The Elkhart County 4-H Fair is my favorite 10 days of summer.  So here are my 5 tips for enjoying the fair.

  1. If you go on Sunday, when admission is free, go early.
  2. If you spend most of the day at the fair, make sure you spend Noon to 2 p.m. in the air conditioned buildings.  The first building is the 4-H exhibit building, and you get to see the great projects that the 4-H kids did all throughout the year.  The other air conditioned building is the Ag Hall, and in there, you can see what great gardeners we have.
  3. Bring Cash
  4. If you want to see a show, make sure you come early (for a 8 p.m. show) show up for a seat about 2 p.m.  Bring food and cards; it will help you pass time while you’re waiting.
  5. Great food at the fair, and if you over indulge a little, just spend time walking through the commercial buildings to burn off those extra calories.


The fair is a great way to spend time in Amish Country, hope to see you there.