Boone County 4-H Fair to run July 22-28

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By Kelsey Ligon

The Boone County 4-H Fair committee has announced this season’s fair lineup for 2016. The fair will run from July 22 to 28 at the 4-H fairgrounds in Lebanon, at 1300 E. County Rd. 100 S., Lebanon. The fairgrounds are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is no fee for parking or entrance.

This year’s fair includes many favorites from previous years such as the Sherriff Dunk Tank, a dog costume contest, a rabbit costume contest and inflatable games each evening.

Visitors will have the opportunity each day to enjoy a 4-H livestock show with different animals featured on a given day: cattle, goats, rabbits, alpaca, llama, cats, dogs, horses and ponies, poultry and waterfowl, sheep and swine. Additionally, the Young MacDonald’s Farm will be open each day for families to visit with young farm animals.

Prior to the start of the fair, the Boone Count 4-H Fair Queen will be crowned July 17. Below are a few favorite season highlights to catch.

July 22
Families can enjoy the 4-H Fashion Revue in which participants have the opportunity to show off their homemade garments. The show is at 6 p.m.

July 23
A visit on July 23 can include a trip to the National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Invitational at 8:30 a.m., the Talent Contest at 7 p.m. and a performance by The Sundown Band from 5 to 7 p.m.

July 26
July 26 is Family Day, and there will be a special focus on kids. Kids can participate in the Pedal Tractor Pull in which they show off their strength by pulling a sled 50 feet. The pull starts at 5 p.m.

July 27
July 27 is Pioneer Day, with exhibits and activities from yesteryear such as blacksmithing, butter churning and Indian arrowhead making. This year’s Pioneer Day will also feature mechanical bull rides, for the first time.

July 28
The fair will end July 28 with the Battle of the Barns in which 4-H members compete in Olympic-style challenges. Battle of the Barns will begin at 1 p.m.

For more, visit extension.purdue.edu/Boone.


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