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Today Is Parade Day, Gospel Day And Free Day At The Fair

There’s no charge for admission to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair today, and there’s a wide variety of events on the schedule for today. Mass is celebrated at the Heritage Park Stage at 8 a.m., with a protestant worship service at the same place at 10:30 a.m. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 89, but a heat index in …

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Sunday’s Youth Fun Run Cancelled Due To Forecast Heat

Because of the forecast calling for a heat index in the upper 90s tomorrow (Sunday, July 24), the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board has decided to play it safe and cancel the noon Youth Fun Run which is an annual event on the track. All other events, including the 36th Anniversary Parade 5,000 Road Run and the Fair Parade, remain …

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Meet The 2016 Fair Queen And Senior Queen

Friday evening two women were crowned 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair royalty. Gabrielle Birr is the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen. The 18-year-old Nappanee woman is a NorthWood High School graduate and freshman at Indiana Wesleyan University. She’s the daughter of Greg and Dawn Birr and a long-time 4-H Junior Leader.She’s been active in basketball and cross country, the Wakarusa …

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It’s Day Two Of The Fair, With A Cool Concert On A Hot Day

It’s the first Saturday of this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and tonight opens the concert series with an 8 p.m. performance by album-oriented rock and power ballad legends Foreigner. There are still a few reserved seats available for sale on the track for $35, and as always grandstand seating is free on a first-come, first-served basis. There will continue …

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Welcome To Opening Day Of The 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair

It’s Friday morning, and we had two special ribbons to cut today to mark the start of this year’s fair. At 8:30 a.m., we officially opened the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair with Fair Board President Dr. Robert Zell cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Before that, he cut the ribbon on a groundbreaking new addition to the fair: the C.R. 36 South …

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BMX Stunt Riders, Moving RoboCars and Princesses Are All Part Of The Fair This Year

Death-defying stunts, amazing costumes and fairytale ladies are all part of the mix for the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair. For two days only, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, you can catch the BMX Stunt Show on the basketball courts on the northwest side of the fairgrounds, just west of the Farmstead area. Each show — 2 p.m., …

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Wolves, Butterflies And Alligators — See Non-4-H Animals At The Fair, Too

In addition to the wide array of 4-H animals on exhibit at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair — poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, horses, rabbits, cats and dogs — there are some other interesting animals to enjoy and learn about. Every day of the fair at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can visit the Family Entertainment Center …

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Sunday’s Fair Parade Lineup Is Set — Here’s Where To Find It

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade is always a popular event as it winds its way through downtown Goshen to the fairgrounds, with thousands of people lining the three-mile route every year. This year’s parade lineup has been set, with 133 entries taking part. They’ll all line up in Linway Plaza — participants can get information at parade.4hfair.org — and step …

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Two Opening Friday Events Moved Due To Heat

Tomorrow (Friday, July 21) is the opening day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The weather varies every year during the nine-day event, and it looks like we’re going to get the hot days out of the way at the start. Because of tomorrow’s heat — with highs projected to be in the 90s and a heat advisory in effect from …

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Happy Bicentennial, Indiana — Here’s How We’re Marking The Event

This year is Indiana’s bicentennial, and there’s no way the Elkhart County 4-H Fair would ignore this significant milestone (even though our event is a young whipper-snapper, with this being only the 142nd fair). There are two special plans we have in place. First off, on Saturday, July 23, we’re throwing a party at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Park Stage. …