Blackford County 4-H & Open Fair

 Welcome to the Blackford County 4-H & Open Fair.  We are hard at work planning for our next two county fairs.  We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to join us for good, old fashioned, family FUN!

Check back often for updates!

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2015

June 20 Barn Set Up

June 27 Open Hog Show

July 6 - 9 Project Judging

4-H:  Where City & Country Meet

July 10 - 18 Blackford County 4-H & Open Fair

Friday, July 10

6:00 pm     Clover Pageant Registration - Outside Stage - Kim Pitts & Becki Cale

8:00 pm     Talent Show - $5 for contestants to perform - Outside Stage - Aaron Henderson

Saturday, July 11

7:00 am - 9:30 am              4-H Swine Entry

10:00 am - 12:30 pm          4-H Goat & Sheep Entry

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm              4-H Poultry & Rabbit Entry

7:00 pm                             ITPA Truck Pull - Track - Rachael Banter

                                         5 y/o and under FREE, 6-12 y/o $5, 13 & up $10 to watch

Sunday, July 12

7:00 am                         4-H Horse Show Registration

8:00 am - 6:00 pm         4-H Horse Show - H & P Arena

11:00 am - 2:30 pm       4-H Beef & Dairy Entry

11:00 am                      New Community Church Service - Tent - Aaron Henderson

5:30 pm                        Vespers & Men of Mercy Concert - Tent - Kyle & Courtney Lechien

7:30 pm                        Queen Contest - Outside Stage

Monday, July 13

8:00 am          4-H Rabbit Show

6:00 pm          2015 Blackford Co. 4-H Parade 

7:00 pm          Registration for Clover Mud Crawl - Southwest end of Fairgrounds - Kim Pitts,

                       Aaron Henderson DJ - $5 per individual, $10 per team of 2

7:00 pm          Tractor Exhibition - North of barns - Aaron Lechien

7:00 - 8:30 pm Petting Zoo 

7:30 pm          Food Auciton - Outside Stage

7:30 pm          Clover Mud Crawl Individual and Team Competition - Southwest end of

                       fairgrounds 

Tuesday, July 14

8:00 am         4-H Poultry Show

4:30 pm         4-H Swine Show

6:00 pm         Registration for Kiddie Tractor Pull - Tent

6:30 pm         Kiddie Tractor Pull - Tent

7:30 pm         Joshlyn Crouch Concert - Outside Stage - Kim Pitts

Wednesday, July 15

8:00 am          4-H Goat Show - Show Ring

6:00 pm          4-H Beef Show - Show Ring

6:00 pm          Tractor Show & Contests - Pulling Track - Aaron Lechien & Les Bales

7:00 pm          BMX Show - Location to be Determined - Stevie Heiser

8:00 pm          Registration for Pie Eating Contest - Tent 

8:30 pm          Pie Eating Contest

Thursday, July 16

8:00 am          4-H Sheep Show

11:00 am        4-H Dairy Show

4:00 pm          Livestock Judging Contest - Show Ring - Craig Pierson/Mike Moore

6:00 pm          Gates open for Hog Wrestling $5 entrance with 5 y/o and under free

7:00 pm          Hog Wrestling - $40 a team of 4 in advance & $50 day of entry 

                      East end of Fairgrounds - Rachael Banter 

                      $5 per team to play a theme song of their choice as they are introduced

Friday, July 17

9:00 am               Supreme Showmanship - Show Ring

12:30 pm             Team Subway Eating Contest - $5 a team - Tent - Stevie Heiser

6:00 pm               4-H Livestock Auction - Show Ring

9:00 pm              Family Movie night provided by Lighthouse Church - Outside Stage - Kim Pitts

Saturday, July 18

8:00 am           4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Outside Stage

                       After 4-H Contest  4-H Alumni Tractor Driving Contest  $10 per person - West Lawn

9:00 am           4-H Dog Show - East 4-H Barns

9:00 am           Beta Sigma Phi 5K Run

3:30 pm           Show Time Dance Studio Performance - Tent - Amanda Slentz

4:30 pm           Dress Review - Outside Stage

5:00 pm           4-H Awards - Outside Stage

5:00 pm           Mini Horse Pull - Horse Arena - Al Kessler

6:45 pm           Dance Club - Show Ring

7:00 pm           Draft Horse Pull - Horse Arena - Al Kessler

7:15 pm           Country King & Queen Contest - Show Ring

7:30 pm           Silent Auction bidding ends - Jennifer Henderson

8:30 pm           Silent Auction winners announced - Southside of 4-H Building

9:00 - midnight  4-H Barn Dance - Livestock Arena - for all current Blackford County 4-H members

Monday, July 20

6 pm  4-H Barn, Building and Grounds Clean Up - ALL 4-H members are encouraged to attend and help take care of YOUR 4-H Fairgrounds.

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2016

June 18 Barn Set Up

June 25 Open Hog Show

June 27-30 Project Judging

July 8 - 16 Blackford County 4-H & Open Fair

By Rae Ann O'Neill, County Extension Director
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