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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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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 …

Elizabeth Beer and Tristan Swihart Receive 4-H Awards

Two Elkhart County 4-Hers received big awards Wednesday evening (July 27) on the main stage in front of the grandstands. Tristan Swihart and Elizabeth Beer both received the 46th Annual 4-H Leadership Award, presented by radio station WFRN. In addition to the leadership award, Beer also received the Janice Gawthrop 4-H Scholarship.

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Ryan Holland Receives 2016 Millie Christofeno Award

Ryan Holland is the 2016 recipient of the Millie Christofeno Perseverance Award. He received the award Wednesday night on the main stage at the granstands during the fair. Ryan is 17 years old and the son of Anthony and Laura Holland of Elkhart. Ryan is a 10-year 4-H Member whose projects included foods, food preservation, microwave cooking, Ball canning, wearable …

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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 …