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2012 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Schedule

Here's today's schedule for the 2012 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 20, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Veterans’ Day and Senior Citizens’ Day

Senior citizens (age 62+) admitted free until 3 p.m.

Wristband Day: Buy a $22 wristband, ride from 12:30 to 11 p.m.

Wristbands sold until 9 p.m./Height restrictions for some rides/Presale ride voucher accepted

Friday, July 20

8 a.m.: Home & Family Arts Building Opens, Home & Family Art Open Class display

8 a.m. to closing: Veterans Day, Veterans registration. Veterans get in free with proof of service; Gate G

8:30 a.m.: Gates Open, All Gates $8 for 10 and older, 9 and under free

8:30 a.m.: 2012 Ribbon Cutting with President Jack Lengacher, official opening of the 2012 4-H Fair; Gate G.

8:30 a.m.: Veterans Recognition Program; Grandstand

9 a.m. to dusk: Barn Museum, Antique Farm display area with tractors, antique tractor/engines display, miniature horses, demonstrations to include bee keeping, blacksmithing and displays; Farmstead

9 a.m.: Sr. Queen Pageant, Senior Queen is chosen for 2012; Grandstand

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Joint screenings/fall risk assessments, screenings for senior health screenings for senior health event; IU Health Goshen Plaza

10 a.m. to dusk: Artistic chainsaw carving, wood carving using chainsaws demonstration; Farmstead

10 a.m.: 4-H & Ag Hall Exhibits on display, Ag Hall Opens; ECCC, Ag Hall

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Agriculture Day, Heritage Park, Ag Guest Speakers; Ag Exhibit Booths Event

10 a.m. to done: Open Class Guernsey Classic, Ayrshire & Brown Swiss; Open Class; B/D Arena

10 a.m.: Sr. Queen Pageant Entertainment, Goshen High School Music Department - Jazz Band, Camerata Chamber Orchestra & the Crimsonaires; Grandstand

11 a.m.: Commercial Buildings Open, Commercial exhibits open to the public; Outside Commercial Spaces

12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Carnival rides in operation, wristband day- Buy a $22 wristband and ride from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wristbands sold until 9 p.m., presale ride voucher accepted; Midway

1 p.m.: 4-H Rabbit Club Costume Contest, Costume judging for 4-H Rabbit Club; Rabbit Barn

1 to 3 p.m.: Craft potpourri; Home & Family Arts

1 p.m.: Master Gardener Talk — Vegetable gardening Part 1; Ag Hall

2 to 6 p.m.: Rabbit Club Ambassador Contest, breed ID and knowledge test; Rabbit Barn

2:30 p.m.: Master Gardener Talk, Vegetable gardening Part 2; Ag Hall

3 p.m.: Sea Lion Splash, free educational sea lion show; Family Entertainment Center

3 p.m.: Cheerleading Contest, area squads compete in level competition; Grandstand

3 p.m.: SOLUTIONS Action Sports — Bicycle Stunt Show; Basketball courts

4 p.m.: Master Gardener Talk, Vegetable gardening Part 3; Ag Hall

4 to 6 p.m.: Craft Potpourri; Home & Family Arts

5 p.m.: Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos, Comedy entertainment; Park Stage

5 to 7 p.m.: Premier Driving Course for Tots, free fun driving course for toddlers, certificates awarded to those completing the course, register at the time of event; Activities Pad

5 p.m.: 4-H Swine Judging Market Litters & Gilts; Sheep/Swine Barn

5 p.m.: Commercial Exhibits Judged, outside commercial spaces, awards given 1st through 6th place; Commercial Buildings

5 p.m.: 4-H Dog Agility Judging; 4-H Cat/Dog Building

5 p.m.: SOLUTIONS Action Sports — Bicycle Stunt Show; Basketball Courts

6 p.m.: Rockin’ Robots, Robots swingin’ to the music; Park Stage

6 p.m.: Sea Lion Splash, free educational sea lion show; Family Entertainment Center

6:30 p.m.: Horseshoe Pitching Contest, class G preregistration dates available from the director; Horseshoe Courts

7 p.m.: SOLUTIONS Action Sports — Bicycle Stunt Show; Basketball Courts

7 p.m.: Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos, Comedy entertainment; Park Stage

7:30 p.m.: Balloon Chase, watch hot air balloons take off and race, lift-off dependent on weather conditions; Infield-Track Area

7:30 p.m. (approx.): Open Class Swine Carcass Show, open class participation, weigh-in time 1 to 3:45 p.m., fee is $7 for Elkhart County, $15 for others, premiums awarded, non-kill show; Sheep/Swine Barn

8 p.m.: Fair Queen Contest, The 2012 fair queen is selected, contest limited to first 50 contestants, seating is free, preregistration and participation requirements apply; Grandstand

8 p.m.: Sea Lion Splash, free educational sea lion show; Family Entertainment Center

8 p.m.: Rockin’ Robots, Robots swingin’ to the music; Park Stage

9 p.m.: Home & Family Arts Closed; Home & Family Arts Bldg

9:45 p.m.: Balloon Glow, hot air balloons light up with lights and music following the fair queen contest; Infield-Track Area

10 p.m.: All Commercial Exhibits, Ag Hall & 4-H Exhibits Closed





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