Friday, July 25, 2014
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 Sandy Jenkins, left, congratulates her grandson Jackson Jenkins after he competed in the pedal car races at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Thursday, July 24, 2014. Jackson's cousin Morgan Jenkins, right, holds Jackson.

Children started the day with pedal car races before the big boys took over at the grandstand for the Lucas Oil Tractor Pull.


Posted at 11:50 p.m.
 Andy and Cheryl Gall, Elkhart County 4-H Swine Club leaders, pose for a photo in front of the swine barn at the fair on Thursday, July 24, 2014. They are retiring as organizational leaders of the club after 30 years.

Andy and Cheryl Gall have hundreds of kids — 4-H kids, that is. 


Posted 56 minutes ago
   Luis Lozano (center) of Goshen smiles as he talks with friends during Latino Bands Night at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Park Stage.


Posted at 9:00 p.m.
 Matt Crowl warms up before the slam dunk competition Thursday night at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen. Krowl placed first  in the competition.
Posted at 12:06 a.m.

Drew Schermerhorn topped Jonathan Wilkinson for the 3-point crown while Matt Crowl prevailed in the dunk contest Thursday, July 24, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Seven teams also took 3-on-3 honors.

  Hilary Laidig, center, tries to block Becca Kropf, left, Thursday afternoon during the girls 16 and over 3 on 3 semi-finals at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted at 10:35 p.m.

Seven 3-on-3 teams were also crowned on the last day of basketball activity.

 Shirley Hershberger spins wool into yarn with a hand wheel at the Home and Family Arts building on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen. Hershberger and other spinners and weavers gave a craft demonstration July 24 at the fair.
Posted at 8:30 p.m.

Local spinners say it’s an art that needs to get going again.

 This tractor was provided for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair tractor pull in honor of Denny Fisher, a volunteer and coordinator who passed away this year after 35 years working with the event. Staff and volunteers paid tribute to Fisher at the tractor pull Thursday, July 24.
Posted at 8:18 p.m.

Volunteers wore “Remembering Denny” T-shirts. The announcer called for 30 seconds of silence in tribute to the former Elkhart County 4-H tractor pull volunteer.

 Visitors to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair sit in the grandstands and watch the tractor pull Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Posted at 7:45 p.m.

Date? Family reunion? Father-son day? All that and more happens at the fair’s tractor pull.

 Gabbie Yeazel (left) and llama Ulla won a costume contest Thursday, July 24, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted at 7:03 p.m.

Among costume contestants is Gabby Yeazel, who has animals in almost every barn on the grounds.

 A screenshot from Aaron Vos' aerial video of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Vos uses a drone equipped with a camera to record video at the fair.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:59 p.m.

A local business owner is recording birds-eye videos of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds for the fair board.

 Ray Defrates' stands by his booth Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds. Defrates guesses the age, birth month or weight of fairgoers. If he's wrong, the fairgoers win a prize.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Ray Defrates has been guessing fairgoers' ages, birth months and weight for almost 20 years at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 A race worker sweeps the track before the next competitor starts a heat of the tractor pull at the Strongman Competition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19, 2014. Competitors compete at pulling a tractor, throwing heavy logs, carrying kegs up a steep hill as well as an obstacle course.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair medics typically worry about people getting too hot when they visit the fair. That hasn't been as much of a problem this year.

 This article from the July 28, 1970, edition of The Elkhart Truth details information from the annual fair queen contest. Cheryl Landaw was crowned the 1970 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

Join us as we travel back in time to see what the fair was like in 1970.


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