It’s Kids’ Day At The Fair And The Last Show Of The Concert Series

DSC_0572It’s Kids’ Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with a wide variety of events from now through 4 p.m., geared toward children.

It’s going to be another fair weather day, sunny and breezy with a high predicted around 87 (and the forecast for the rest of the fair includes even cooler temperatures). It’s also a good day to take in the 4-H livestock.

As always, children 9 and under get into the grounds for free, and there are special wristbands for Kiddieland rides for $12 and they’re good until noon.

When rides reopen at 1 p.m., all rides are only $1 each all day long.

Throughout Heritage Park, “we have free events for kids 13 and under,” said Kids’ Day Organizer Diane Wheatley. “We have a treasure hunt with 45 organizations participating and prizes at the end. We also have contests with prizes, like the watermelon roll and frog jump, and we have stage acts,” she said.

There are free fresh snacks for children in the garden of the Youth Ag Area just north of Heritage Park, next to Old MacDonald’s Barn.

At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Youth Ag Area there’s a “Farm to Table Cooking for Kids” class, where children can make their own pizza with the help of a professional chef.

ElkCoFairEliYoung2016This evening, the 4-H youth will receive scholarships on the grandstand stage at 7 p.m., and the Wolfe Brothers will take the stage at 8 p.m. to get the crowd ready for the Eli Young Band, the final entry in this year’s concert series.

Reserved track seats are still available for $35, and as always, seating is available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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