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Casting Crowns will perform at the 2018 Fair

Grammy award-winning group, Casting Crowns will be taking the grandstand stage Monday, July 23, during the 2018 Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.  CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones with 10 million album sells including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, four RIAA Platinum albums, two …

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Kritzman to lead 2018 Fair, Theme unveiled

With the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair in the history books, the fair board gathered at the annual appreciation banquet Wednesday night (Sept. 6) to celebrate a very successful year and to look ahead to the upcoming fair season. 2017 Fair Board President Jill Garris passed the gavel to Mark Kritzman, who will provide the leadership as president of the …

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Former 4-H Fair Queen crowned Mrs. America 2018

It’s been quite a 10-year run for Mekayla Diehl-Eppers. Crowned the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen in 2007 and more recently Miss Indiana USA of 2014, Diehl-Eppers added to her run of royalty by being named Mrs. America at the conclusion of a week-long pageant Saturday night in Las Vegas. Diehl-Eppers is a Bristol native, said the experience was like …

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair board approves price adjustments for 2018 event

After nearly a decade of level pricing structure, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will make adjustments for the 2018 event. Beginning next summer, gate entry at the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 9-day run will move to $10, though children age 9-and-under will still admitted free of charge. Online and pre-sale Fair tickets have been set at $8, and as an …

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4-H Finds: Lost & Found collection at the Fairgrounds might surprise you

Think about it. Did you get home from your trip to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair and realize you left something behind? Maybe you went to get your reading glasses and couldn’t find them. Don’t be shocked to discover that the 4-H office in Goshen has your item in hand. If you lost it, the Fair may have found …

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It’s a wrap: 4-H Fair draws near record numbers across the board

Fed by rain-free weather, a large Kids’ Day gate and a stuffed-to-the-rafters grandstand crowd for the final-night Demolition Derby show, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair rang up near record numbers for the 2017 edition. The nine-day run from July 21 to July 29 resulted in 202,560 guests at the 4-H Fairgrounds, including a single-day high of 27,178 on Wednesday, July …

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4-H Fair Day 9: A stunning week of fans, food and 4-H’ers hits final day

It’s been a whirlwind 2017 season for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair … a stunning week of  fans, 4-H’ers, food and fabulous weather. Saturday’s forecast calls for more brilliant sunshine and a high in the upper 70s. The midway rides will open at noon and it’s the final Wristband Day. The $25 wristbands will be sold until 4:30 and can …

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4-H Memories: Young family still finds way to enjoy ‘Daddy’s Fair’

Chloe Leighty knows there’s a county fair each year just a few miles from her Warsaw home. But there is nothing quite like, “Daddy’s fair.” For many of his 15 years as an Elkhart Truth reporter and for the last four summers as a volunteer freelance writer, Chloe’s dad, Justin Leighty, was a fixture at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. …

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4-H Day 8: Saddle up for the rodeo, Green Earth Day and the livestock auction

It’s the home stretch run for the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair and there’s a trio of attractions for fans. It’s set to be a gorgeous day with lots of bright sunshine and a high temperature expected around 80. Friday, July 28, is Green Earth Education Day with a variety of  activities in Heritage Park beginning at 10 a.m. It’s also …

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4-H Fair Day 7: Tractor pull, 3-on-3 basketball final roar onto fairgrounds

Hold onto your hats and plug ears … it’s time to rev up with the big boys. After a week of spectacular sounds  filling the grandstand area, the track will be overwhelmed by the roars of the annual tractor pull. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League brings it professional tour to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for a full day …