Thursday, July 24, 2014
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   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 33 minutes ago
 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.

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


Posted 1 hour ago
 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.

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.


Posted 1 hour ago
 Visitors to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair sit in the grandstands and watch the tractor pull Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Posted 1 hour ago

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 2 hours ago

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 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 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 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 at 12:04 p.m.

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

 Ellie Lengacher showed the calf pictured at the 4-H fair this year. She won senior showmanship, first in her class and medium weight champion.
Posted at 10:29 a.m.

Ellie Lengacher, who shows calves at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, says 4-H is about learning responsibility, building community and supporting fellow participants. 

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:13 a.m.

Fair goers shouldn’t be alarmed when the new tornado sirens go off Thursday afternoon, July 24 — it’s just a test.

 Kody Stutzman channels Javert at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent show with
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:23 a.m.

Organizers for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent contest are asking more local teens to join the competition.

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

If you plan to attend today, here are some of the activities going on that you may want to catch.


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