MOUNT CARMEL — Wabash County Fair activities are July 15-21, featuring activities at the 4-H and Junior Fair through the week-long event.
Brian Buchanan, Extension Program Coordinator with 4-H and Youth Development 123 youth in Wabash County 4-H will show more than 115 projects in the fair.
"It's great to come out and see what the kids have done through out the year and look at the creativity of the projects," said Buchanan.
There will be judging events prior to the fair. Dog and cat shows start at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Anderson Buildin,g and the judging for clothing, foods, floriculture, photography, food decorating, shopping and Cloverbuds starts at 6 p.m. July 13 in the Anderson Building. Projects will be available for viewing during the fair week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Anderson Building.
"I hope everyone comes out and supports these kids. We want the community to see the hard work they have put into their projects," said Buchanan.
John Haase, president of the Junior Fair board, said family activities are the focus of the event. "One of our biggest attractions will be the family fun night on July 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also another big event is the talent show on July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the skating rink building," said Haase.
Junior Fair events at the skating rink building include the Ice Cream Social and Princess Contest on July 16 and meals will be served daily in the building. "Breakfast will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. These meals are open to the public and all proceeds support the fair," said Hasse. Other events include hog wrestling, truck and tractor pulls and a barnyard wipeout.
"We hope the community comes out and supports the 4-H and the fair this year. Everyone has worked hard to put on this event and we hope a lot of people will come out and see what we have to offer," said Hasse.