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.