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Join the fun by exhibiting at the 2020 Oakland County Fair. There are many ways to participate.

WHAT’S NEW/IMPORTANT FOR 2020

DISCOVERY DAY WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020

HOW TO ENTER EXHIBITS FOR FAIR
  1. You must enter on line using our web site: www.oakfair.org on line registration will open no later than April 27, 2020. On line registration payments may be made by credit card, cash or check.
  2. You must create a new account this year.
  3. Clubs must have their own registration and need to register using the TEAM option.
  4. Entries must be received in the Fair Office by June 1, 2020 to avoid any late fees.
  5. If you do not have access to the internet, you may come to the fair office and use the computers in the office. Evening hours will be available by appointment.
  6. SHOWORKS is our on line registration tool.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING, MEGA PASSES, ARENA PASSES, PARKING ETC. Any non-exhibit class items may be purchased on line by through our fair web site using the Tickets and Deals tab or in the Fair Office.

REGISTRATION/PAYMENT DEADLINES
June 1, 2020-date entries must be received in the Fair Office to avoid late fee.
June 2-8 2020-on line entries received and accepted in the Fair Office with a $40.00 late fee. JUNE 8, 2020-LAST DATE ENTRIES WILL BE RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED. Postmarks will not be used to determine if your payment is on time.
On Line Registration Submitted Check/Cash Payment Received April 27-June 1, 2020 By 4:00 PM June 8, 2020 will avoid a late fee
On Line Registrations Submitted April 27-June 1, 2020 Payment must be received by June 9-17, 2020, payment must include a $40.00 late fee
On-Line Registrations Submitted June 2-June 8, 2020 Payment must be received by June 2-June 17, 2020 must include a $40.00 late fee
No payments will be accepted after June 17, 2020. If payment including any applicable late fees is not received by June 17, 2020, all registration entries will be voided.

HORSE AND DOG VERIFICATION FORMS
April 25, 2020 all horse and dog verification forms must be received in the Fair Office to avoid a late fee.
April 26-May 9, 2020-verification forms received and accepted with a $25.00 late fee.
May 10, 2020-June 1, 2020-verification forms received and accepted with a $100.00 late fee June 1, 2020-last date verification forms will be accepted.
Color photo required for horse and dog verification forms

5-7-YEAR-OLD EXHIBITORS
Five to Seven-year-old exhibitors may choose to show competitively in specified classes. Please review General Rules and each Department to determine what classes are eligible. Non-Competitive 5-7-year-old exhibitors still register for Department 91 classes.

FIRST YEAR EXHIBITORS
First year exhibitors must meet all ownership requirements for their species and must submit required verification forms no later than the June 1, 2020 deadline.

MEGA PASS AND GRANDSTAND ARENA PASS
Mega Pass: $65.00 if purchased by July 1, 2020. $75.00 if purchased after July 1, 2020. Grandstand Pass: $40.00 per person, good for all Grandstand Shows, sale ends July 4 th

IMPORTANT DATES
Work bee dates and times are listed under Livestock
April 25, 2020-Discovery Day
July 8, 2020-Barn Set Up
July 10, 2020- Poultry Auction Birds check in
July 11, 2020-Exhibit Hall project check in, See Check In Schedule for Exceptions
July 11 & 12, 2020-Livestock check in
July 12, 2020- Rabbit check in
July 14, 2020 Showbird Barn Set Up
July 15, 2020 -All other poultry check in

NEW CLASSES AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
ANIMAL EXHIBITORS:
Each exhibitor is responsible for cleaning box stall, pen or cage before checking out and leaving the grounds. Failure to comply will result in a $50.00 per box stall, pen or cage cleaning fee charged to the exhibitor.

POULTRY
Broiler Rate of Gain birds must be ordered on Discovery Day at the Livestock Barn from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and picked up Saturday, May 30th at Hamilton’s of Ortonville. Market Ducks will remain on the grounds until after the Small Animal Auction

HORSES
Multiple check-in/check-out times available; exhibitor must select a check-in and check-out class in Division 00 (for details, see Horse Daily Schedule and Department 16, 17 and 18, Division 00) required Entry to class based on age eliminated, age based splits will be determined by superintendent based on entries. Expanded horse classes, including “baby green”, jumping, dressage fitting and showmanship, dressage suitability (under saddle), and ranch horse classes.

EXHIBIT HALL
Exhibit Hall Auction Rules Updated

LIVESTOCK
Each exhibitor that sells at the 2020 Auction will be asked to work prior to the Fair on Fairground projects for 2 hours at scheduled work sessions.
Work bee dates and times are:
June 27, 2020: 10 am-2 pm
June 28, 2020: 1pm-5 pm

CONTESTS
New : Barn Quilt Contest
Temporary Splash of Color is open to both clubs and individuals.

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