It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

DSC_0084This 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 Day in Heritage Park, with exhibits from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The community will spend all day supporting 4-Hers at the 4-H auction, where livestock and milk go on sale. Last year’s auction set a record, raising $1.3 million for 4-H youth, and today could set a new record.

Latino bands take the stage in Heritage Park starting at 6 p.m.

Today’s major event is the rodeo, with performances at 1 p.m. and at 8 p.m. in front of the grandstands. The afternoon performance has 55 entrants and the evening performance has 133 entrants — some of whom will compete after the performance itself is over.

Some of the entrants are world-class International Pro Rodeo Association competitors, and they range from as far away as Montana and South Carolina.

During the intermission for each show, there will be a performance by 5 charro horsemen.

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