4-H Fair Day 4: Sweltering heat gone just in time for another Wristband Day

Phew! The humid, upper-80s heat which blanketed much of the Elkhart County’s 4-H Fair’s opening weekend is giving way to what looks like a spectacular weather day on Monday. Partly cloudy skies and more relaxing summer temperatures should brighten Day 4 at the Fairgrounds with an expected high around 75.

It’ll provide the perfect backdrop for another 4-H Wristband Day. The midway rides open at 1 p.m. and Fair fans can purchase an all-day wristband for $25.

Sounds like the ideal time to check The BulletTrain, the Fair’s exciting new midway attraction.

Monday is Disabilities Awareness Day in Heritage Park. A variety of activities and contests are planned for disabled fair-goers from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m.

In the 4-H livestock activities, the Cattle Clipping Contest for seniors begins at noon in the Dairy Barn while Beef Judging/Showmanship is set to start at 2:30 in the Beef/Dairy Arena.

Another day of harness racing hits the grandstand track at 11 a.m., the 3-on-3 basketball tournament tips off a full week of games at 6 p.m. and the opening evening of horseshoe pitching begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dustin Lynch

The week’s concert series continues on the grandstand with country music star Dustin Lynch, who will take the stage with special guest Clark Manson at 8 p.m. Lynch’s self-titled debut hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in 2012 – making him the only new male artist to achieve such a feat that year while his single “Cowboys and Angels” became a modern day country classic, ending the year as one Billboard’s Top 5 Country Songs.

Fair parking and grandstand seating are free. General admission is $8 while children age 9-and-under are admitted free of charge.

WEATHER: Mix of sun and clouds, expected high of 83 with a slight chance of a shower early afternoon.

Fairgrounds Information:

  • Handicap parking is available at Gate 2 and Gate 7, with permit displayed
  • Bicycle and motorcycle parking located near Gate 2. Bikes are not permitted within the inner grounds of the Fair.
  • Parking trams are available on the fairgrounds and are free of charge. Trams operate daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m in the east parking area.
  • Wheelchair rental is available at the 4-H Fair office.
  • Designated smoking areas are available.

What you should know about Day 4:

  • Team T&J, Active Kids Entertainment, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., Heritage Park Stage — T&J (Tonya & Jory) bring a fresh dose of active and uplifting family-style entertainment for all ages which feeds off an environment where kids can explore and express their imaginations through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction.
  • The Funny Waiter, 6 p.m., Heritage Park Stage — A fast-paced comedy waiter act performed by John Park, which features a spectacular plate spinning finish at the show’s end.

Team T&J

  • K9 Crew Trick Dog Show, 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. — A comedic collection of dog skits and stunts at the Family Entertainment Center
  • Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m. — High-wire pirate themed performances at the Jayco Family Fun Center
  • Timberworks Lumberjack Show, 3 p.m, 6 p.m., 8 p.m. — The power and skill of some of the nation’s top lumberjacks at the Hollyhock Entertainment Center.

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