The Porter County
Fair kicks off this week with a full schedule of events and free
entertainment provided by local 4-H clubs.
the 4-H 4-Mile Hustle, the Taste of 4-H Foods Auction, the Celebration Sale,
and the Master Showmanship Contest.
The fair opens
officially at 12 p.m. this Thursday at the county fairgrounds, located at
217 E. Division Road -- east of Indiana 49. Admission is $6 per person or
free before 12 p.m. on all days of the fair.
The 4-H Exhibit
Building will open at 10 a.m. on all days except for Thursday, July 17 and
Sunday, July 20, when it will open at noon.
Following is a
daily list of 4-H related shows and events that can be enjoyed by the public
during the fair from July 17-26:
Thursday, July 17 -
4-H Dog Obedience Show will be in the Livestock Show Arena at 8 a.m. and 4-H
Dog Showmanship will be at 11 a.m. in the Show Arena.
Friday, July 18 -
Rabbit Check-in will be from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Rabbit/Poultry Barn
followed by the 4-H Rabbit Show at 1 p.m. Dog check-in will be from 1 to 2
p.m. in the Show Arena for the 4-H Dog Agility Show at 2 p.m. The 4-H Model
Bridge Strength Test and Breaking Exhibition will be at the Buggy Wheel
Pavilion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Open Draft Horse Show starts at 6 p.m. at the
Saturday, July 19 -
The 4-H 1/4-mile Family Fun Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. along with the 4-H
4-Mile Hustle beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 4-H Draft Horse Show will begin at
9 a.m. in the Horse Arena. The 4-H Rabbit Show is at 9 a.m. in the
Rabbit/Poultry Barn. 4-H Barbecue Set-up and competition starts at 10 a.m.
inside the Park Place Pavilion. Taste of 4-H Foods Auction begins at 12 p.m.
inside the Buggy Wheel Pavilion. Check-in for the 4-H Dog Show is from 4 to
5 p.m. in the Show Arena with the Dog Show at 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 --
Check-in for the Cat Show is from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Show Arena followed by
the Cat Show at 1 p.m. 4-H Music Project Performances will be given in the
Park Place Pavilion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The 4-H Beef Carcass on Hoof Show
will start at 6 p.m. in the Show Arena. The 4-H Goat Project Costume Class
is at 7 p.m. in the Show Arena.
Monday, July 21 -
The 4-H Lamb Carcass on Hoof and Royale Class Show will start at 8 a.m. in
the Show Arena, followed by the 4-H Market Lamb Show and Lamb Lead Show at 9
a.m. The 4-H Horse and Pony Project Test will be given at 11 a.m. at the
Horse Arena and at 1 p.m. starts the Horse and Pony Trail Classes. The 4-H
Swine Show is at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22 -
The 4-H Market Swine show is at 8 a.m. in the Show Arena Horse and Pony
English Classes are at 10 a.m. at the Horse Arena. At 5 p.m. in the Show
Arena is the 4-H Goat Show.
Wednesday, July 23
- Pigeons judging takes place 8:30 a.m. in the Rabbit/Poultry Barn followed
by the 4-H Poultry Show at 9 a.m. The 4-H Cattle Groom Contest starts at
9:30 a.m. in the Show Arena followed by the 4-H Beef Show at 10 a.m. Horse
and Pony Western Classes are at 10 a.m. in the Horse Arena.
Thursday, July 24 -
The 4-H Dairy Show begins at 8 a.m. in the Show Arena. The 4-H Poultry Show
begins at 9 a.m. in the Rabbit/Poultry Barn. Horse and Pony Halter Classes
are at 10 a.m. in the Horse Arena; The 4-H Celebration Sale starts at 6 p.m.
inside the Show Arena. Horse and Pony Versatility Classes are at 6 p.m. at
the Horse Arena.
Friday, July 25 -
The 4-H Rooster Crowing Contest begins at 10 a.m. in Rabbit/Poultry Barn.
Horse and Pony Gaming Events are at 10 a.m. in the Horse Arena. The Youth
Livestock Judging Contest starts at 1 p.m. in the Show Arena. The Master
Showmanship Contest begins with its opening ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Horse
Arena and will later move into the Show Arena.
Saturday, July 26 -
At 10 a.m. the 4-H Miniature Equine Show takes place in the Show Arena. Open
Draft Horse Show Ground Driving will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Horse
Arena with the Open Draft Horse Show Hitch Class at 5 p.m. The Battle of the
Barns games and 4-H Ten-Year Member Recognition starts at 7 p.m. in the Show
Porter County 4-H
staff will be available daily to answer questions at the 4-H Fair Office
inside the 4-H Exhibit Building.