A few changes are planned for this year’s Jennings County Fair that organizers think fairgoers will enjoy.
For example, 4-H exhibits will be left on display through Saturday. The fair begins Monday.
“This is the first year for that. We want to encourage more people to visit the livestock barns and the exhibits,” said Melessa Wiesehan, Purdue Extension 4-H youth development educator. “In the past, we have ended that activity on Friday. Now fairgoers will have a whole additional day to visit the displays and the barns. We’ll see how people like it.”
Additional classes about how to show various types of livestock will be open to the public. Fairgoers can stop by the livestock barn office for more information or to register.
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“We want to do everything we can to encourage interest and involvement in 4-H activities,” Wiesehan said.
The fair will feature a new vendor for the midway rides, Luehr’s Ideal Rides. The company has provided amusement rides and games at festivals for more than 60 years, said Jennings County Fair Board member Beth Steiner.
“Their rides are safe and efficient. I think everyone will be pleased,” she added.
Free entertainment will be provided all week in the various buildings at the fairgrounds, such as bluegrass music, and several archery events are planned for a variety of ages and experience levels, Steiner said.
Other fair events of special interest, Steiner said, are the Pollinator Pathway and the garden tractor pull.