Traffic Got You Down? We’re Working To Help You

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Here’s the exact location of the new bridge over Rock Run Creek southeast of the developed fairgrounds (the track is the large oval just north of the pond).

With the Elkhart County 4-H Fair now in the second half of its nine-day run, hundreds of thousands of people have come to the fair already. That means that in the afternoons, it can be slow going to get here (though click here for details on the express — not shortest, but quickest — routes), and when the concerts get out, leaving the grounds isn’t a quick process.

That will hold true for tomorrow’s Lucas Oil PPL Tractor & Truck Pull, for Friday’s Rodeo and Saturday’s Nation-Wide Demolition Derby.

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Our just-finished bridge will be ready for fair traffic once we raise enough money to build the road from the parking areas to C.R. 36.

We purchased neighboring land and roughly doubled the size of the fairgrounds a few years ago, and we’ve been working on improvements since then, including new restrooms, improved parking trams and a better parking entrance and exit at Gate 7 on C.R. 34. But possibly most exciting and impactful, we finished a timber bridge to cross Rock Run Creek before the fair so that we will one day soon have an additional entrance/exit point to our Fairgrounds on C.R. 36/College Avenue.

We’re still raising money for the new roadway, but with the completion of the bridge, the biggest hurdle has been crossed.

For more information on everything we’re doing to improve guests’ visits to the fair, click here.

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