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Kalamazoo County Parks and Expo Center

Kalamazoo County Youth Fair 4-H Participant Info

Kalamazoo County Youth Fair

We have been hard at work re-imagining the Kalamazoo County Youth Fair and we are excited to be planning an outstanding event that will  focus on highlighting the 4-H programs and youth education, while also providing agricultural education to children and families in our community. 4-H livestock and horse shows along with additional 4-H activities will take place starting Wednesday, August 10, with the 4-H livestock auction on Friday afternoon. The fair will culminate with a new family festival for the public on Saturday, August 13 that will offer fun entertainment and activities, plus hands-on demonstrations and educational activities for the community.  2022 is going to be a great Kalamazoo County Youth Fair & Family Festival!

Tentative Event Schedule:

4-H Livestock Arena Showing & Judging
(Classes not held in the arena will be so designated).

Monday August 1, 2022

4-H Carcass Beef, Sheep, Swine & Goat

Animals arrive at Pease Packing before 5:30pm
Live evaluation 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

4-H Carcass Beef, Sheep, Swine & Goat

10:00am at Pease Packing

Thursday, August 4, 2022

MANDATORY 4-H MEETING
A pre-Fair mandatory meeting
All members should report to the 4H Arena.

6:00pm

Friday, August 5, 2022

4-H Dairy (at Dairy Farm)

7:00pm

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Still Exhibit entry and judging (TBD Location)

9:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Market Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Poultry & Rabbits will be weighed in as listed in the Fair Book.

Horses haul in – vet check

12:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

4-H Horse Showmanship & English Performance (Horse Arenas)

9:00am

Poultry

8:00am

Rabbits (Rabbit Barn)

8:00am

Cavies and Critters (TBD location)

12:00pm

Rabbit Showmanship

1:00pm

Goats

3:00pm

Sheep

6:00pm

Thursday August 11, 2022

4-H Horse Western Performance and Trail (Horse Arenas)

9:00am

Swine

9:00am

Beef

2:00pm

Feeder Calves

4:00pm

Friday, August 12, 2022

4-H Horse Dressage and Jumping (Horse Arenas)

9:00am

Livestock Auction

1:00pm

Saturday, August 13, 2022

4-H Horse Versatility and Gymkhana (Horse Arenas)

9:00am

4-H Dog Show

9:30am

Master Showmanship

10:00am

Entries

4-H Fair Book – Please refer to the Fair Book for entry information

4-H Entries – Entries will begin on June 1, 2022 in Fair Entry. The entry deadline will be July 1, 2022. Check back soon for the link!

4-H Project Guidelines

Camping

Camping will be available on-site at the Expo Center & Fairgrounds for 4-H families. The Expo Center will begin taking campground reservations on May 1, 2022 and the deadline for camping reservations is July 31, 2022. Camping will be $120.00 for the week (8/8-8/14) plus a $5 reservation fee. Campers may arrive as early as Monday, August 8, 2022 with check-out on Sunday, August 14, 2022. See the Fair Book page 3 for additional camping information.