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Have fun at the virtual 4-H fair!

July 10-18, 2020

Please see this announcement (click here for link to Facebook post):

After much thought and discussion, the 2020 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair will not be held in person due to our concerns that this would jeopardize the safety of our 4-H members and volunteers. While the Indiana Back on Track plan would allow gatherings over 250 people five days before our fair was planned to start, the challenge is our ability to be ready and meet all of Purdue University’s guidelines.

With requirements to enforce social distancing, full Personal Protective equipment including face coverings, temperature checks, and comprehensive tracking of everyone who is on the fairgrounds, the Fair Board felt that it would be impossible to comply with requirements and ensure safety of those in attendance.

We will be holding a virtual fair for all 4-H projects. More information will be forthcoming from the Purdue Extension – Bartholomew County Office.

We recognize that this is a tough year and not what we all anticipated or wanted. Please help us make this a positive experience for all.”

Fair board meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month except for July. Board meetings are held every Monday in June.

Congratulations to our 2019 Fair Queen court!

Queen Mackenzie Smith
1st Runner-up: Riley Coers
2nd Runner-up: Chloe Sims
3rd Runner-up & Miss Congeniality: Claudia Sims

Congratulations also to the 2019 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Princess: Saylor Lancaster and Carlie Menefee, 1st Runner-up.

Click here for 2019 Street & Day Sponsors

Nestled in central Indiana, Bartholomew County shines as an example of what an American community can be. For a fleeting week during the warm days of summer, people from the surrounding area gather for food, fun, family and friends at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair.

After the annual event comes to a close and the booths, exhibitions, and rides have been taken away, what remains is a collection of highly viable locations available to rent as a venue for your own event. During the other 11 months, the grounds are busy with events such as the Bill Rogers Classic Cattle Show, the Scottish Festival, and many more attractions. The fairgrounds also hosts year-around public camping, events and wedding receptions.