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Meet The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Marshal, Dean Morehouse

Jill Garris, the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board president, named her pick for this year’s fair parade marshal. The parade will take place on Sunday, July 23, from Linway Plaza in Goshen to the fairgrounds. Here’s her announcement: The person I’ve selected as 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade marshal is a Milford, Ind., native. He is the fourth generation …

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The 2017 Adult Prom Raised $145,000 For New 4-H Pavillion

The 4th Annual Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board Adult Prom Fundraiser was held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Oakwood Resort Event Center, overlooking beautiful Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, and the event was another great success. Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. and guests had an opportunity to socialize and bid online on more than four dozen silent-auction items before enjoying dinner. The dinner …

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Danny Gokey Rounds Out This Year’s Concert Series

Christian musician Danny Gokey, with special guest Jordan Feliz, will perform Sunday, July 23, the final concert to be announced for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair concert series. Gokey, a Milwaukee native who gained fame when showcasing his talent on “American Idol,” has found success in music — his sophomore album, “Hope in Front of Me,” follows on his …

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Martina McBride Joins This Summer’s Concert Slate

Martina McBride will join the concert line-up for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, taking the grandstand stage Tuesday, July 25. McBride, a multiple-Grammy nominated artist, has sold more than 18 million albums to date, scoring 20 top-10 singles and six number-one hits. Her most recent album, “Reckless,” launched last year with the release of the title track. McBride has …

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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Here’s The Theme And Logo For The 2017 Fair

The 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair wrapped up its nine-day run less than two months ago, but the fair board is already hard at work planning for next year’s “fun fair.” The fair theme of “4-H … Generations of Farm Fresh Family Fun” and the logo were unveiled this evening (Sept. 14) by 2017 Fair Board President Jill Garris, who …

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Did You Drop Something At The Fair? Here’s The Lost-And-Found Wrapup

Every year when the fair ends, we find a wide variety of items people misplaced during the nine days of the fair. This year is no exception, with everything from dolls to tablets, cell phones to shoes, car keys to a stroller waiting in the fair office to be reclaimed. Click on the photos for large versions so you can …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …