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4-H Princess Party: Young girls can enjoy an afternoon to “Dare to Dream”

It’s the ultimate interactive program for young Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans — an afternoon to “Dare to Dream.” Audience members are encouraged to plan to engage a stage full of young royalty at a Princess Party in the Park, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Heritage Park stage. The “Dare to Dream” theme is offering …

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Fair travel: Alternate routes, patience will help ease the traffic flow in 2017

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate …

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Get your 4-H Fair tickets online and at many Elkhart County locations

Looking for that seamless entry to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? For the second straight year, patrons can purchase Gate Admission tickets online and at several pre-sale merchant locations throughout the county. “Online ticket sales began in mid-February and have been pretty strong,” said Bryan Blair, General Manager of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.  “By giving our guests the opportunity …

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This Year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade Will Take A Slightly Different Turn

The 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade from Goshen’s Linway Plaza out to the fairgrounds will take a slightly different path through the downtown area Sunday, July 23. But the parade, which annually draws out crowds along the route, will still be just as accessible to people who want to enjoy the spectacle. Most years, the parade goes from Linway …

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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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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 …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

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Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands. While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty …