2015 Fair is in full swing


Fighting raindrops and warm temperatures, the 2015 Switzerland County is now in full swing, and is headed towards its wrap up this Saturday night with the annual livestock auction.

There’s still plenty of time to take in many of the events, from livestock shows at the arena; a demonstration of the popular shooting sports program; and a special performance by ‘Silly Safari’ featuring live, exotic animals.

Also underway is the inflatable midway for kids to play on and enjoy. The cost is $5 per night; or parents may purchase a bracelet for $15 that will allow a child to play every night.

Mr. and Mrs. Switzerland County will crowned today (Thursday) during the beef show.

Also today (Thursday) everyone may enter items in the Switzerland County Homemakers Open Class Exhibits from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Judging will begin at 1 p.m.; with the exhibits being open to the public from 5-9 p.m. tonight.

Open class exhibits will also be open from 5-9 p.m. tomorrow night; and from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.


Here’s a look at the remainder of Fair Week:

-  The cat show kicks off events today (Thursday), beginning at 10 a.m.; followed by the Pocket Pet Show at noon.

The beef show will be held beginning at 4 p.m. today, and the meat goat show and dairy goat show will be held at the show arena at 7 p.m. tonight.

-  Tomorrow (Friday), begins with one of the most popular projects, as the Shooting Sports demonstration takes place at the grandstand area beginning at 9 a.m. Over at the show arena, the dairy show begins at 1 p.m.; and the sheep show will be held at 2:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m. there will be a Fun Horse Show for 4-H members only; and at 7 p.m. that evening ‘Silly Safari’ will present a show.

-  The final day of the 2015 Fair kicks off this Saturday when the Round Robin Showmanship competition is held at and around the show arena beginning at 10 a.m. At 3 p.m. the annual auction barbecue is held at the shelter house near the show arena; and the 4-H Livestock auction will be held beginning at 4 p.m.

The week will cap off with a 4-H Dance in the Grandstands from 7-11 p.m. This is open to 4-H members only.


The 4-H Exhibit Hall will be open today and tomorrow from 4-9 p.m.; and on Saturday from 2-6:30 p.m.

The Commercial Building will be open today and tomorrow from 5-9 p.m.; and on Saturday from noon until 9 p.m.


For more information on this year’s Switzerland County 4-H Fair, call the Purdue Extension office at 427-3152.