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4-H Princess Party: Young girls can enjoy an afternoon to “Dare to Dream”

It’s the ultimate interactive program for young Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans — an afternoon to “Dare to Dream.” Audience members are encouraged to plan to engage a stage full of young royalty at a Princess Party in the Park, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Heritage Park stage. The “Dare to Dream” theme is offering …

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4-H “Hysteria:” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments continue to fill up the courts

You got game? Can you still hoop it up? If so, then welcome to the summer version of “Hoosier Hysteria” — the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournaments at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Filled with athletes age 10-30, many of which travel from outside the county to participate, the 3-on-3 event has become one of the top sporting events each year …

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4-H Fair run is filled with competition events for all ages and tastes

You can run, pull and lift. You can cheer with teams and cheer for teams. It’s all part of the competitive athletic events at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. And the fair’s nine-day run opens with the popular Parade 5,000 road run, which is scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m from Rogers Park near downtown Goshen. The 5,000-meter race, which …

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Fair travel: Alternate routes, patience will help ease the traffic flow in 2017

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate …

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The BulletTrain: 4-H Fair fans will be treated to another wild midway ride

Buckle up, brace yourselves and hang on … The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has added another “bullet” to its big bang of midway amusement rides this year. The BulletTrain, a newly-unveiled freeform rollercoaster, is loading up for a nine-day run of high-speed thrills up, over and around the 4-H fairgrounds as the top attraction for the 2017 edition, which runs …

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Hungry at The Fair? More innovative flavors add spice to 4-H Fair food lineup

Taste buds beware … it’s 4-H Fair time. And that means another fun, tasty menu of  food row flavors for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s 2017 edition. You eyeing the popular dinner staples? The 1-pound burgers, pork & lamb chops and tenderloin sandwiches are back. Looking for the traditional walk-and-eat treats? Nothing beats cotton candy, popcorn, and sno-cones. Desserts lovers …

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Get your 4-H Fair tickets online and at many Elkhart County locations

Looking for that seamless entry to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? For the second straight year, patrons can purchase Gate Admission tickets online and at several pre-sale merchant locations throughout the county. “Online ticket sales began in mid-February and have been pretty strong,” said Bryan Blair, General Manager of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.  “By giving our guests the opportunity …

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This Year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Will Take A Slightly Different Turn

The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade from Goshen’s Linway Plaza out to the fairgrounds will take a slightly different path through the downtown area Sunday, July 23. But the parade, which annually draws out crowds along the route, will still be just as accessible to people who want to enjoy the spectacle. Most years, the parade goes from Linway …

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Meet The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Marshal, Dean Morehouse

Jill Garris, the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board president, named her pick for this year’s fair parade marshal. The parade will take place on Sunday, July 23, from Linway Plaza in Goshen to the fairgrounds. Here’s her announcement: The person I’ve selected as 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade marshal is a Milford, Ind., native. He is the fourth generation …

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The 2017 Adult Prom Raised $145,000 For New 4-H Pavillion

The 4th Annual Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board Adult Prom Fundraiser was held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Oakwood Resort Event Center, overlooking beautiful Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, and the event was another great success. Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. and guests had an opportunity to socialize and bid online on more than four dozen silent-auction items before enjoying dinner. The dinner …

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4-H Princess Party: Young girls can enjoy an afternoon to “Dare to Dream”

It’s the ultimate interactive program for young Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans — an afternoon to “Dare to Dream.” Audience members are encouraged to plan to engage a stage full of young royalty at a Princess Party in the Park, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Heritage Park stage. The “Dare to Dream” theme is offering …

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4-H “Hysteria:” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments continue to fill up the courts

You got game? Can you still hoop it up? If so, then welcome to the summer version of “Hoosier Hysteria” — the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournaments at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Filled with athletes age 10-30, many of which travel from outside the county to participate, the 3-on-3 event has become one of the top sporting events each year …

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4-H Fair run is filled with competition events for all ages and tastes

You can run, pull and lift. You can cheer with teams and cheer for teams. It’s all part of the competitive athletic events at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. And the fair’s nine-day run opens with the popular Parade 5,000 road run, which is scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m from Rogers Park near downtown Goshen. The 5,000-meter race, which …

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Fair travel: Alternate routes, patience will help ease the traffic flow in 2017

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate …

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The BulletTrain: 4-H Fair fans will be treated to another wild midway ride

Buckle up, brace yourselves and hang on … The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has added another “bullet” to its big bang of midway amusement rides this year. The BulletTrain, a newly-unveiled freeform rollercoaster, is loading up for a nine-day run of high-speed thrills up, over and around the 4-H fairgrounds as the top attraction for the 2017 edition, which runs …

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Hungry at The Fair? More innovative flavors add spice to 4-H Fair food lineup

Taste buds beware … it’s 4-H Fair time. And that means another fun, tasty menu of  food row flavors for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s 2017 edition. You eyeing the popular dinner staples? The 1-pound burgers, pork & lamb chops and tenderloin sandwiches are back. Looking for the traditional walk-and-eat treats? Nothing beats cotton candy, popcorn, and sno-cones. Desserts lovers …

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Get your 4-H Fair tickets online and at many Elkhart County locations

Looking for that seamless entry to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? For the second straight year, patrons can purchase Gate Admission tickets online and at several pre-sale merchant locations throughout the county. “Online ticket sales began in mid-February and have been pretty strong,” said Bryan Blair, General Manager of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.  “By giving our guests the opportunity …

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This Year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Will Take A Slightly Different Turn

The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade from Goshen’s Linway Plaza out to the fairgrounds will take a slightly different path through the downtown area Sunday, July 23. But the parade, which annually draws out crowds along the route, will still be just as accessible to people who want to enjoy the spectacle. Most years, the parade goes from Linway …

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Meet The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Marshal, Dean Morehouse

Jill Garris, the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board president, named her pick for this year’s fair parade marshal. The parade will take place on Sunday, July 23, from Linway Plaza in Goshen to the fairgrounds. Here’s her announcement: The person I’ve selected as 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade marshal is a Milford, Ind., native. He is the fourth generation …

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The 2017 Adult Prom Raised $145,000 For New 4-H Pavillion

The 4th Annual Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board Adult Prom Fundraiser was held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Oakwood Resort Event Center, overlooking beautiful Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, and the event was another great success. Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. and guests had an opportunity to socialize and bid online on more than four dozen silent-auction items before enjoying dinner. The dinner …

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4-H Princess Party: Young girls can enjoy an afternoon to “Dare to Dream”

It’s the ultimate interactive program for young Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans — an afternoon to “Dare to Dream.” Audience members are encouraged to plan to engage a stage full of young royalty at a Princess Party in the Park, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Heritage Park stage. The “Dare to Dream” theme is offering …

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Fair travel: Alternate routes, patience will help ease the traffic flow in 2017

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate …

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Get your 4-H Fair tickets online and at many Elkhart County locations

Looking for that seamless entry to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? For the second straight year, patrons can purchase Gate Admission tickets online and at several pre-sale merchant locations throughout the county. “Online ticket sales began in mid-February and have been pretty strong,” said Bryan Blair, General Manager of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.  “By giving our guests the opportunity …

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This Year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Will Take A Slightly Different Turn

The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade from Goshen’s Linway Plaza out to the fairgrounds will take a slightly different path through the downtown area Sunday, July 23. But the parade, which annually draws out crowds along the route, will still be just as accessible to people who want to enjoy the spectacle. Most years, the parade goes from Linway …

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Martina McBride Joins This Summer’s Concert Slate

Martina McBride will join the concert line-up for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, taking the grandstand stage Tuesday, July 25. McBride, a multiple-Grammy nominated artist, has sold more than 18 million albums to date, scoring 20 top-10 singles and six number-one hits. Her most recent album, “Reckless,” launched last year with the release of the title track. McBride has …

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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

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Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands. While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty …

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Get your 4-H Fair tickets online and at many Elkhart County locations

Looking for that seamless entry to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? For the second straight year, patrons can purchase Gate Admission tickets online and at several pre-sale merchant locations throughout the county. “Online ticket sales began in mid-February and have been pretty strong,” said Bryan Blair, General Manager of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.  “By giving our guests the opportunity …

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This Year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Will Take A Slightly Different Turn

The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade from Goshen’s Linway Plaza out to the fairgrounds will take a slightly different path through the downtown area Sunday, July 23. But the parade, which annually draws out crowds along the route, will still be just as accessible to people who want to enjoy the spectacle. Most years, the parade goes from Linway …

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Danny Gokey Rounds Out This Year’s Concert Series

Christian musician Danny Gokey, with special guest Jordan Feliz, will perform Sunday, July 23, the final concert to be announced for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair concert series. Gokey, a Milwaukee native who gained fame when showcasing his talent on “American Idol,” has found success in music — his sophomore album, “Hope in Front of Me,” follows on his …

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Martina McBride Joins This Summer’s Concert Slate

Martina McBride will join the concert line-up for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, taking the grandstand stage Tuesday, July 25. McBride, a multiple-Grammy nominated artist, has sold more than 18 million albums to date, scoring 20 top-10 singles and six number-one hits. Her most recent album, “Reckless,” launched last year with the release of the title track. McBride has …

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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

Elizabeth Beer and Tristan Swihart Receive 4-H Awards

Two Elkhart County 4-Hers received big awards Wednesday evening (July 27) on the main stage in front of the grandstands. Tristan Swihart and Elizabeth Beer both received the 46th Annual 4-H Leadership Award, presented by radio station WFRN. In addition to the leadership award, Beer also received the Janice Gawthrop 4-H Scholarship.

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The BulletTrain: 4-H Fair fans will be treated to another wild midway ride

Buckle up, brace yourselves and hang on … The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has added another “bullet” to its big bang of midway amusement rides this year. The BulletTrain, a newly-unveiled freeform rollercoaster, is loading up for a nine-day run of high-speed thrills up, over and around the 4-H fairgrounds as the top attraction for the 2017 edition, which runs …

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Hungry at The Fair? More innovative flavors add spice to 4-H Fair food lineup

Taste buds beware … it’s 4-H Fair time. And that means another fun, tasty menu of  food row flavors for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s 2017 edition. You eyeing the popular dinner staples? The 1-pound burgers, pork & lamb chops and tenderloin sandwiches are back. Looking for the traditional walk-and-eat treats? Nothing beats cotton candy, popcorn, and sno-cones. Desserts lovers …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

View Post

It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

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Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands. While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty …

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It’s Kids’ Day At The Fair And The Last Show Of The Concert Series

It’s Kids’ Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with a wide variety of events from now through 4 p.m., geared toward children. It’s going to be another fair weather day, sunny and breezy with a high predicted around 87 (and the forecast for the rest of the fair includes even cooler temperatures). It’s also a good day to take …

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Welcome To The Midpoint Of The 2016 Fair

It’s Tuesday, and today marks the middle of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for this year. It’s going to be another fair weather day, and it’s the second Senior Citizens’ Day at the fair, with seniors (62 and older) admitted free until 3 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 87 degrees, with plenty of sun and a …

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It’s Monday, The Fourth Day Of The 2016 Fair

There are no Monday blues today at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with the coolest forecast so far during the fair, nearly all the 4-H animals on the grounds, fun rides, great food and this year’s concert by country superstar Trace Adkins. The heat advisories of the first few days of the fair are gone, along with the chance of …

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Fair travel: Alternate routes, patience will help ease the traffic flow in 2017

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate …

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When Is Road Construction A Good Thing? Right Now!

Road construction usually makes people groan, but the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has started a road project that should bring a smile to many people’s faces. Here’s why: It’s not causing any traffic problems. During the fair, it’s going to solve major traffic problems. Construction has started on our new road which runs from the fair parking lots to C.R. …

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Did You See This Summer’s Performers On CMT?

The CMT Music Awards happened this week, and if you saw it, you saw three of the performers who are coming to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair this summer for our concert series. If you missed it, you have several chances to see a repeat on CMT this weekend. The awards show is scheduled to air tonight (June 6) at …

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Former Fair Queen Competing For Miss USA — You Can Help

Local residents with Twitter accounts can help an Elkhart woman become Miss USA, the Elkhart Truth reported. Mekayla Diehl was the 2007 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen, and she earned the crown to become Miss Indiana USA 2014 in November. She will soon compete in this year’s Miss USA pageant. The pageant airs live on NBC at 8 p.m. Sunday, …

First Friday Bike Ride Will Help The Fair Feed The Hungry

Goshen’s First Fridays downtown block parties always draw crowds, and June’s event will provide the perfect opportunity for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to kick off its 2014 Food Drive with an eye toward setting a world record by helping provide food to hungry people in the Elkhart County area. The first effort of this year’s fair food drive will …

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Reserved Concert Seats Go On Sale Saturday

Reserved track seats for four of the hot performances in this summer’s concert series at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair go on sale Saturday morning, May 31. Reserved seats for all four shows will be $30, and are available at 8 a.m. at the door of the fair office at 17746-D C.R. 34, Goshen, IN,  or at 9 a.m. online …

3 Doors Down Announces Summer Dates, Including The Fair

3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional “3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement” dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals in select markets. Fans have embraced and celebrated the band’s acoustic touring since they first began staging these performances in January featuring deep cuts and hits from their …

Justin Moore Will Play July 23 With Guest Joey Hyde

Justin Moore’s always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle, a well-developed case of “who I am” or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Arkansas. It doesn’t matter why, just that the blazing sense of off the beaten path drives his album of the …

Danielle Bradbery Will Bring Guests The Swon Brothers July 22

Seventeen-year-old Danielle Bradbery charmed her way into the national spotlight with a mix of Country hits from several decades during Season 4 of The Voice. The reigning star of the NBC hit show has become the youngest winner ever and her coach, Blake Shelton, called her, “the most important artist to ever walk across The Voice stage.” The Texas native …

Good News: Track Seats For Francesca Battistelli Will Be Free

All seats for Francesca Battistelli’s July 20 performance at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will be free — including track seats. According to Rich Utley, president-elect of the fair board, “The decision to go with free track seating was made to enhance the ‘free’ experience for our Sunday guests. “Families are a large part of Sunday attendance. This change for …

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