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Elkhart County 4-H Fair board approves price adjustments for 2018 event

After nearly a decade of level pricing structure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will make adjustments for the 2018 event. Beginning next summer, gate entry at the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 9-day run will move to $10, though children age 9-and-under will still admitted free of charge. Online and pre-sale Fair tickets have been set at $8, and as an …

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4-H Finds: Lost & Found collection at the Fairgrounds might surprise you

Think about it. Did you get home from your trip to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair and realize you left something behind? Maybe you went to get your reading glasses and couldn’t find them. Don’t be shocked to discover that the 4-H office in Goshen has your item in hand. If you lost it, the Fair may have found …

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It’s a wrap: 4-H Fair draws near record numbers across the board

Fed by rain-free weather, a large Kids’ Day gate and a stuffed-to-the-rafters grandstand crowd for the final-night Demolition Derby show, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair rang up near record numbers for the 2017 edition. The nine-day run from July 21 to July 29 resulted in 202,560 guests at the 4-H Fairgrounds, including a single-day high of 27,178 on Wednesday, July …

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4-H Fair Day 9: A stunning week of fans, food and 4-H’ers hits final day

It’s been a whirlwind 2017 season for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair … a stunning week of  fans, 4-H’ers, food and fabulous weather. Saturday’s forecast calls for more brilliant sunshine and a high in the upper 70s. The midway rides will open at noon and it’s the final Wristband Day. The $25 wristbands will be sold until 4:30 and can …

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4-H Memories: Young family still finds way to enjoy ‘Daddy’s Fair’

Chloe Leighty knows there’s a county fair each year just a few miles from her Warsaw home. But there is nothing quite like, “Daddy’s fair.” For many of his 15 years as an Elkhart Truth reporter and for the last four summers as a volunteer freelance writer, Chloe’s dad, Justin Leighty, was a fixture at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. …

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4-H Day 8: Saddle up for the rodeo, Green Earth Day and the livestock auction

It’s the home stretch run for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair and there’s a trio of attractions for fans. It’s set to be a gorgeous day with lots of bright sunshine and a high temperature expected around 80. Friday, July 28, is Green Earth Education Day with a variety of  activities in Heritage Park beginning at 10 a.m. It’s also …

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4-H Fair Day 7: Tractor pull, 3-on-3 basketball final roar onto fairgrounds

Hold onto your hats and plug ears … it’s time to rev up with the big boys. After a week of spectacular sounds  filling the grandstand area, the track will be overwhelmed by the roars of the annual tractor pull. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League brings it professional tour to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for a full day …

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4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

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4-H travel, results, daily info: There’s plenty of information to be found

It’s Tuesday, July 25, which means the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has reached its halfway point. And just as a reminder heading into the latter stages of the week, here’s some quick tips to enhance your 4-H Fair experience. Gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. and the midway rides close at 11 p.m. Parking and grandstand seating is free on …

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Newly-crowned Fair Queens bring unique spin to Elkhart County 4-H life

Much like her crowning moment in becoming the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair queen, Samantha Shank’s life has been a blur. A winding, active, and arguably unique, blur. But Samantha’s goals remain in complete focus. Home-schooled throughout her high school years, Samantha, now a sophomore at Bethel College in Mishawaka, learned how to “walk the walk” of a 4-H’er. She’s …

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair board approves price adjustments for 2018 event

After nearly a decade of level pricing structure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will make adjustments for the 2018 event. Beginning next summer, gate entry at the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 9-day run will move to $10, though children age 9-and-under will still admitted free of charge. Online and pre-sale Fair tickets have been set at $8, and as an …

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4-H Finds: Lost & Found collection at the Fairgrounds might surprise you

Think about it. Did you get home from your trip to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair and realize you left something behind? Maybe you went to get your reading glasses and couldn’t find them. Don’t be shocked to discover that the 4-H office in Goshen has your item in hand. If you lost it, the Fair may have found …

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It’s a wrap: 4-H Fair draws near record numbers across the board

Fed by rain-free weather, a large Kids’ Day gate and a stuffed-to-the-rafters grandstand crowd for the final-night Demolition Derby show, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair rang up near record numbers for the 2017 edition. The nine-day run from July 21 to July 29 resulted in 202,560 guests at the 4-H Fairgrounds, including a single-day high of 27,178 on Wednesday, July …

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4-H Fair Day 9: A stunning week of fans, food and 4-H’ers hits final day

It’s been a whirlwind 2017 season for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair … a stunning week of  fans, 4-H’ers, food and fabulous weather. Saturday’s forecast calls for more brilliant sunshine and a high in the upper 70s. The midway rides will open at noon and it’s the final Wristband Day. The $25 wristbands will be sold until 4:30 and can …

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4-H Memories: Young family still finds way to enjoy ‘Daddy’s Fair’

Chloe Leighty knows there’s a county fair each year just a few miles from her Warsaw home. But there is nothing quite like, “Daddy’s fair.” For many of his 15 years as an Elkhart Truth reporter and for the last four summers as a volunteer freelance writer, Chloe’s dad, Justin Leighty, was a fixture at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. …

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4-H Day 8: Saddle up for the rodeo, Green Earth Day and the livestock auction

It’s the home stretch run for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair and there’s a trio of attractions for fans. It’s set to be a gorgeous day with lots of bright sunshine and a high temperature expected around 80. Friday, July 28, is Green Earth Education Day with a variety of  activities in Heritage Park beginning at 10 a.m. It’s also …

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4-H Fair Day 7: Tractor pull, 3-on-3 basketball final roar onto fairgrounds

Hold onto your hats and plug ears … it’s time to rev up with the big boys. After a week of spectacular sounds  filling the grandstand area, the track will be overwhelmed by the roars of the annual tractor pull. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League brings it professional tour to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for a full day …

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4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

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4-H travel, results, daily info: There’s plenty of information to be found

It’s Tuesday, July 25, which means the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has reached its halfway point. And just as a reminder heading into the latter stages of the week, here’s some quick tips to enhance your 4-H Fair experience. Gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. and the midway rides close at 11 p.m. Parking and grandstand seating is free on …

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Newly-crowned Fair Queens bring unique spin to Elkhart County 4-H life

Much like her crowning moment in becoming the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair queen, Samantha Shank’s life has been a blur. A winding, active, and arguably unique, blur. But Samantha’s goals remain in complete focus. Home-schooled throughout her high school years, Samantha, now a sophomore at Bethel College in Mishawaka, learned how to “walk the walk” of a 4-H’er. She’s …

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair board approves price adjustments for 2018 event

After nearly a decade of level pricing structure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will make adjustments for the 2018 event. Beginning next summer, gate entry at the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 9-day run will move to $10, though children age 9-and-under will still admitted free of charge. Online and pre-sale Fair tickets have been set at $8, and as an …

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It’s a wrap: 4-H Fair draws near record numbers across the board

Fed by rain-free weather, a large Kids’ Day gate and a stuffed-to-the-rafters grandstand crowd for the final-night Demolition Derby show, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair rang up near record numbers for the 2017 edition. The nine-day run from July 21 to July 29 resulted in 202,560 guests at the 4-H Fairgrounds, including a single-day high of 27,178 on Wednesday, July …

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4-H Fair Day 9: A stunning week of fans, food and 4-H’ers hits final day

It’s been a whirlwind 2017 season for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair … a stunning week of  fans, 4-H’ers, food and fabulous weather. Saturday’s forecast calls for more brilliant sunshine and a high in the upper 70s. The midway rides will open at noon and it’s the final Wristband Day. The $25 wristbands will be sold until 4:30 and can …

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4-H Memories: Young family still finds way to enjoy ‘Daddy’s Fair’

Chloe Leighty knows there’s a county fair each year just a few miles from her Warsaw home. But there is nothing quite like, “Daddy’s fair.” For many of his 15 years as an Elkhart Truth reporter and for the last four summers as a volunteer freelance writer, Chloe’s dad, Justin Leighty, was a fixture at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. …

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4-H Fair Day 7: Tractor pull, 3-on-3 basketball final roar onto fairgrounds

Hold onto your hats and plug ears … it’s time to rev up with the big boys. After a week of spectacular sounds  filling the grandstand area, the track will be overwhelmed by the roars of the annual tractor pull. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League brings it professional tour to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for a full day …

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4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

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4-H travel, results, daily info: There’s plenty of information to be found

It’s Tuesday, July 25, which means the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has reached its halfway point. And just as a reminder heading into the latter stages of the week, here’s some quick tips to enhance your 4-H Fair experience. Gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. and the midway rides close at 11 p.m. Parking and grandstand seating is free on …

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4-H Fair Day 5: Martina McBride brings country superstar act to concert stage

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair concert has done it again, bringing yet another country music superstar to its grandstand stage. On Tuesday night, award-winning artist Martina McBride brings her renowned sound and will be joined by Amanda Watkins. McBride, a 14-time Grammy Award nominee, has been nominated more than 50 times for other music association honors since signed to RCA …

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4-H Fair Day 4: Sweltering heat gone just in time for another Wristband Day

Phew! The humid, upper-80s heat which blanketed much of the Elkhart County’s 4-H Fair’s opening weekend is giving way to what looks like a spectacular weather day on Monday. Partly cloudy skies and more relaxing summer temperatures should brighten Day 4 at the Fairgrounds with an expected high around 75. It’ll provide the perfect backdrop for another 4-H Wristband Day. …

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4-H Fair Day 3: Sunday’s lineup kicks off with a parade, wraps with powerful musical show

  The 4-H Fair Parade is all but ready and lined up for another grand tour through Goshen. Led by Grand Marshal Dean Morehouse and newly-crowned Junior Fair Queen Samantha Shank, the bands, floats and displays will begin their trek beginning at Linway Plaza in Goshen at 1:30 p.m. and navigating their way to the grandstand at the Elkhart County …

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair board approves price adjustments for 2018 event

After nearly a decade of level pricing structure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will make adjustments for the 2018 event. Beginning next summer, gate entry at the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 9-day run will move to $10, though children age 9-and-under will still admitted free of charge. Online and pre-sale Fair tickets have been set at $8, and as an …

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It’s a wrap: 4-H Fair draws near record numbers across the board

Fed by rain-free weather, a large Kids’ Day gate and a stuffed-to-the-rafters grandstand crowd for the final-night Demolition Derby show, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair rang up near record numbers for the 2017 edition. The nine-day run from July 21 to July 29 resulted in 202,560 guests at the 4-H Fairgrounds, including a single-day high of 27,178 on Wednesday, July …

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4-H Fair Day 9: A stunning week of fans, food and 4-H’ers hits final day

It’s been a whirlwind 2017 season for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair … a stunning week of  fans, 4-H’ers, food and fabulous weather. Saturday’s forecast calls for more brilliant sunshine and a high in the upper 70s. The midway rides will open at noon and it’s the final Wristband Day. The $25 wristbands will be sold until 4:30 and can …

View Post

4-H Memories: Young family still finds way to enjoy ‘Daddy’s Fair’

Chloe Leighty knows there’s a county fair each year just a few miles from her Warsaw home. But there is nothing quite like, “Daddy’s fair.” For many of his 15 years as an Elkhart Truth reporter and for the last four summers as a volunteer freelance writer, Chloe’s dad, Justin Leighty, was a fixture at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. …

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4-H Day 8: Saddle up for the rodeo, Green Earth Day and the livestock auction

It’s the home stretch run for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair and there’s a trio of attractions for fans. It’s set to be a gorgeous day with lots of bright sunshine and a high temperature expected around 80. Friday, July 28, is Green Earth Education Day with a variety of  activities in Heritage Park beginning at 10 a.m. It’s also …

View Post

4-H Fair Day 7: Tractor pull, 3-on-3 basketball final roar onto fairgrounds

Hold onto your hats and plug ears … it’s time to rev up with the big boys. After a week of spectacular sounds  filling the grandstand area, the track will be overwhelmed by the roars of the annual tractor pull. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League brings it professional tour to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for a full day …

View Post

4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

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4-H travel, results, daily info: There’s plenty of information to be found

It’s Tuesday, July 25, which means the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has reached its halfway point. And just as a reminder heading into the latter stages of the week, here’s some quick tips to enhance your 4-H Fair experience. Gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. and the midway rides close at 11 p.m. Parking and grandstand seating is free on …

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4-H Fair Day 5: Martina McBride brings country superstar act to concert stage

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair concert has done it again, bringing yet another country music superstar to its grandstand stage. On Tuesday night, award-winning artist Martina McBride brings her renowned sound and will be joined by Amanda Watkins. McBride, a 14-time Grammy Award nominee, has been nominated more than 50 times for other music association honors since signed to RCA …

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4-H Fair Day 4: Sweltering heat gone just in time for another Wristband Day

Phew! The humid, upper-80s heat which blanketed much of the Elkhart County’s 4-H Fair’s opening weekend is giving way to what looks like a spectacular weather day on Monday. Partly cloudy skies and more relaxing summer temperatures should brighten Day 4 at the Fairgrounds with an expected high around 75. It’ll provide the perfect backdrop for another 4-H Wristband Day. …

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair board approves price adjustments for 2018 event

After nearly a decade of level pricing structure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will make adjustments for the 2018 event. Beginning next summer, gate entry at the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 9-day run will move to $10, though children age 9-and-under will still admitted free of charge. Online and pre-sale Fair tickets have been set at $8, and as an …

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4-H Finds: Lost & Found collection at the Fairgrounds might surprise you

Think about it. Did you get home from your trip to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair and realize you left something behind? Maybe you went to get your reading glasses and couldn’t find them. Don’t be shocked to discover that the 4-H office in Goshen has your item in hand. If you lost it, the Fair may have found …

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It’s a wrap: 4-H Fair draws near record numbers across the board

Fed by rain-free weather, a large Kids’ Day gate and a stuffed-to-the-rafters grandstand crowd for the final-night Demolition Derby show, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair rang up near record numbers for the 2017 edition. The nine-day run from July 21 to July 29 resulted in 202,560 guests at the 4-H Fairgrounds, including a single-day high of 27,178 on Wednesday, July …

View Post

4-H Fair Day 9: A stunning week of fans, food and 4-H’ers hits final day

It’s been a whirlwind 2017 season for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair … a stunning week of  fans, 4-H’ers, food and fabulous weather. Saturday’s forecast calls for more brilliant sunshine and a high in the upper 70s. The midway rides will open at noon and it’s the final Wristband Day. The $25 wristbands will be sold until 4:30 and can …

View Post

4-H Memories: Young family still finds way to enjoy ‘Daddy’s Fair’

Chloe Leighty knows there’s a county fair each year just a few miles from her Warsaw home. But there is nothing quite like, “Daddy’s fair.” For many of his 15 years as an Elkhart Truth reporter and for the last four summers as a volunteer freelance writer, Chloe’s dad, Justin Leighty, was a fixture at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. …

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4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

View Post

4-H Fair Day 5: Martina McBride brings country superstar act to concert stage

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair concert has done it again, bringing yet another country music superstar to its grandstand stage. On Tuesday night, award-winning artist Martina McBride brings her renowned sound and will be joined by Amanda Watkins. McBride, a 14-time Grammy Award nominee, has been nominated more than 50 times for other music association honors since signed to RCA …

View Post

4-H Fair Day 4: Sweltering heat gone just in time for another Wristband Day

Phew! The humid, upper-80s heat which blanketed much of the Elkhart County’s 4-H Fair’s opening weekend is giving way to what looks like a spectacular weather day on Monday. Partly cloudy skies and more relaxing summer temperatures should brighten Day 4 at the Fairgrounds with an expected high around 75. It’ll provide the perfect backdrop for another 4-H Wristband Day. …

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4-H Fair Day 3: Sunday’s lineup kicks off with a parade, wraps with powerful musical show

  The 4-H Fair Parade is all but ready and lined up for another grand tour through Goshen. Led by Grand Marshal Dean Morehouse and newly-crowned Junior Fair Queen Samantha Shank, the bands, floats and displays will begin their trek beginning at Linway Plaza in Goshen at 1:30 p.m. and navigating their way to the grandstand at the Elkhart County …

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4-H Fair, Day 1: It’s a fast, furious start to the Farm Fresh Family Fun Fair

That time is here again — the opening day of the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair! Another tremendous lineup has been penciled in complete with 4-H farm youngsters and their animals, a variety of commercial exhibits, tasty Food Row delicacies, exciting midway carnival rides, star-studded grandstand concert acts, and a collection of athletic contests. The “Farm Fresh Family Fun” nine-day …

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4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

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4-H Fair Day 3: Sunday’s lineup kicks off with a parade, wraps with powerful musical show

  The 4-H Fair Parade is all but ready and lined up for another grand tour through Goshen. Led by Grand Marshal Dean Morehouse and newly-crowned Junior Fair Queen Samantha Shank, the bands, floats and displays will begin their trek beginning at Linway Plaza in Goshen at 1:30 p.m. and navigating their way to the grandstand at the Elkhart County …

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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 …

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