ATTENTION: The 2016 Premium Book is now available online. Get it Here.

Also remember Market Sale animals Affidavits of Ownership are due by May 10th

Forms Available Here

Horsing Around

On March 5, 2016 the Saginaw County Fair Horse Department hosted our first Gypsy Flea Meets Cowboy Couture Tack Sale and Education Day. ZCI Feed Sales of Chesaning Sponsored the Advertising on 98 FM WKQZ. Over 75 vendors were present and 1083 paid admissions were accepted.

There were equestrian clinics on topics such as Equine Dentistry, Massage and even Terri Robertson, a world champion barrel racer, was on site. Terri encouraged the youth to keep on practicing and to never give up on their dreams of winning. All of the clinicians were incredibly encouraging to all the 4-H and Equestrian Team kids about their passion for horses.

Raffles and drawings were a big hit for all attendees and even the vendors tried their luck! A huge Thank You to all of the raffle prize sponsors and Congratulations to all who won!

The Horse Department welcomed not only the New Superintendent, Patti Copes this year, but a wonderful new committee as well. The Committee is comprised of Assistant Superintendent - Brian Mitchell, Secretary - Valerie Newton, Janet Papst, Dean Boivin, Shannon Meyer, Stacy Newbold, Leticia Birchmeier, Rachel Wirostek, and Jim Askins. Volunteers are always welcomed! People are needed for shows and building/ arena/ grounds maintenance, also to just be part of our fun committee!

The Horse Department has also built a new arena, replaced the fencing with a beautiful PVC RAMM fence, and will build a 100' x 80' warm up arena across from the existing arena this spring. We have also moved the announcer's booth to the west side of the arena for better visibility and will welcome a beautiful landscape with handy work done by Mr. Zach Chludil of Rootnote Landscape of Chesaning. Rental of the arena and stalls is available by calling the office at 989-845-2143.

The Horse Department welcomes you to come and play in our sandbox on May 14. We will host our first “Warm and Fuzzy” Show starting at 8:00 am. You can find the show bill and more information on Facebook at

Michigan Homemaker

The Saginaw County Fair is honored to announce that they will be sponsoring the State of Michigan Homemaker competition in 2016 and 2017 during the county fair. Plans are being made to make this an event not to be missed! Eligible candidates are those who won a county homemaker title last year at their county fair. Contestants will be asked to provide a tri-fold board that will give the judges a clear view of where they come from and what is so awesome about their county. Contestants will also go through an interview process where they will be asked questions regarding different areas of their life, such as community involvement, interests and what their definition of a homemaker is and how they would represent the state of Michigan with a state homemaker title. The Saginaw County Fair is very excited to be a part of a historical award that has been bestowed on so many wonderful participants in the state, originally at the Michigan State Fair and currently organized by different fairs all over the state of Michigan. Applications will be available on the fairs website at and in the fair business office starting April 1, 2016. Thos individuals who would like to contribute their time and talents to this event or to be a sponsor should contact the event coordinator, Michelle Kettler at 989-661-7863. Good luck to all those who plan to participate in this prestigious event.

Signs of Improvement


New Signs have gone up in front of the Fairgrounds welcoming the public to our new main entrance on Peet Rd and marking the new buildings as part of the grounds. This entrance will now be used providing fully paved access to the office making maintenance easier.