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Emilie McDowell reacts to the sounds of the tractor pull at the fair on July 29, 2010. The four-and-a-half-year-old from Elkhart was at her first tractor pull and fair. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)
Today at the fair: Thursday, July 25

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — It promises to be another busy day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with the sounds of the nationally known Lucas Oil PPL tractor and truck pull rumbling across the grounds.

WEATHER

The forecast is again beautiful for the fair, with the National Weather Service predicting a high of 76 degrees. After an overnight low in the low 50s, if you’re headed to the fair in the morning hours, you may want to dress in layers.

AT THE GRANDSTANDS

Tractor pull action takes place all day, with farm tractors starting their runs at 8 a.m. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League action cranks up at noon and will run into the evening.

ON THE PARK STAGE

Two rounds of Bring It! Game Day will happen on the park stage, with registration staring a half-hour before the 5 and 7 p.m. start times.

FOOD

Grab a haystack at the 4-H Dairy Feeder Calf Club’s booth on Rotary Boulevard near the grandstands.

4-H FEATURE

The 4-H clubs will compete for bragging rights, with each club’s top showperson showing off all the other clubs’ animals in the small-animal Round Robin competition at 6 p.m. in the Beef/Dairy Arena, and the large animal clubs will compete at 8 p.m.

It’s also the last good day to catch all the animals in their barns and tents, since the 4-H auction starts Friday morning.

MASTER GARDENERS

Today’s talks will be about becoming a master gardener, with those sessions happening in Ag Hall at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

ALSO SEE

The Goshen Farmer’s Market will be in the Youth Ag Tent in the Farmstead from noon to 7 p.m.

HEALTH FOCUS

The Elkhart General Hospital tent will focus on diabetes prevention and awareness, while the IU Health Goshen tent will focus on women’s health today. Both tents will offer health screening tests.

FAIR FACTS

Ÿ 449: 4-H Leaders in Elkhart County this year

Ÿ 3,980: Number of cars parked in overflow lots Monday

Ÿ 6: Cars left in fair parking lots overnight Monday

Ÿ 12: People who chartered helicopter rides between the Goshen airport and the fairgrounds to avoid traffic Wednesday