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Fair Auction Raises Nearly $1.3 Million For 4-H, Sets New Record

Today’s Elkhart County 4-H Auction raised $1,291,396 for the 4-H club members who poured so much time, effort and money into their livestock, continuing the trend of the last couple of years and breaking yet another record. “It’s fantastic to have super support from all of our bidders and supporters of the auction as they back our 4-Hers and support …

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Attendance Strong At The 2015 Fair, And The Finish Should Be Great

While we had a hot start to the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, attendance numbers so far have been solid. Friday (July 24) saw 24,003 people pass through the gates on opening day, well above the five-year average of 21,100 people on opening day. Saturday (July 25) we welcomed 20,686 people. While we don’t track exact Sunday Free Family Fun …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Friday, July 31

Theme: Today is rodeo day — but it’s also 4-H auction day, the day when the community supports the hard work of 4-Hers by buying their livestock. Weather: Today’s going to be another great day, with a high predicted in the mid 80s and a breeze with reasonable humidity. Grandstands: There are two rodeo performances today at the grandstands, with the …

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This 4-Her Is Making A Donation She Hopes Will Inspire More

While community spirit, community involvement and community service are on display throughout the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, one 4-Her hopes to inspire extra generosity during Friday’s (July 31) 4-H auction. “My name is Kylie Frauhiger; I am 16 years old and will be a senior at Northridge High School. I am a nine-year member of the Elkhart County 4-H Swine …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Thursday, July 30

Theme: Today is Tractor and Truck Pull Day, with farm stock in the morning and then the biggest rigs thundering to life from noon through dusk. Weather: Today’s going to bring the best weather we’ve had so far, with a high predicted in the low 80s and a breeze.. Grandstands: The tractor pull will be entertaining people all day, with the farm …

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Traffic Got You Down? We’re Working To Help You

With the Elkhart County 4-H Fair now in the second half of its nine-day run, hundreds of thousands of people have come to the fair already. That means that in the afternoons, it can be slow going to get here (though click here for details on the express — not shortest, but quickest — routes), and when the concerts get …

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Have You Seen The WWII-Era Equipment By The Gate?

One of this year’s new additions to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair is a display of World War II-era equipment set up by Gate G, the busiest gate into the fairgrounds and the one where the parking shuttles drop people off. Craig Morehead, himself a veteran, owns the Sherman tank, and yes, it operates. The Sherman (officially the M4 Medium …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Wednesday, July 29

Theme: Today is Kids Day! Also, the opening ceremony for the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit south of the commercial exhibit buildings is at 9 a.m. Weather: Today’s going to be warm, and there’s a chance of showers this afternoon, but whatever rain smatters through will clear off by late afternoon. The good news is that temperatures and humidity are going to go …

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This Year’s Kids Day Will Be Even Better Wednesday

In addition to all our great features that are part of CVS Kids Day every year at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, there’s a whole new feature this year: The McDonald’s SportsPlex. Located near the farmstead barn, the SportsPlex will offer a variety of physical circuits throughout the day. From 10-11:15 a.m. will be physical fitness training, followed by Piloting …

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We’re Halfway Through The Fair And 100,000 People Have Come

Even though days with a high heat index have kept some people from coming out for the early days of the fair, we’ve already seen an estimated 100,000 guests at the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair — and we’re only halfway through the nine-day event. And the good news is the heat should break and bring us an excellent finish …