Come Join Us for the MASH!
Midwest Highland Cattle Association is proud to continue our latest
venue for our Midwest Association Show for Highlands. Again, our
association show will be located at Novi Michigan in conjunction with
the Michigan State Fair Aug 31st-Sept 4th, 2017. Cattle can
arrive as early as Tuesday, August 29th between noon and 9 pm, Wed 30th
between 9am and 9pm and Thursday morning 6am-9am. All cattle must be stalled in place one day earlier, by 9 am Thursday, August 31st,
and are released at 3 pm Monday, September 4th. Tie outs are to your
trailer or pens may be set up outside in the parking area adjacent to
Premiums are awarded for the top 5 places in both individual classes ($60.00 for 1st) and most group classes ($35.00 for 1st).
fair is growing and expanding its facilities, but in the near term the
promoters have limited space for live animals, thus the total entries
per farm are limited to a maximum of 8 head. The Michigan State
Fair is a work in progress: facilities are improving and enlarging
every year, and management is excited to have Highland cattle added to
the venue on a larger scale. The Michigan State Fair was
discontinued by the State of Michigan in 2009 due to budget problems;
but in 2012 a private group resurrected it due to increased interest in
agriculture, cottage industries, farm to table produce and similar
endeavors. The fair was moved from the State Fairgrounds in Detroit to
the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan. Space for
livestock is presently limited and we have been allotted a percentage
of the stalling space available. This space limitation will be lifted
once the new livestock facility and arena is completed in 2017, but for
now, it is what we have to work with to accommodate our cattle.
Hotel accommodations are reserved at the Hyatt Place, located right on the fairgrounds, connected to the Suburban Collection Showcase Facility.