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Have fun at the fair!

July 7-15, 2017



The Fair Board usually meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month and every Monday in the month of June.

Congratulations to the Fair Board directors elected on Jan. 9 – Trina Brumley, Janet Clouse, Annie Romine, Becky Speaker, Kim Swope, Adam Ulrich, and Andy Whiteside!

Congratulations to our 2016 Queen Court:  Queen:  Bailey Meyer

1st Runner-up – Haley Embry, 2nd Runner-up – Abigail Jones
3rd Runner-up – Tessa Fannin, Miss Congeniality – Allison Roberts


Day Sponsors (2016):

Friday, July 8:  Bartholomew County Democrat Party
Saturday, July 9:  Athens Animal Clinic
Sunday, July 10:  FFA Day (Columbus & Hope FFA)
Monday, July 11:  Bartholomew County Republicans
Tuesday, July 12:  Bartholomew County REMC
Wednesday, July 13:  Bartholomew County Young Farmers
Thursday, July 14:  Bartholomew County Farm Bureau Insurance
Friday, July 15:  TC Remedies
Saturday, July 16:  Bartholomew County (Beef) Cattlemen

Street Sponsors (2016):

4 Paws Palace
Bartholomew County Employees
Bartholomew County Farmers
Bartholomew County Young Farmers
Bartholomew County Sherrif
American Legion Post 24


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.