Kalamazoo County Parks and Expo Center

Kalamazoo County Youth Fair

Kalamazoo County Youth Fair

Due to the impact of COVID-19 the traditional Kalamazoo County Youth Fair will NOT be held in 2021.

Events being held are only for 4-H Participants and their guests with the exception of the 4-H Livestock Auction (see details below).

4-H Livestock Auction – Thursday, August 12 @ 1pm – Open to the Public!

The Kalamazoo County 4-H Youth Fair will be holding the annual livestock auction! Even though there won't be a traditional fair in 2021 - this is a great opportunity to support 4-H youth as they sell their animals as part of their experience raising livestock. The auction will be in-person this year and is open to the general public.

Small animals (poultry, rabbits, and goats) begin at 1pm 
Large animals (lambs, beef, dairy beef, feeder calves, and swine) at approx. 2pm.

Buyers can pre-register by contacting the 4-H Office at 269-383-8830 or email Veronica Bolhuis at bolhuisv@msu.edu. Buyers can also register on-site!

Thanks to our Grand-Champion sponsor Zoetis!


Be a Sponsor or Donor - Support the Kalamazoo County Youth Fair!

Fairs bring communities together, crossing cultural, demographic, and ethnic lines to provide affordable family entertainment, education, and enrichment. The fair is a link to the county's agricultural roots and serves as a reminder that Southwest Michigan farmers help feed the world and fuel our economy.

For information about our sponsorship opportunities please call 269-383-8778.

Be a Friend of Fair Donor – Support the Kalamazoo County Youth Fair Premium Fund! 

All of the donations to the Friend of Fair Program go directly towards the premiums for the youth exhibitors at fair. Click here for a donation form.


The Fair needs your help. We have lots of volunteer opportunities available including Fair Ambassador, Campground Hosts, and General Volunteers. If you have a few hours or even the whole week available please contact us about getting involved. You must be 18 years old to volunteer on your own or at least 10 years old with an adult. Fill out the Volunteer Application or for more information call 269-383-8778.

For more information about the Kalamazoo County Youth Fair, please call 269-383-8778 or email