The Whitley County Fair is still a go for July this year.
Fair officials made the announcement on Monday afternoon that, with restrictions and following CDC guidelines along with guidance from local health officials, the event will still happen from July 17th to the 23rd.
There are some changes to schedules, such as the livestock shows, which will only have featured animals on select days. Grandstand events are also still planned for every day during the five-day fair. Both the animal showcases and the grandstand events are subject to caps on capacity and officials are highly recommending face masks if attending in person.
Admission to the fair is free and there is no charge for parking.
Those who choose to not attend, but would like to see what is going on, can watch a live stream that will be available on the Whitley County 4-H Fair Facebook page.
Here is a list of events, taken from the Monday news release:
The first thing you will notice is that the only animals on the grounds are those that are participating in shows that day. Each day the animals that show that day will come in, compete, and return home. The show schedule is:
Friday, July 17: Dairy, Sheep, Commercial Poultry, and Horse and Pony – Pleasure Classes
Saturday, July 18: Swine, Rabbit, and Horse and Pony – Contesting Classes
Sunday, July 19: Beef, and Exhibition Poultry
Monday, July 20: Dairy Goats, and Boer Goats
Tuesday, July 21: Dairy Steer, and Feeder Calf
Wednesday, July 22: Supreme Showmanship (top showmen from all 9 species)
Entertainment events are always a great way to unwind at the end of a busy day at the fair. We are excited to offer the following entertainment options for this year’s fair:
Friday, July 17: The Band Cheyenne Concert – This will be a free will donation to enter event.
Saturday, July 18: – Demolition Derby
Sunday, July 19 – Tractor & 4WD Truck Pull – including 3 IPL sanctioned classes
Monday, July 20 – Toughest Truck Contest
Tuesday, July 21– Pre-run Derby and Power Puff Demo Derby.