KENTLAND — Plans are being finalized for the 2019 edition of the 100th Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair. As always, there will be some usual favorites and some changes in store for those attending the fair this year. Come support your community at the Newton County Fair.

Exciting Schedule Planned

The fair will unofficially begin on Saturday, July 13th with the Open Class Beef Show at 11:00 am and the heart pounding racing of Standardbred horses at 12:00 pm at the Grandstand race track.

On Sunday, July 14, Church Night will continue its tradition at the fair with a concert featuring A Natural High at 7:00 pm in the Sheep Arena.

Monday, July 15th offers the Little Miss and Mister Contest at 6:30 pm and the Teen and Queen Pageant follows at 8:00 pm. In between the contests at 7:30 pm, the fair will host the Centennial Kick Off, which will include the Indiana Skydivers soaring into the grandstand infield.

This evening also marks the opening of the Big Bounce Fun House Amusements. Come ride all the rides you like for one price; every night is a bracelet night ($10). Also available is the PUN’KIN VINE SPECIAL — ride all week (Monday through Saturday) for $30.00. Visit the website at for details or stop by the fair office to get your special pass.

Next is Tuesday, July 16, the day of crash and smash in the grandstands, the Demo Derby starts at 7:30 pm. Come watch the thrills of the show and see who is the last car running. The 4-H Pork Cho Supper starts at 5 p.m. in the Green Building. The Pedal Tractor Pull is back and will be gearing up at 5:30 pm just east of the Sheep Arena.

Wednesday night is Earth Night at the Fair! Visit the sheep barn between 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm and check out all the free activities and give-aways. The Brook United Methodist Church will be hosting a Robeye Steak Sandwich Dinner from 5 to 7 pm in the Green Building. In addition,4-H Night at the Fair will be held in the Grandstand at 7:00 pm. 4-H members will be awarded for their accomplishments, followed by the Battle of the Barns rivalry.

Then, it’s Thursday, July 18. At 4:00 p.m. come be a taste tester at the People’s Choice 4H Barbeque Contest. The IPRA RODEO is coming back to the grandstand at 7 pm, grab your hat and boots and cheer on your favorite cowboy and cowgirl.

Friday, July 19, don’t forget dinner. The South Newton Single Young Farmers will be hosting their Fish Fry from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Green Building. The 4-H Livestock Auction is at 6:00 pm. The Antique Tractor Parade will chug along at 6:30 p.m. through the fairgrounds and around the grandstand track. Afterwards, the NTPA Truck and Tractor Pull will pull its way across the track at 7:00 pm.

On July 20, Saturday is the time to celebrate! What better way to do that than with another edition of the “Country in the Country” concert series sponsored by the Newton County Fair, Fair Oaks Farms, and Wilson Industrial. This year fairgoers can enjoy the musical artistry of The Oak Ridge Boys! The grand finale of the 100th Newton County Fair will include fireworks after the concert. Tickets are available by visiting the website at Don’t miss the music and fireworks Saturday, July 20th at 8:00 p.m.

And don’t forget all the Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair events can be found at and on the Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair Facebook page.

As you can see there’s something for everyone at this year’s Pun’kin Vine Fair. Great events and exciting times await fairgoers all week long. Make sure to visit the fairgrounds several times during the week and take advantage of all the Newton County Fair has to offer.