Red Ribbon Program

 Received a Red Ribbon? Now it’s time to redeem your free entry to the State Fair! Read to learn about the State Fair and how to enter!

•    An opportunity for exhibitors to exhibit the project they completed for their county fair at The Michigan State Fair. How does it work?

•    A Michigan State Fair Agricultural Ambassador will visit your county fair and award   Red Ribbons to projects at their discretion

•    Each Red Ribbon provides a youth with one free entry into The Michigan State Fair     over Labor Day Weekend

•    Red Ribbon Winners redeem their free entry by imputing the ribbon number in the     appropriate spot after completing the registration process for the Michigan State Fair


What is needed from the County Fair?

•    Contact information of Superintendent to coordinate Agricultural Ambassador visit

•    Access to all exhibitors and their projects

For more information please contact:

Allie Purves

Rural Agriculture Ambassador



KeKe Griffin

Rural Agriculture Ambassador




Click on Fair book Entries/Deadlines

Click on Home Arts, agriculture or Urban Agriculture to view categories 

Fill out entry form to enter your exhibits

 Attach your red ribbon  certificate - Free to enter with the certificate (up to 10 entries)     Mail entries to the Michigan State Fair

Why Show At The Michigan State Fair?

•    Connect with other young people  who are passionate about agriculture

•    Compete with the best in Michigan

•    Qualify for Scholarships

•    Participate in Michigan’s number one family event

•    Qualify to  participate in the Michigan State Fair Youth Council

Michigan State Fair Scholarship Program:


Based on:


Placing of projects

Scholarly Performance and application

Letter of Recommendation Scholarships:


Youth compete for over 20 scholarships

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