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Today at the fair - Saturday, July 20

Here are highlights of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for Saturday, July 20.
Posted on July 20, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 20, 2013 at 4:53 p.m.

GOSHEN — It’s day two of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but with the weather breaking overnight, Saturday, July 20, should be a nice day to spend at the fairgrounds off C.R. 34 just east of Goshen.


The heat advisory is gone! Saturday’s high should only reach the mid-80s, according to the National Weather Service office in North Webster. Morning clouds should give way to a mostly sunny afternoon, with breezes and only a 20 percent chance of storms.


Saturday night is the classic rock concert at 8 p.m., with Creedence Clearwater Revisited performing for the second time at the fair.


ZOOperstars! will perform at 5 and 7 p.m., with Silly Safaris at 6 and 8 p.m.


Try something out of the ordinary, like rabbit or buffalo, available on food row.


The 4-H beef showmanship competition starts at about 4:30 p.m. in the Beef/Dairy Arena. Come watch youths display their mastery of animals that vastly outweigh them.


Saturday’s theme is “Gardening for the Senses,” with presentations in the Ag Hall at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.


The strongman competition is a display of amazing feats in the farmstead area north of Heritage Park, starting at 9 a.m. Later in the day, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., you can catch the Arm Wrestling USA competition, which usually lands local people in the top of the Arm Wrestling USA rankings. That happens on the activities pad in Heritage Park.


The IU Health Goshen tent will focus on vascular health today, while the Elkhart General Hospital tent will focus on cancer prevention and awareness, with health screenings available in both air-conditioned locations.


Ÿ 741: Signs printed in the fair office during last year’s fair

Ÿ 4,516: Exhibits in the 4-H Exhibit Building at this year’s fair

Ÿ 100: Estimated number of competitors in today’s strongman competition

Ÿ 13: Heats in today’s harness racing

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