Warrick County 4-H Fair to run July 15-19

The annual Warrick County 4-H Fair begins July 15 and runs through July 20.

It's one of the longest running fairs in Indiana according to Amanda Mosiman, Purdue educator and public information person for the fair. The planning board of about 20 people plan for the event during the year.

Their work and the work of many others results in a week-long event that not only showcases the projects of over 650 4-H students, but also provides fair-goers with rides, food and shows.

Admission to the fairgrounds at 133 West Degonia Road, is $2 per person 6 years or older. Tickets for the amusement rides are $2 each or a wristband offering unlimited rides can be purchased for $20.

There are many food options for before or after riding rides -- though after might be the best idea if you're braving the more intense rides.

"We have a lot of local non-profits that come in and cook food so you are supporting a lot of local mission work and local charity work when you come out and eat at the fair," Mosiman said.

For entertainment, there are arena events every night of the fair. It's an additional $3 for ages 6 to 12 and $6 for adults to have access to motocross, a mud obstacle course, mud volleyball and dodgeball, the tractor and truck pull, a demolition derby and mud bogs.

Free live performances this year include bands like Autumn Road, local magician Colin Culiver, and a light and fire show called Inflamed Attitudes.

Mosiman said the fair is only one week out of the year for 4-Hers, but it is one they really look forward to doing.

"It is the one week where they get to showcase a lot of the technical skills and leadership skills and projects that they've been working on the past year so we do encourage everyone to come out and support the local youth," Mosiman said.

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