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We’re The Fun Fair, But Also The SAFE Fair

While we’re well known as the premier showcase for the amazing work of Elkhart County’s 4-H youths, and also as a very fun place for family entertainment (we are the fun fair, after all), we are also committed to being a safe place for the community to gather. “It’s number one. It’s top priority,” said Mike Christofeno, who coordinates security …

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The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Is Open For 2014

The nine-day Elkhart County 4-H Fair is now open after a ribbon cutting ceremony on the grandstand stage. “It is one of the best attractions in the nation,” said Wakarusa Town Manager Jeff Troxel, one of many area dignitaries on the stage for the ceremony. Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman agreed, saying, “without all the hundreds of volunteers that make this …

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Bengal Tiger Encounter will teach and entertain

Along with checking out the wide variety of animals at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, be sure to check out the Bengal Tiger Encounter. You’ll meet tigers Daruba, Tiana, Sarah, Kyla and newborn cub, Aslan. You’ll not only see the four adult tigers do a variety of tricks, but you’ll learn a lot about these large and majestic felines, like …

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You’re Going To See Improvements This Year — And There Are More To Come

While we’ve already told you about the big parking improvements this year, that’s just part of the effort we’ve put in this year toward improving everyone’s experience at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. We’ve also expanded and upgraded grandstand seating, adding another 1,000 seats — seats that are FREE on a first-come, first-served basis for all concerts — to help …

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Motorcycle Races Get An Updated Schedule

The schedule for this year’s motorcycle races at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has been updated, and it means we’ll all get to enjoy the races even earlier on Saturday, July 26, the closing day of the fair. Here’s the updated motorcycle racing schedule for that day: Sign-up begins at 9 a.m. Practice starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 10:45 a.m. …

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Students, teachers, schools highlight of Friday’s Education Day

Students at Elkhart County schools will be able to get into the Elkhart County 4-H Fair free Friday, July 18, as a part of the fair’s Education Day activities. The first Elkhart County 4-H Fair Education Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the opening Friday of the fair and will include a variety of student groups’ performances on …

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Fair Opens Friday Right After New Bike Path’s Ribbon Cutting

When the Elkhart County 4-H Fair officially opens Friday morning, we’ll actually mark two separate openings with two ribbon cuttings: One is for this year’s fair, which is on track to be the best yet (have you seen the weather forecasts?), and the second is for the brand-new bicycle path to the fairgrounds. The bike path connects the bike trails …

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Get Ready For Parking Changes — Traffic Will Flow Better

A few years ago, we doubled the size of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. While most of that land won’t be used until someday (and we’ll have more info on that this week), you’ll see the first big changes this year in the form of a bigger entrance/exit for better traffic flow and trams that will run in daytime AND …

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4-H FAIR, CCS WORKING FOR RECORD-SETTING FOOD DRIVE

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair and Church Community Services are partnering together to help local people in need and  set a new world record for the amount of food collected in a food drive, but need others help to make it happen. The Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s “ALL IN” Food Drive will attempt a Guinness World Record for the largest …

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Change in Plans: No Stingrays, But Check Out The Science!

When we’re putting together a nine-day event visited by hundreds of thousands of people, sometimes things change in the planning stages, and that’s happened this year. While we earlier planned to offer a live stingray encounter, that exhibit is no longer in the plans and instead, we’re offering a more extensive hands-on experience for youths with the Kidz Science Safari …