Getting Here: “Express” Doesn’t Equal “Shortest”

It’s fair time once again. Tens of thousands of people join us each day of the fair for the best family entertainment in Elkhart County. Of course, everyone has to get here, and that can lead to slow traffic.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 5.44.22 PMWe’ve developed express routes to the fair over the years. In fact, they’re generally VERY quick because so few people use them.

That’s really not surprising. After all, look at the map. Those routes take you way out of the way, avoiding downtown Goshen entirely. But they also avoid slowed traffic almost entirely.

Of course, if you get to the grounds before 4 p.m. most days you’re fine. But after that, we urge you to try the express routes.

And one extra note this year: U.S. 33 is closed southeast of Goshen, with the simplest detours being S.R. 15 into Goshen or S.R. 13 to C.R. 4 into Goshen, though there are shorter detour options using county roads.

Looking for parking information? You can get that right here. Yeah, it’s from last year, but it’s still accurate for this year.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 5.49.38 PMFor a different kind of route, try biking to the fair. The Pumpkinvine Trail connects Goshen to Middlebury, and the Mapleheart Trail connects Goshen to Elkhart. With last year’s improvements of the bike path between Goshen High School and the fairgrounds and with the bike path through Abshire Park, bicycling to the fair in safety has never been easier.

And don’t forget that we’re well on our way to creating a new access road to the fairgrounds from College Avenue/C.R. 36 south of the grounds. The bridge over Rock Run Creek is a hurdle that’s been cleared, but we’re still raising funds to build the access road. Interested in helping? Click here to see what we’ve done already and what we have planned.

 

 

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