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Jade Snyder drapes her disc of pizza dough over her head after competing in the pizza toss at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Kids Day on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Auctions, Green Earth Education Day headline Friday at Elkhart County 4-H Fair
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

The eighth day of the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is Green Earth Education Day, when fairgoers get all the fun of the fair with an added environmental education bonus.

If you plan to attend Friday, July 25, here are some of the activities you might want to catch.


Green Earth Education Day kicks off at 10 a.m. and includes a Thrifty Shopping Fashion Show at noon, a Naturalist Talk on turtles, frogs and snakes at 1:45 p.m., and a scavenger hunt prize drawing at 4:55 p.m. All Green Earth Education Day events take place at the Heritage Park Stage.

Friday is also the big auction day at the fair. Starting with sheep at 9 a.m. and continuing on into the evening with beef at 6:30 p.m., auctions are scattered throughout the entire day.

Last year’s 4-H auction was record-breaking, raising more than $1 million for 4-H youths.


Friday’s Rodeo is a free grandstand event at 1 and 8 p.m.

The “Bursting with Blueberries” contest begins with registration at 11 a.m. in the Home & Family Arts Building. Contestants will bring in their best recipes that use blueberries as a main ingredient. Judging will be at noon.

Think you’ve got what it takes to fold the farthest-flying paper airplane? Registration for the Paper Airplane Flying Contest (youth and adult) begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Activities Pad, with the contest starting at 6 p.m.

If you’re in the mood for something cute, check out the 4-H Cat Costume judging, which will be at 6 p.m. in the 4-H Cat/Dog Building.

For the evening’s musical entertainment, Latino Bands will perform at the Heritage Park Stage from 7 to 10 p.m.


Friday morning temperatures are expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the upper-60s and mid-70s, according to

As the evening progresses, however, clouds are expected to build into a thunderstorm at about 6 p.m. and conditions will be mostly cloudy afterward through the end of the night, according to AccuWeather.