The Fairgrounds

The Montmorency County Fairgrounds is located at 13110 M-33 in Atlanta, Michigan and is managed by the Montmorency County 4-H Fair board. It is home to 7 exhibit barns, a food stand, office building, and grandstand & arena area with concession booth.

The Montmorency County 4-H Fair is the highlight of the grounds but other events are offered throughout the year. Traditionally, there are fundraiser sales for the Elk Country Animal Shelter on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. A 4x4 & Mega Truck Show is held in early May and a Bump-n-Run is held during Elk fest Weekend in September. (Check our Facebook page for up-to-date schedules).

The grounds are filled with area history as well. A log cabin built in 1882 by the Smith family and an early period farmhouse owned by the Rice family were both relocated to the fairgrounds and are decorated with items from those time periods. In 1984, the McKenzie One-Room School House was moved on the grounds and is maintained by the Montmorency Historical Society. The Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts and records pertaining to the county’s schools and displays them in the McKenzie School.

Martin Valentine Village is located between the Rice House and the Old School. The Valentine descendants continue to bake bread in the outside wood oven and make apple butter to serve with it. During the summer, they also make ice cream and serve it free of charge to fairgoers. A Blacksmith shop can also be found nearby and is in operation during special events.

Rustic camping is available in the Dobbyn Campground to the north of the arena. There are also campsites with electrical hookups located by the Cow Barn.

Winter inside storage of boats, campers, etc. is available from October until April. It is on a first come basis and rates are set by the length of the item. Call the fair office at (989) 785-3696 for current rates and official storage dates.

Any of the facilities can be rented. If you are interested in holding an event at the fairground, email us at montmorencyco4hfair@gmail.com or call us at (989) 785-3696 for current prices.

Montmorency County 4-H Fair

The Montmorency County 4-H Fair Board has been hosting the fair since 1946. The times have changed but the goals of the fair has stayed the same. Our mission is to promote and advance the interest and education of agriculture, horticulture, household and mechanical arts and science and to provide entertainment and amusement activities for the community. We continue to work hard to provide a wholesome family event. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for the Montmorency County 4-H Fair where youth and adults can experience wholesome family fun! We offer affordable activities and events for all ages every day of the week. The fair features 4-H Livestock shows, Live Music, Crafts, Great Food, Carnival Rides, Grandstand events, and so much more! The youth attending the fair can participate in several free activities and crafts during Kidz Zone times in the Event Tent or explore the world of agriculture with the Farmer for a Day interactive exhibit. For an up-to-date schedule of activities and times, click here.
The Montmorency County 4-H Fair also provides youth and adults the opportunity to show off their talents and be recognized by entering in the fair! We welcome everyone to look through the fairbook (Click here) and enter in this year’s fair!
The Montmorency County 4-H Livestock Auction is held at 6 p.m. on Friday of fair week. This is the completion of a 4-H project where members have been learning how to raise and market their animals. There is also a Youth Exhibit Silent Auction Thursday – Saturday of the fair where kids can offer one handmade exhibit item for sale. Examples of items that could be up for sale are birdhouses & feeders, ceramics, artwork, homemade jams & jellies, photography, etc.
Inside and outside vendor spaces are available to rent during fair week. We encourage all vendors to attend! For vendor registration form, click here.

Queen Pagent

Fair Royalty

The Montmorency County 4-H Fair Little Miss, Princess & Queen Pageant will take place on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Grandstands.  Admission is $3 for ages 5-12 and $5 for teens and adults.

Little Miss
Contestants must be ages 6 through 8. (Age as of Pageant Day)
Contestants must be permanent residents of Montmorency County Schools Districts.
Each contestant is responsible for $50 in sponsor fees.
Contestants will be judged on personality, general appearance, poise, and introduction.
Contestants must attend all rehearsals.
The Little Miss and her court will be required to attend certain fair events and to represent the Montmorency County 4-H Fair.  Their actions while on the grounds and during the pageant process should be governed accordingly.

Princess
Contestants must be ages 6 through 8. (Age as of Pageant Day)
Contestants must be permanent residents of Montmorency County Schools Districts.
Each contestant is responsible for $50 in sponsor fees.
Contestants will be judged on personality, general appearance, poise, and introduction.
Contestants must attend all rehearsals.
The Little Miss and her court will be required to attend certain fair events and to represent the Montmorency County 4-H Fair.  Their actions while on the grounds and during the pageant process should be governed accordingly.

Queen
Contestants must be ages 14 through 18. (Age as of Pageant Day)
Contestants must be permanent residents of Montmorency County Schools Districts.
Contestants must not be married, never have been married and without children.  This rule shall apply for the duration of the queen’s reign, during the fair.
Contestants must be sponsored by a non-profit organization or a business. Each contestant is responsible for $125 in sponsor fees.
Contestants will be required to perform a talent.  Contestants will be judged at an interview with the judges, on personality, general appearance, poise, and public speaking.
Contestants must attend all rehearsals.
The Queen and her Court will be required to act as official hostesses at the Fair each evening for the grandstand performances, and on the Fairgrounds during the day.  The Queen and her Court will be representing the Montmorency County Fair and their actions while on the grounds should be governed accordingly.
The Queen must do community service during her reign as queen.

Contestants must be permanent residents of Montmorency County Schools Districts. Each contestant is responsible for sponsor fees.  A complete list of rules can be found here.

July 23rd – July 27th, 2019

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Phone number: (989) 785-5362

Email:  montmorencyco4hfair@gmail.com

Mailing address:  PO Box 586,  Atlanta, MI 49709
Physical address:  13110 M-33, Atlanta, MI 49709

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