Welcome the 2024
Shiawassee County Fair!

Thank you for all the support from our community, exhibitors and volunteers.
We are thankful for you.

Check out our Schedule of Events at local shops, stores and restaurants. All of our activities, entertainment and show schedules are listed in this wonderful handy booklet.

Tickets for Gates and Grandstand are available for PrePurchase at the fair office. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 9 am -5 pm. Also available are our MEGA BAND Ride passes. These are on sale for discounted price of $80 for unlimited rides all week. Regular Price on Tuesday will be $90 through Skerbeck Family Carnival They do go off sale on August 4th at the beginning of fair. You can also purchase online through Skerbeck by clicking HERE.

2024 Gate Admission is:

Sunday Opening of Fair Aug 4 ALL admission is $4
Opening Day ONLY Veterans are free with Proof of Service

Monday thru Saturday
Adults $6
Children $4
Children under 5 are free
Senior Admission  $4

2024 Grandstand Admission

Sunday Aug 4 thru Thursday Aug 8 Adults $10 Children 6 and up $5
Friday Aug 9 and Saturday Aug 10
Adults $15
Children 6 and up $10 

Happy Spring!



The large and small animal sale will once again be a hybrid sale. As in the past four years, we require a photograph of your market project to display in the online auction catalogue and for the sale. The following guidelines are to be utilized when taking/submitting your project photograph:

1. Must be received by FRIDAY JULY 12 AT 5 P.M. If a project photograph is not received by the deadline, there will be no photograph in the online sale catalogue. Once the photograph is received, a confirmation response will be sent.

2. Submit photograph only in a jpg format to [email protected].

3. Exhibitors must be wearing show apparel as outlined in the Exhibitor Guidebook. Inappropriate apparel (shorts, tank tops, etc.) in the photograph automatically excludes the photograph.

4. Utilize solid background to complement your project (i.e., if white animal/project, don’t use a white background)

5. Set up your project as if in a show situation. Thank about what view will showcase your project the best.

6. Include exhibitor name, club/chapter, tag# (when appropriate) on your picture and in the subject line.

7. NEW THIS YEAR - Pictures MUST be labelled for gender (swine – barrow or gilt; Sheep – ewe or wether; Goat – doe or wether; turkey – hen or tom)

This is a marketing opportunity for your livestock market project. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. DO NOT SENT TO THE FAIR OFFICE EMAIL AND DO NOT SUBMIT THROUGH FACEBOOK PLEASE USE THE EMAIL LISTED ABOVE.


After much deliberation and consultation with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) State Veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland and our local dairy farmers, dairy animals, regardless of age or lactating status, will not be exhibited at the 2024 Shiawassee County Fair due to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) virus infection. This decision is out of an abundance of caution and for the safety and well-being of our county’s dairy herds. The dairy exhibitors will create educational exhibits in the dairy barn to share information regarding the dairy industry with the public. Several activities for the dairy exhibitors to participate in throughout the week in place of the dairy shows are being coordinated. The public is encouraged to visit the dairy barn, meet the youth exhibitors, and have fun learning about the dairy industry. 

ALL exhibitors are encouraged to download the ShoWorks Passport.
Here you will be able to track your entries, receive updates on placings and once you are registered you may use this login year to year with entries by simply selecting log in with passport option when entries begin. Much more to come in the future with ShoWorks Passport for our exhibitors. User friendly and very helpful on show days to have your classes at your finger tips! Download ShoWorks Passport here.

2023 Fair Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to  our photo contest winners from 2023, placings and photo credits are as follows:
1st place - Kenny Nichols - Sheer the Sheep
2nd place – Casey Hulbert - Chicken Disguise
3rd place – Kaitlyn Riley - A Delicious Sweet Treat
4th Place – Megan McMahon - Western Days
5th place – Sarah Payton - A Girl and a Tractor
6th place – Samantha Robinson - Boys Being Boys

Photo contest Honorable Mentions:
Punky Prestonise - Tractor Parade,  Tracy Birchmeier - For the love of the cow,  Stephanie Kruger - Ride Adventures,  Karrie Arnett - Pedal Pullin Family,  Trent Heineken - Flowers on Exhibit,  Susan Reich - Buckets of Fun,  Ed Stout - Puppy Love,  Danielle Lockwood - Project Love,  Kaitlyn Riley - Prospect Fun,  Jane Cox - Art of the Dog,  Karon Long - Unspoken Bond,  Allison Dix - Free Bird 

We love that our community takes pictures and submits them for us to show them to the world their  wonderful view of exhibiting and attending the Shiawassee County Fair!

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