94th annual Whitley County 4-H Fair planned for July 13-19

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County 4-H Fair, considered by some to be the best week of the summer, is less than a month away.

This year’s fair is July 13-19, and will showcase the talents of Whitley County’s youth.

The fair will feature exhibits, competitions, livestock, food and grandstand entertainment. The 4-H Fair highlights the heritage of the Whitley County community, and its ties to agriculture, industry and businesses that are the backbone of the community.

“The Whitley County 4-H Fair has always been a time and place for family and friends to meet and come together to support, and encourage our young people,” said Jeff Geiger, Whitley County 4-H Inc. president. “Whether it be viewing the projects on the hill or watching the livestock shows, the 4-H Fair is the culmination of the youths’ yearlong hard work.”

The fair also brings the chance to get your fill of the famous 4-H ice cream, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, mint chocolate, lemon, twist and maple.

This year will not disappoint with its grandstand events.

“Entertainment events are always a great way to unwind at the end of a busy day at the fair,” Geiger said. “We are excited to have Diamond J Rodeos bringing back an expanded show for the fair this year.”

Last year’s new event, Peg Perego Tough Track Contest, designed for kids from 3-9 years old, will be back. Sign-up is 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the gazebo.

The Powder Puff Demo Derby has been moved back to Wednesday night. Other events include:

• Saturday night, Demolition Derby

• Sunday afternoon, Antique Tractor Pull

• Sunday night, 4WD Truck Pull.

• Monday night, Toughest Truck Contest.

• Tuesday night, Farmer Olympics.

Local vendors represented in the commercial building are waiting on your visit, while our local Ag Museum and antique tractor displays are second to none.

Admission to the 4-H Fair is free and there is no charge for parking. This year’s fair partners are Holzinger Seed Service, Subaru of Fort Wayne and Wheeler Mechanical.

For more information, visit whitleycounty4h.com.

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