Bartholomew County 4-H Fair to open on Friday

COLUMBUS, Ind. — When it comes to bringing out a crowd, nothing else even comes close.

The 64th annual Bartholomew County 4-H Fair, which begins its nine-day run Friday, is expected to attract up to 100,000 visitors to the fairgrounds south of Garden City.

It’s no secret that different individuals enjoy the fair for different reasons. In conversations with patrons during past years, many young people say they are either involved in 4-H activities or are seeking adrenaline rushes from the midway rides.

Meanwhile, most adults bring up the topic of the the fair food, as well as the opportunity to socialize with others they seldom see during the rest of the year.

The newest fair attraction will be eight competitions during the Three Bar J Rodeo that begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tony Stewart Raceway (grandstand). Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

For the complete story, a schedule and photos, see Friday’s Republic.

The annual Fair Book, a preview of the event, is included in Thursday’s Republic at newstands.

In Thursday’s Republic, the annual Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Book, a preview of the fair which begins Friday.