Dear Exhibitors,

We are glad that you will be entering your exhibits in the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair! You do not have to be a member of 4-H to submit your entries for judging. Good luck!

Again, this year we will accept ENTRY DAY REGISTRATION for STILL EXHIBITS (ONLY). These are exhibits that will be placed in the Exhibit Building. You also have the option of pre-registering your still exhibits.

If you have any questions about how to enter an exhibit, please contact: 4-H/FFA Youth Exhibits - Mecosta County, MSU Extension Office (231) 592-0795 Open Class Exhibits - (231) 629-8355, please leave a message before 5pm. A registration form is available in the fair book. PLEASE - only 1 exhibitor’s entries on a registration form. All Horse and Livestock exhibits and projects must be pre-registered by June 15th, 2018.

2018 Exhibitor Fair Entry Form for 4H/FFA, Open Adult, Open Youth, and Senior Citizen

Here are a few helpful hints to make it easier to enter your exhibits:

  1. Your exhibitor number will be the first initial of yourfirst name and last nam, and the last 3 digits of your social security number.
  2. Be sure to fill out all the information on the registration form
  3. Do not include exhibits for more than one person on an entry form.
  4. Some classes are determined by age.
  5. If all your exhibits do not fit on one page, staple two forms together.
  6. Double check your entry forms. Be sure you have used the current year’s fair book to find your classnumbers, sections and class descriptions.
  7. Print your information NEATLY and in ink. DO NOT USE A PENCIL
  8. DO NOT FAX YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS. DROP IT OFF, OR MAIL IT.
  9. Completed registration forms can be dropped off before last monday in June to: the Mecosta County MSU Extension Offic, located at 14485 Northland Drive, Big Rapids. Or, mail your entry form to: the Mecosta County Agricultural Fair Association, 540 West Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307.

Same day or Entry Day Registrations

  1. If you bring items for exhibit on the day of registration, you must bring a completed registration form with you, or fill one out that day to turn in to th registration booth before placement of your exhibit.
  2. Once you have registered your exhibit you will take your item(s) to the appropriate Department(s) to be checked in by the Department Superintendent.
  3. Keep your claim ticket(s).
  4. Same day - exhibit day registrations will be accepted at the Exhibit Building at the Mecosta County Fair Grounds between 9am and 2pm Saturday, July 7th• SAME DAY - ENTRY DAY REGISTRATION IS FOR EXHIBITS BEING PLACED IN THE EXHIBIT BUILDING ONLY!!!
  5. All exhibits must be on display for the duration of the fair. Any exhibits removed before, will forfeit all awards and premiums.
  6. Every care will be taken to protect the articles exhibits, but the Fair Association will not in any way hold itself responsible for accidents, loss or damage by fir, theft, or whatever the cause may be for the cause of damage or loss sustained.

4-H Age and Registration Guidelines

  1. Use your age as of January 1st of this year, for 4-H/FFA Youth only.
  2. 4-H/FFA Youth Classes - Youth MUST be a registered member in the Mecosta County 4-H/FFA Youth Development Program and a member in good standing. Youth must follow all rules and guidelines under the county and state 4-H program for their projects. Preregistered by project deadline.
  3. ALL LIVESTOCK AND HORSE ENTRIES AND REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED BY June 15, 2018!
  4. Clover Bud 4-H Members - 5 to 8 years old
  5. Little Buddy Project - Youth 6, 7 or 8 years old who are registered by Project Deadline
  6. Open Youth - Persons 5 years old to 18 years old. Age is determined as of January 1st.
  7. Open Class Adult - Anyone 19 years old and up
  8. Golden Years (seniors) - Anyone 60 years old and up
  9. Registration Deadline: Last Friday in June for All Livestock & Horse Exhibits

Return Entry Forms to Mecosta County MSU Extension or to the following:

Mecosta County Fair
540 West Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Mecosta County MSU Extension Phone: 231-592-0795

Open Class Exhibits - (231) 629-8355

Fair Website: www.mecostafreefair.com