Free entrance day, parade in store for third day of Elkhart County 4-H Fair

    Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the fair Sunday, July 20.

    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

    When it comes to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, the third day is a big one. On Sunday, July 20, entrance to the fair is at no charge. 

    If you plan to attend today, here are some of the activities going on that you may want to catch.


    Goshen is expected to see mostly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the lower 80s by mid-afternoon, according to the National Weather Service

    As the evening arrives, the warm temperatures will continue, dropping to a low of 62 degrees. Winds are expected to stay at 5 mph, according to Accuweather.com.


    The Elkhart County 4-H Fair parade kicks off at about 1:30 p.m. from Linway Plaza, in the 500 block of W. Lincoln Avenue, passing through downtown Goshen and heading toward the fairgrounds. The parade will pass the Grandstand at about 2:15 p.m.

    The Parade 5,000 Race starts at 1:20 p.m.and will run along the Elkhart County Fair Parade route. Registration was online, but you can watch the race just before the parade kicks off.

    For the first time, the fair will host a concert Sunday evening with free track seats. Don’t miss the Francesca Battistelli concert at 8 p.m. in the Grandstand. 


    Are you an early bird? Sunday is the last day with a scheduled balloon chase. The hot air balloons take off from the in-field track area at 6:45 a.m.

    Sunday is Healthy Heart Day at the Elkhart General Hospital tent, and Cancer Prevention Day at the IU Health Goshen Health tent. Visit their tents for screenings and information between noon and 8 p.m.

    The Miracle of Life Calving Center is an exhibit that offers fairgoers the chance to see animals being born. The tent is on the northeast side of the fairgrounds, near Gate 2, and will be open to the public between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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