Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

DSC_0064It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands.

While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty more going on today.

IMG_1403The weather will be great, with a high in the mid 80s and only a chance of spotty showers this evening.

Rides are open from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m., and it’s a wristband day, with all-you-can-ride wristbands on sale for $25 through 9 p.m.

Today’s the best option for the rest of the fair for seeing the 4-H animals, since the auction starts tomorrow. In addition, the 4-H Round Robin showmanship competitions are this evening, pitting each club’s top showman against the others with all the animals. The small-animal competition starts at 6 p.m. in the Beef/Dairy Arena, and the large-animal competition starts at 8 p.m. As a special treat, 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen Gabrielle Birr is one of the competitors this evening.

For another fun 4-H treat, check out the live Angry Birds event next to the 4-H Poultry Barn at 2:30 p.m., followed by the chicken flying contest.

And while Wednesday was kids’ day, there is plenty for children to enjoy for the rest of the fair. The pedal pull contest starts at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the activities pad on the north side of Heritage Park.


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