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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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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 …

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4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day. For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s …

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4-H travel, results, daily info: There’s plenty of information to be found

It’s Tuesday, July 25, which means the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has reached its halfway point. And just as a reminder heading into the latter stages of the week, here’s some quick tips to enhance your 4-H Fair experience. Gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. and the midway rides close at 11 p.m. Parking and grandstand seating is free on …

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4-H Fair Day 5: Martina McBride brings country superstar act to concert stage

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair concert has done it again, bringing yet another country music superstar to its grandstand stage. On Tuesday night, award-winning artist Martina McBride brings her renowned sound and will be joined by Amanda Watkins. McBride, a 14-time Grammy Award nominee, has been nominated more than 50 times for other music association honors since signed to RCA …

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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. …