The Fountain County Fair is preparing to launch a week of shows and activities that demonstrates the devotion to the agriculture and consumer sciences that 4-Hers have been working to perfect and submit in their projects for judging.
Jason Stonecipher, the 4-H Council President, explained that the fair is one that doesn’t have a carnival/midway like some fairs, but there will be lots of games and activities targeted to be fun for everyone in the family.
Activities begin July 12 with Nucor Steel as the corporate sponsor, and the highlights of the schedule includes a concert by Nashville Recording Artist Austin Lee at 7 p.m.; Saturday’s events are sponsored in part by Waynetown Ag Center, and there will be a pancake breakfast, 4-H Dairy Show (cows and goats, a tractor pull as well as the Jonah Fish fry from 4:30-7:30 with a baked good auction and then the queen contest will begin at 7 p.m.
Sunday will be everything family, sponsored by Mindy Deno Insurance Agency; there will be a church service in the morning from 8-9 a.m., the horse and pony show will be at 9 a.m., the Little Mr. and Miss 4-H contest, and the baby contest and 4-H Fashion Revue are also in the calendar for the day with an Gospel Night wrapping the events on sunday beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Monday’s events calendar are sponsored by ADM Grain Company. The Swine show is at 9 a.m. The beef supper is sponsored by the Fountain Co. Beef Cattleman’s Association and catered by the Beef House of Covington. The Grand Champion Sine show will begin at 7 p.m.
Tuesday events are sponsored by AHW LLC and will include the Beef Show, the Cat show, the Indiana Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive if anyone wants to make an appointment. additional events on Tuesday include Kids Night from 5-9 p.m., there will be a pet and hobby parade and finally the Grand Champion Beef Drive will take place and 7 p.m.
The Fountain Trust Company is the corporate sponsor for Wednesday’s events which include the Boer goat show at 9 a.m., the Dog obedience and agility showmanship show at 1 p.m. and the 4-H Master Showmanship contest at 7 p.m.. followed by the Battle of the Barns at 8:30 p.m.
July 18 is the final day, sponsored by Mike Alsop Chevrolet Buick. As 4-Hers clean up and are released with projects, there also will be a Fun Day for the 4-Hers from 10-11:30 with lunch provided. Also the Auction Buyers lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and the livestock auction will begin at 1:30 p.m. The big finale on Thursday will be a modified mini/lawn tractor pull event at 5 p.m.
“Our goals as a 4-H Fair council is to show that 4-H isn’t just agriculture,” Stonecipher said.