Have fun at the 4-H fair!

June 24-July 2, 2022

8 a.m. 4-H Tractor Contest Registration begins (Record sheet must be turned in at the time of contest.)
8:30 a.m. 4-H Cat & Caged Critter Registration, Show to Follow
9–11 a.m. Open Class Flowers due – Family Arts Building
10 a.m. – noon Elite Cheer – David Boll Theatre
Noon – 7 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstrations –Building 6 (will be off & on throughout day)
Noon – 10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm, 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open
1 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler Sheep Show, 4-H Sheep Show – Pavilion
2 p.m. Midway opens – Kids Day – $20 wristbands all day and night (no age limit)
2 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull – East of Farm Bureau Building; registration begins at 1 p.m. $2 entry
3 – 4:30 p.m. 4-H Adventure Day Carnival- David Boll Theatre
6 p.m. Columbus Power Elite – David Boll Theatre
6:30 p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest – Farm Bureau Building, registration 6 p.m., $3 entry
6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony rain date or open arena riding
7 p.m. Columbus City Band – Marches, Showtunes & light classical – www.columbuscityband.org
7 p.m. Indiana Truck Pulling Association – Grandstand

8:30 a.m. Lil’ Wrangler & 4-H Dairy Show – Pavilion
12:30 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler Beef /Starter Calf – Pavilion
1 p.m. 4-H Beef Show – Pavilion (order – Heifer & Cow Calf, Starter Calves, Steers)
5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm, 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open
5 p.m. Midway Opens – BOGO $30 Wristbands – Buy One Get One
6 p.m. 4-H Rooster Crowing Contest- Gathering Pavilion
6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony Parent & Alumni Horse Show, 4-H Fun Show, 4-H Costume Class, Announcement of Master Horseman Contest Winners
7 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration- Building 6
7 p.m. Columbus East Choir – David Boll Theatre
7 p.m. Columbus Go-karts – Grandstand
7 p.m. Vinyl Escape Band – Farm Bureau Building
8 p.m. Working Chute Contest sponsored by Bartholomew County FFA Alumni – Pavilion

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.