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Kids Activities

2017 Information

Some of the many fun fair activities are especially created for KIDS!!!  This includes contests, entertainment, and animals!

Don’t forget – 4-H Rocket Demonstration at the Grandstand, 9 a.m., Friday, July 14 – Come join the fun!

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL Saturday and Wednesday – See Pedal Tractor Pull Rules

BABY PERSONALITY CONTEST SUNDAY, July 9, 2017 Farm Bureau Building, $5 Entry Fee – See the Baby Contest Information.

The CHILDREN’S BAKING CONTEST registration starts at 5pm on Thursday, July 13 – See the Baking Contest website for more information.


10 a.m.  Adventure Day Carnival – David Boll Theatre – Clover Buds and Mini 4-H
Noon – 10 p.m. Lil Hands on the Farm open
Noon – 10 p.m. 4-H Community & Family Arts Buildings Open
Noon (All day) Midway Opens – Kids Day $12.00 bracelets until 10 pm

1 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler – Sheep Show (Kindergardeners, 1st & 2nd graders) – Pavilion
1 p.m. Registration for Pedal Tractor Pull – Near Farm Bureau Bldg
2 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull– East of Farm Bureau Building –
8 p.m. Easterling Magic Show – Farm Bureau


Sponsored by:  Helpful Homemakers Extension Club  Bartholomew County 4-H Family Arts Building – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017

Official Rules & Regulations:

  1. Each contestant must be at least 12 years of age and cannot have had her 16th birthday as of June 1, 2017.
  2. The contestant must be a resident of Bartholomew County.
  3. Interviews will be held prior to the Princess Contest.  Individual times will be determined and a call made to confirm the interview time.
  4. The contestants will be judged on the basis of beauty, poise and personality in the competition.  This judging is divided into four divisions.

The Princess will reign over the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair July 7-16, 2017.

Each contestant must be an active member of at least one worthwhile organization in her community, such as church groups, 4-H, Girl Scouts, etc.  Eligibility is not limited to 4-H.  There will be a $10 entry fee for each contestant.

Please mail Princess Entry form and $10 money order or cash to:
Kelly Thayer, 9175 E.  800 N. Hope, IN 47246, (812) 343-5564 by June 10, 2017

For more information and registration form, see the 4-H Fair Princess.

LIL’ WRANGLER SHOWS: For children who will enter or have completed kindergarten, first or second grade.  They must borrow animals which are already on the fairgrounds (and have been vet checked) from 4-Her’s or open class exhibitors.  No judging will occur, just participation.  Registration approximately 30 min. prior to the show will be required, including a signed parental/guardian consent and waiver of liability.  A nominal fee of $3 will be charged.  We will also have advance registration in the Fair Office starting the first Friday of the fair.

Beef, Dairy Beef & Starter Calf:  Thursday, July 13, 1 p.m. – Pavilion
Dairy: Thursday, July 13, 10 a.m. – Pavilion
Goats: Saturday, July 8 at 9 a.m. – Pavilion
Horses: Friday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. – Horse & Pony Arena
Poultry: Friday, July 7 at 8:30 a.m. – Pavilion
Rabbits: Sunday July 9 at 12:30 p.m. – Pavilion
Sheep: Wednesday, July 12, at 12:003 p.m. – Pavilion
Swine: Monday, July 10 at 1 p.m. – Pavilion