What kind of Animals are Shown at the GCFFY?

Below you will find a complete list of animals that can be shown at the

Gratiot County Fair for Youth.  We recommend that you do your research and chose an animal that fits your educational and showing goals.

The Market Swine Show is 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 4 in the Covered Arena.

Market Pigs are sold on August 6.

Poultry Judging is 9 a.m., Monday, August 2 in the Small Animal Barn.

Market Poultry exhibits are sold on Friday, August 6.

Poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and wildfowl) are exhibited in the Small Animal Barn through the week.

The Market Sheep Show is 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 3 in the Covered Arena.

Market Sheep animals are sold on Friday, August 6.

The Beef Show is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 3 in the Covered Arena Market classes and Showmanship Classes will be on the same day. 

Market Beef animals will be sold on Friday, August 6.

The Market Feeder Beef Show is 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4 in the Covered Arena. 

Market Feeder Beef animals will be sold on Friday, August 6.

The Rabbit Show is 8:00 a.m., Monday, August 2 in the Covered Arena.  Market rabbit projects will be sold on Friday, August 6.

The Goat Show is 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 6 in the Covered Arena.  Market goats are sold on Friday, August 10.

Horse and ponies are stabled in our two horse barns throughout the week of fair. The Speed Horse Show is 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4. The Pleasure Show is 8:00 a.m., Thursday, August 5.

The Cat show is 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 1, in the Covered Arena.

Cats will be brought in for the show only and are not housed on the grounds.

The Dairy Show is 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 3 in the Covered Arena.  Gratiot County produces a staggering volume of milk from its numerous dairy farms scattered throughout the county.  Products created from local cows include milk, ice cream, cheese, and cream.  Cows exhibited in the dairy classes include calves, heifers which have yet to produce milk and milking cows.

The Dog Show is 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 31 in the Covered Arena.  Dogs and their handlers will exhibit in showmanship, obedience and agility (like an obstacle course) classes. For the safety of dogs, other animals and people, dogs are only allowed on the fairgrounds during the show and there are no dogs housed on the grounds during the week.