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today's fair report
1. Auction breaks record
This year's Elkhart County 4-H Fair livestock auction raised $1,160,342.28 – an all-time record for the event.
2. Bring an umbrella
The forecast shows there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Otherwise, expect a mix of cloudy and sunny skies.
3. Seeing fireworks
The close of the fair will be celebrated with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. at the grandstand.
4. A cowboy's life
We sat down with a man competing in the rodeo to ask him five questions about being a cowboy.
5. The Senior Queen
Rosalie Bontrager, this year's Senior Queen, spared some time between her royal duties to chat with one of our reporters.

4-H fair's free Sunday concert features Francesca Battistelli

Attendees at Elkhart County 4-H Fair will be able to see Francesca Battistelli for free on Sunday, July 20.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

Fans of Francesca Battistelli can hear her perform for free at this year's fair.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair board announced Wednesday, March 26, that since admission to the fair is free on Sunday, July 20, they wanted to make entertainment that day free too. That means that track seats for Battistelli's performance are available at no cost.

"Families are a large part of Sunday attendance," Rich Utley, president-elect, said in a statement. "This change for 2014 will encourage more families to attend the concert and have fun together."

Just like all the other shows at the fair, seats for Sunday's concert are first come, first served.

Track seat tickets for other performances are $30 and go on sale May 31 at www.4hfair.org or at the fair office, 533-3247.

Here's this year's entertainment schedule

  • 3 Doors Down, Saturday, July 19
  • Francesca Battistelli, Sunday, July 20
  • Tyler Farr with special guest Parmalee, Monday, July 21
  •  Danielle Bradbery with special guests The Swon Brothers, Tuesday, July 22
  •  Justin Moore with special guest Joey Hyde, Wednesday, July 23

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks 



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schedule
Friday, July 18

20140718: 50
Saturday, July 19

20140719: 59
Sunday, July 20

20140720: 43
Monday, July 21

20140721: 63
Tuesday, July 22

20140722: 54
Wednesday, July 23

20140723: 81
Thursday, July 24

20140724: 52
Friday, July 25

20140725: 48
Saturday, July 26

20140726: 42



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