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 The Fair Board would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2015 Bartholomew County Fair:

2016 Trophy and banner donors

Special thanks to Eric Luzier Photography for pictures on this website

Coca-Cola – exclusive provider of Coca-Cola products


Each year, the Fair Board hosts a sponsorship opportunity at the Community Dinner (held in Sept.)    The Fair Board would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2017 Bartholomew County Fair:

Day Sponsors (2017):

Friday, July 7, 2017           Bartholomew County Republican Party
Saturday, July 8, 2017      Farm Bureau Insurance
Sunday, July 9, 2017         Columbus & Hope FFA
Monday, July 10, 2017      Bartholomew County Democratic Party
Tuesday, July 11, 2017       Bartholomew County REMC
Wednesday, July 12, 2017  Bartholomew County Young Farmers
Thursday, July 13, 2017    Bartholomew County Farm Bureau Insurance
Friday, July 14, 2017         Jorge Morales
Saturday, July 15, 2017    Mensendiek’s Auction Service & Real Estate

Street Sponsors (2017):

Athens Animal Clinic
Bartholomew County Young Farmers
Bob Hendershot – Farm Bureau Insurance
Cooperative Way (Bartholomew County REMC)
Pia O’Connor
Veteran’s Parkway

Additional Perks for sponsoring a day or street: * Grandstand Passes:  up to 10 weekly grandstand passes.  * Parking: 1 weekly pass and 20 daily passes * Day Sponsor will have Name Placed on Marquee on the particular day they have sponsored. (Sign is located out by State Road 11 and Spear Rd.) * Day Sponsors will have a Gathering Tent on the particular day they have sponsored.  This tent can be used for advertising, for greeting fair guests, sharing a gift/reminder that they are the day’s sponsor, etc. * Street Sponsors will have a street sign posted during Fair Week.

You could “own” a bench, a picnic table or a sign on the fairgrounds:
– Bench – $150 per year, including sign – contact Signs by Ron to reserve your bench – 372-0588
– Track Signs – $150/year (+ $100 to make sign)
– Livestock Fence Signs – $150/year (+$100 to make sign)
– Picnic Tables – $100/year + cost of signage For more information contact 4-H Fair Board Director, Kim Swope.

To have an ad in the fairbook, contact The Republic, 812-379-5655.

Memorial gifts and donations in honor of individuals can be made to the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair.  Gifts are tax deductible.

Please contact the Fair Board if you are interested in making a gift to the fairgrounds, either memorial or non-memorial.

To be a “Friend of 4-H” and support the Livestock Sale, please go to the Livestock Sale page.

Thanks to Barth. Co. REMC as the premier sponsor of the barn extension.  Also, thanks to Gold Sponsor:  Barth. Co. Pork Producers, Silver Sponsors: Midwest Ag Finance, White Creek Conservation Club, Bartholomew County Conservation Council and Pia O’Connor, & Bronze Sponsors:  ISSK 4-H Club & SRC Farmers Jr./Sr. 4-H Club!