Answers You Need
Is there an auction on the south end every Saturday?
The sale runs year round with the exception of the Saturday before fair week and fair week. For further information contact the Hillsdale Auction at 517-437-2424.
What are your office hours?
The fair office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 -4:30. We are a small office, so you may want to call before you make the trip.
Do you have seasonal camping?
Yes, we have many water & electric hook-ups and a limited number of full hookups available. A sanitary station is available on site. For further information call the Fair Office at 517-437-3622.
Are the fairgrounds & facilities available for rental?
Yes. Contact the Fair Office at 517-437-3622 for further information and availability.
For the 4-H Kitchen/Building, you need to contact the MSU Extension Office at 517-439-9301.
Do you have Winter Storage?
Yes, pricing is $10/ft with a minimum charge of $150.00. Winter storage runs from late October through the last week of March. There is a waiting list for space, so call the fair office at 517-437-3622 to be added.
I have seen a dump station on the fairgrounds, is that free to use?
There is a $10.00 charge for non-campers to use the station. Please stop in the fair office during regular business hours to pay.
Fair Week Q&As
When is the fair?
A good way to remember is that the fair always starts the third Sunday after Labor Day Monday.
How do I rent commercial space during fair week?
Please fill out a Vendor Application which you can find on our website. This will place you on our waiting list.
Do you have wheelchairs available?
Not at this time. We do have a shuttle service available with stops located around the fairgrounds.
How do I rent camping space during fair week?
Camping space during fair week is limited to vendors, open class and 4-H exhibitors. Contact the fair office @ 517-437-3622 if you have questions.
What is the contact information for local campgrounds?
Six Lakes Campground: 2155 Hudson Rd., Hillsdale, MI 517-439-5660
Gateway Campground: 4111 W. Hallett Rd., HIllsdale, MI 517-437-7005
What is the contact information for local hotels?
Days Inn - 517-439-3297
Dow Conference & Hotel @ Hillsdale College - 517-437-3311
Rose Corner Inn - 517-599-9677
Baw Beese Inn - 517-437-3389
Munro House Bed & Breakfast - 517-849-9292
America's Best Value Inn - 800-230-4134.