The nine-day Elkhart County 4-H Fair is now open after a ribbon cutting ceremony on the grandstand stage.
“It is one of the best attractions in the nation,” said Wakarusa Town Manager Jeff Troxel, one of many area dignitaries on the stage for the ceremony.
Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman agreed, saying, “without all the hundreds of volunteers that make this happen, it wouldn’t happen. It really is one of the premier events in the nation, larger than some of the state fairs.”
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski spoke, along with a representative of U.S. Sen Dan Coats, the local district director for the Indiana State Fair, and Kyle Hannon of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and Nick Kieffer of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce.
Tim Yoder, this year’s fair board president, cut the ribbon and announced, “We are open. Have fun!”