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Children Are Enjoying Kids Day At The Fair

Kids Day is in full swing on the fairgrounds at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the cool, overcast morning will give way later to more sun and a high of only 75. We have a full slate of activities in Heritage Park this morning,  plus events in the 4-H Dairy Barn and the 4-H Cat/Dog Arena. Don’t forget to …

“The County 4-H Fair” — In LEGO Animation

While some of the details are a little different from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, LEGO fans can still get a fun look at county 4-H fairs in this video.

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You’ve Never Seen The Fair Like This: Video

Unique Technologies Production (www.UTPros.com), an Elkhart -based business run by Aaron Vos, demonstrated his new technology at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, providing a new perspective for most people to see the fair. While helicopter rides provide an excellent view for people to see the fair from the air, Vos gives a new, lower-altitude birds-eye view of the Elkhart County …

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The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Has An International Reputation

Marla Calico’s first visit to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair was Monday, July 21, but she’s known about the fair for decades. The thing that’s notable about that is that Calico is chief operating officer of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). Sure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has won IAFE awards — most recently for last year’s …

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Keeping animals (and you) healthy and safe at the fair

There are more than 3,000 head of livestock on the grounds at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair at any one moment during the fair, according to Dr. Jerry Sellon, the fair veterinarian. That’s a lot of animals to keep track of during fair week, but the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has a number of precautions in place to keep all …

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Food Drive Raises Nearly 47,000 Pounds

While we didn’t break the world with the one-day food drive, the Elkhart County community DID raise 23 1/2 TONS of food — nearly 2,000 pounds an hour — during the record attempt that started yesterday (Sunday, July 20) and ended today as part of the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The 46,962 pounds of donated food broke a record for Church …

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We’re Off To A Big Start For The 2014 Fair

The 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is off to a strong start, and we’re looking forward to finishing our family Sunday with a great day for the crowds, plus another six days packed with fair fun. This afternoon’s Road Run Parade 5000 race along the parade route saw a record number of participants today, with 496 racers — just shy …

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Meet your 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair queens

Sarah Stump and Rosalie Bontrager are this year’s fair queens. Rosalie Bontrager, sponsored by the Elkhart County Extension Homemakers, became the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Senior Queen Friday morning, the opening day of the fair. Bontrager has been involved with the Elkhart County Extension Homemakers for 40 years. She enjoys working at Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center, sewing, reading and listening to …

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EverGreen RV Kicking Off Fundraiser At The Fair

Will Mishler is a 15-year-old student at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. In September 2012, Will suffered a football injury that resulted in a doctor visit. He was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of nerve cancer. Within weeks, Will was transported to Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., for an open thoracotomy to remove the baseball-sized tumor. The …

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Let Us Help You Avoid Parking Confusion

With the all-new parking setup this year at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, drivers are realizing that old habits are hard to break. For years, the main entrance to the parking lots has been Gate 5 on C.R. 34 at the east end of the fairgrounds. With our parking expansion and new, improved tram service, we’ve moved the entrance to the …