Technically, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair starts Friday, July 18, but don’t tell that to the 4-H club members who showed up at the Elkhart County Community Center with their projects. 4-H projects in genealogy, sewing, cooking and clowning were judged Tuesday in open judging, where the club member is allowed to watch the judging.
Judging continues with 4-H fashion from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or so Friday, July 12, at NorthWood High School, and the revue is Saturday night. There also is project drop-off and closed judging from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, and more Wednesday, July 16, and Thursday, July 17. Projects deemed worthy are moved along to the state fair after the Elkhart County Fair ends.
The official dates for the Elkhart County 4-H fair are Friday, July 18, to Saturday, July 26. The 4-H projects judged today and in the next week will be on display in the Community Center during the fair.