Deadline for Berrien fair still exhibits approaching

Published 9:42 am Monday, July 27, 2015

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The deadline for still exhibits to be exhibited at the 2015 Berrien County Youth Fair is Aug. 1. Exhibitor handbooks and entry forms are available at the Fair Office, MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor, and all Berrien County public libraries.

The Exhibitor Handbook is also available online at

Online registration is now open. Once registered, exhibitors can return to the program and add more entries up until each entry deadline.

The exhibitor’s printed email confirmation will serve as the traditional yellow copy of the entry form and is required on entry day, just as the yellow copy of the traditional entry form is. The link for online entries can be found at

Registration is open to any Berrien County resident, ages 5 to 20 years of age. The exhibitor age is as of Jan. 1, 2015.

Entry forms may be brought to the fair office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday on or before Aug. 1; postmarked on or before Aug. 1; or placed in the drop box outside the fair office after office hours until midnight on Aug. 1.

The fair office will be open Saturday, Aug. 1 special hours from 9 a.m. to noon to accept entries, but exhibitors are encouraged to get their registrations in early.

No late registrations will be accepted. Questions can be addressed by contacting the Fair Office at (269) 473-4251. Berrien County Youth Fair dates are Aug. 17-22 with the theme “Blue Ribbon Bash – Celebrating 70 Years of the BCYF.”