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Keystone RV Sponsors Food Row, Encourages Employees To Enjoy The Fair

Boosting financial support for one of Elkhart County’s most popular community events, Keystone RV Co. is the official sponsor of “Famous Food Row” at this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Food Row is the main north-south fair thoroughfare jam-packed with vendors with every type of delicious and unusual food, running between Heritage Park and the Midway.. In an announcement sent to RVBusiness, …

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The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Is Officially Open

It’s fair time! “With the cutting of the ribbon we’re officially opening the Elkhart County 4-H Fair,” Rich Utley, this year’s fair board president, said while cutting the ribbon in Heritage Park at 8:30 a.m. Utley, joined by dignitaries from the local and state level, marked the start of this year’s nine-day event. “It’s my pleasure to be here, especially …

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Today’s Fair Highlights At A Glance — Friday, July 24

Special Day: It’s opening day, Education Day and Veterans Day, with senior citizens (those 62 or older), veterans and students/school employees with school ID admitted free until 5 p.m. Veterans and students/school employees need to come to Gate G for free admission. Weather: Look for a sunny day with a high in the low-to-mid 80s and light winds, with the …

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Getting Here: “Express” Doesn’t Equal “Shortest”

It’s fair time once again. Tens of thousands of people join us each day of the fair for the best family entertainment in Elkhart County. Of course, everyone has to get here, and that can lead to slow traffic. We’ve developed express routes to the fair over the years. In fact, they’re generally VERY quick because so few people use …

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Wingfoot One, Goodyear’s Newest Airship, Plus A Lot More Aerial Spectacles On Tap

Goodyear’s newest addition to its blimp fleet, Wingfoot One, will pay a visit to the skies above the fair Monday and Tuesday (July 27 and 28). While it joins the blimp fleet, Wingfoot One is technically not a blimp but a semi-rigid airship built in Ohio by Goodyear and Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik. But that’s not the only aerial action …

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Education Day Kicks Off The Nine-Day Fair Friday

The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair opens Friday with Education Day, with special education events running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All students and employees of schools will receive free admission to the fair until 5 p.m. with a current, valid school district ID, a signed letter from your principal’s office on school letterhead or a copy of a …

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This Year’s New Foods Will Help Feed A Legacy

Our new special fried foods for the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair are not just tasty, they’re also a nod and fond farewell to the man who helped bring excellent food to fairgoers for many years. The “Orie,” an Oreo-cookie funnel cake, and the “Miller,” deep-fried coffee balls, will make their debuts on the opening day of the fair, July 24. …

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Meet The 42 Ladies Competing To Be Named 2015 Fair Queen

The following appeared in the Elkhart Truth, and the original is available here. This year, 42 women from Elkhart County are competing to be crowned the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen. The contest is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Grandstand, but the women have seven practice sessions beforehand to get them acquainted with what the contest will be …

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Meet The Contestants For The 2015 Senior Queen Crown

Our 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Senior Fair Queen pageant is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Grandstands. Seven women are competing for this year’s crown as senior queen. Here’s your chance to get to know them:   Becky Arnold Family: Married to Edward Arnold, has three children and five grandchildren. Hometown: Goshen. Involvement: Works at her church’s Sunday school, children’s church, Vacation …

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Montgomery Gentry Replaces Trace Adkins In Concert Lineup

We got some disappointing news today, learning that Trace Adkins will be unable to perform for our guests at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, July 29. According to Adkins’ manager, “We regret to announce that due to a change in shooting schedule for a movie in which Trace is appearing, he will be unable to perform at the …