Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today at the fair: Friday, July 26

Here's a look at highlights of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for Friday, July 25.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — It’s Green Earth Education Day in Heritage Park with displays up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day with a high near 78 degrees and mild winds with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The chance for showers and storms will go up to about 40 percent after 8 p.m.


It’s rodeo day at the fair, with an afternoon performance at 1 p.m. and then an evening performance at 8 p.m. In between, there’s a 5 p.m. horse pulling contest.


It’s Latino Bands night on the park stage from 7 to 10 p.m. During the day, there’s a noon recycled fashion show as part of Green Earth Education Day.


It is auction day in the sheep/swine arena during the morning and afternoon and in the beef/dairy arena in the evening. It’s the day when all the work pays off for the youths in the 4-H animal clubs, so come out and bid on their animals. If you win and don’t want one, Church Community Services would be glad to have the meat donated.

The 4-H Saddle Club will have contests and performances at various points during the day and will recognize retiring members around 6 p.m.


Composting is the featured topic today, with sessions at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Ag Hall.


The youth and adult paper-airplane-flying contest happens at 5:30 p.m. on the activities pad in Heritage Park, with registration starting at 5 p.m. Do you have what it takes to make a record flight?


The IU Health Goshen tent will focus on wellness today, while the Elkhart General tent will focus on emergency services. Health screenings are available in both tents.


Ÿ 2,000: Dollars donated Wednesday by the parade road run, half to the 4-H organization and half to the fair

Ÿ 17: Animals born Tuesday in the youth ag area, with one calf, two goat kids and 14 piglets

Ÿ 45: Years the longest exhibitor in the commercial exhibits building has been coming to the fair

Ÿ 3,300: Approximate number of 4-H animals at the fair

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