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Meet One Of The Calves Todd And Missy Cleveland Named

Jean is one of the two calves named by fair supporters Todd and Missy Cleveland; Herman was the other calf. Jean and Herman (named after Cleveland family members) are two of the many animals already born at the Miracle of Life tent during this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Young MacDonald’s Farm. We’ve also had goats and piglets born, …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Tuesday, July 28

Theme: Today is Senior Citizens Day. Anyone 62 and older is admitted free until 3 p.m., and the 11th Annual Senior Citizens Talent Competition happens at 11 a.m.  on the Park Stage in Heritage Park. Weather: It should be another sunny day with a high in the upper 80s, and there will likely be some humidity again. Grandstands: During the day it’s the finally …

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Don’t Sweat This Afternoon’s Heat — We’ll Cool You Off

While the heat index could reach the mid-90s today and even higher tomorrow, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has plenty of opportunities to cool off. Stop by the misting pedestal on Rotary Boulevard and hit the button for 20 seconds of cooling, or stop by the misting tent behind the park stage at the corner of  Heritage Park, close to Young …

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REMINDER: Tuesday Night Is Refund Cutoff For Wednesday’s Concert Change

With a last-minute schedule change, top-notch duo Montgomery Gentry will be coming to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday instead of Trace Adkins. “While we’re disappointed to not have Trace Adkins able to join us as planned, we’re excited to be able to bring in a great act like Montgomery Gentry to take his place. This will be the first …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Monday, July 27

Theme: Today is Disabilities Awareness Day, the sixth year of this special day at the fair. Carnival provider Mid-America Shows offers special rides from 10 a.m. – noon open at altered speed and lighting. From noon to 2 p.m. in Heritage Park there will be Special Olympics skill events, and at 1:30 p.m. the Rope Warrior will perform on the park …

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Never Forget: The 9/11 Memorial Exhibit Is Coming To The Fair

One of our special features at the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit. The Siller family started the Stephan Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York firefighter who lost his life Sept. 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Sunday, July 26

Theme: It’s Free Family Fun Day at the fair, with no cost for admission. The Parade 5,000 Road Run leaves Linway Plaza in Goshen at 1:20 p.m., and 10 minutes later the parade follows the same route. The parade ends at the grandstands, with the parade estimated to start passing the grandstands at 2:30 p.m. Weather: Expect more of what …

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Dan Clem Has Seen A Lot Of Change Since He Was The Fair Board’s President 49 Years Ago

While hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the Elkhart County 4-H Fair every year, Dan Clem has an unmatched perspective on the fair. That’s because Clem, 98, now a Florida resident, served as the fair board president in 1966. He’s back today (Saturday), and returning Monday and Tuesday for harness racing. He and Bill Miller got involved in the fair …

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The 2015 Fair Queen And Senior Queen Begin Their Reign

Friday evening we crowned this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen and Senior Queen. Jessica Gorden is the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen, crowned by last year’s queen Sarah Stump. Jessica, 19, is the daughter of Anita and Richard Gorden. She’s a sophomore at Ball State University studying telecommunications, and is a graduate of Elkhart Central High School. She studies martial …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Saturday, July 25

Weather: The forecast calls for a high in the mid 80s and another pleasant evening, with only a slight chance of showers or stormy weather in the evening. Grandstands: The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Concert Series kicks off at 8 p.m. with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Reserved track seating tickets are still available for $30, and grandstand seating is …