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 See something you recognize? Lost items that were turned into the fair office can be retrieved until Aug. 29. After that, they'll be sent to charity or thrown out.

Items turned into the fair office include keys, phones, clothing, bags, shoes and a stroller.


Posted at 7:34 p.m.
 Fairgoers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Total attendance during fair week was about 269,000.

Food and auction sales broke records at the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.


Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.
 Police are investigating a report of a 59-year-old man who flashed his privates at a 15-year-old boy at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Police say a 59-year-old man exposed himself to a 15-year-old boy on Saturday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.


Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.
 David Holderman helps prepare corn on the cob and burgers Thursday, July 24, at the Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club cafeteria at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

The Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club is challenging fairgoers at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to finish a one-pound burger, but David Holderman said it's not the biggest burger he's ever served.

 Paul Messerschmidt the Gooseman holds Flowers the skunk in his arms Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Paul Messerschmidt herds a gaggle of costumed geese around the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, telling fairgoers tall tales about his feathered friends.

 Thirteen-year-old Rachel Cox holds her cat, Millie, up during a cat costume contest Friday, July 25, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Rachel and Millie emerged as the grand champions for their spaghetti and meatball costume.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 9:10 p.m.

Nine cats and their owners competed in the cat costume contest Friday, July 25, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 A demolition derby entertained the crowd at the grandstand at  the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Updated on July 26, 2014 at 9:24 p.m.

The 2014 Nation-wide Demolition Derby packed an estimated 8,000 people into the Grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 Steven Duffy takes off his helmet after crashing into the cement barriers in front of the grandstand during races at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 26, 2014. Duffy was able to regroup and race later in the day.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 7:59 p.m.

It was a good day for local motorcycle racers at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 26.

 Madison Miller, 17, gives her dairy cow a hug and a kiss before entering the ring for the Open Dairy Class judging at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 6:43 p.m.

View a gallery of motorcycle races, ring action from the open dairy show and a few features from Saturday, July 26.

 Despite many improvements since 2008, the free Wi-Fi coverage at the Elkhart County 4-H can be spotty, especially during crowded days.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.

Even with a number of improvements, the free Wi-Fi at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair can still be spotty, especially on days with strong attendance.

 Fair goers make their way along food row as they contemplate what to eat for dinner at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Friday, July 22, 2011.   (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.

Food sales are up, wireless internet is down. Here are the highlights of this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair. 

 4 H'ers walk through the Beef Club barn before the start of the auction at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014. Church Community Services received a donation of $15,400 and meat for the Seed to Feed food pantry when 4-H member Lane Flowers donated his steer at auction.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 3:34 p.m.

Nappanee 4-H’er Lane Flowers donated his steer and the money from its sale to Church Community Services at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair beef auction Friday.

 Vendors at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair say business was better than usual this year because of the weather. Pictured: A couple ready for the rodeo walks down food row before the action begins at the grandstand Friday, July 25, 2014.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.

Vendors at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair say business was better than usual this year because of cool temperatures during fair week.


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