Today, Wednesday at the fair


750 W. County Road 200S, near Southside Elementary School, on the west side of Columbus. General admission is free.


$5 per day on fairgrounds property or $7 a day on paved parking lot at Southside Elementary, operated by Columbus FFA. Fees collected starting at 1 p.m. daily except Wednesday, Kids Day, when fees are collected starting at 10 a.m.


Opens 5 p.m. today with rides, games, food booths operated by Burton Brothers Amusements of Shirley, Indiana. Wristband special 5 p.m. to close today, $23 or one free ticket per donated canned goods, with rides taking three to five tickets; wristband special noon to close on Wednesday, Kids Day, $15. Games cost $1 to $5 in cash. Food booths also take cash.


4-H Barrow Show & Showmanship, 10 a.m. today, Pavilion; Horse & Pony 4-H Fun Show & 4-H Costume Class, 6:30 p.m. today, Arena next to Horse Barn; 4-H Cat & Caged Critter shows, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Pavilion; Lil’ Wrangler Sheep Show, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pavilion; 4-H Sheep Show, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Pavilion.

FREE fun

Frog Jumping Contest, 7 p.m. today, Farm Bureau Building; Chordlighters Barbershop Quartet, 7 p.m. today, David Boll Theatre; Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Farm Bureau Building; Easterling Magic Show, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Farm Bureau Building; Reese McConnell country gospel, 8 p.m. Wednesday, David Boll Theatre.


Truck Drags, Side by Side Dirt Drags, 7 p.m. today ($5 adult, $3 children 4 to 12, free for children 3 and younger); Revival Road Quarter Southern gospel, 7 p.m. Wednesday ($5 adult, $3 children 4 to 12, free for children 3 and younger).

For more, call the fair office: 812-372-6133. Fair website: