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Goat Exhibitors Information

Entry Deadline is June 1st

All goats are required to have a scrapie tag listed on their entry form and in their ear by fair time.  Call 517-337-4705 to order your scrapie tag.  Call early so tags arrive on time!  If that number is pending at time of registration, you MUST call in that number to the Fair Office by July 21st.

Goats are also required to have market ear tags in by Aug. 1.
 – All goats must be verified to Superintendents by July 21st!!!!

Entry Day:

All goats must go through Vet Check at Gate 3 (Shawnee Road) between 7 am and Noon, and then proceed to the Goat Barn.  After checking in with your barn superintendent and unloading your animals, your final step is to go to the Entry Office before 2:00 pm.

Fair Week:

Your area of the barn is to be kept clean daily. Any exhibitor failing to keep their pen clean will fall under the 3 Strike Rule (see page 12 of fairbook).  All pens are to be totally cleaned out before noon on Wednesday.

Clean Up:

Clean up Sunday after 10:00 am is required before you leave the fair grounds with your animals.  Please bring a shovel, pitchfork, or broom to help.

What You Need:

  • Bedding/Straw/Shavings, you are to provide your own bedding for entry day on Sunday and for the cleaning on Wednesday.
  • The exhibitor is to provide feed pans, water buckets, and hay feeders for their goats. No hay nets are permitted. Feed, grain, and hay is to be provided by the exhibitor.
  • The exhibitor is to provide their own clips for the pens. Please no binder twine, bungee cords, or ropes.
  • A tack box is allowed for the exhibitor to keep their belongings in. Please be considerate in regards to the size of the tack box as there is a limited amount of space in the isles.
  • We ask that the exhibitor create signs to hang above their pens. They should include the exhibitor’s name and where they are from. You can also have your club name, your age, your goat’s name, or whatever you would like. The more creative the better.

 

Release of Goats is on Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., you may line up starting at 6 a.m.  Market Goats will be loaded on Saturday night as usual.  

Premium checks may be picked up on Saturday of fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Entry Office or on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  They can also be cashed at either time.

Entry Deadline

June 1st

Goats Handbook
Online Exhibitor Registration
Questions? Contact Us!

Office Hours:

M-F 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

(269) 473-4251