Entertainment and Education Abound At The 2015 Fair

King&COUNTRYThe Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board has lined up a wide variety of entertainment for this summer’s fair. After February’s announcement of four of our five grandstand acts, we’re able to announce that Sunday, July 26, Grammy Award winners for King & Country will be performing a free grandstand concert at 8 p.m. on free-admission day.

Clark MansonIn addition, Cole Swindell will welcome opening artist Clark Manson on the main stage at his concert 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28.

For King & Country and Manson round out the concert lineup, which includes Joan Jett and the Blackhearts July 25, Little River Band July 27 and Trace Adkins July 29.

Of course, grandstand entertainment is only a small part of the entertainment and educational offerings at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

This year we’ll also feature:

Wild World of AnimalsThe Wild World of Animals: Its unique blend of animal diversity and environmental messages coupled with humor will entertain fairgoers every day of the fair at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Family Entertainment Center.

Stingray3Stingray Encounter: Though a mishap kept us from enjoying this exhibit last year, this year fairgoers will be able to interact with the world’s only traveling, self-contained stingray exhibit which allows people to touch the stingrays for a true hands-on educational experience. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the fair in the Jayco Family Fun Center.

XPogo

 The Xpogo Stunt Team: The best extreme pogo performance team in the world uses next-generation pogo sticks to bounce nine feet in the air while performing flips and tricks. Their amazing stunts will happen Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, on the basketball courts.

 Dinner in the Park: Fairgoers can enjoy their favorite fair food under the park sail in Heritage Park while jazz bands play and roving entertainers — a magician, mime and balloon artist — entertain diners from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.

 

Never Forget 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit: The Siller family started the Stephan Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York firefighter who lost his life Sept. 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. The foundation’s mobile exhibit is a tribute to all whose lives were sacrificed that day, educating America’s youth about the events of that day. It includes steel beams, documentary videos, recordings of radio transmissions and live tours by FDNY firefighters. The exhibit will come to the grounds Tuesday, July 28 after a procession through Elkhart and Goshen (routing and times will be announced later). The exhibit will be open at the fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, July 31.

4h2015logo2The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, “Planning Toward a Bright Future,” runs July 24-Aug.1.

For more information go to www.4hfair.org, @ElkhartCo4HFair on Twitter or www.facebook.com/elkhartcounty4Hfair.

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