Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

blood driveDay: Tuesday, Jun 23 2015
Time: 4:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Kuhlman Center
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Phillip Fox Band Coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair

by Karole Passmore, GWC

phillip fox bandEvery year the 4H Fair organizers bring great shows to the annual fair, and this year is no exception.  You can enjoy a FREE concert by the Phillip Fox Band on June 26 at 7:30 p.m., at the Wayne County Fair on the Free Stage.

“For us it’s about the music first” explains front man, Phillip Fox. “Our favorite songs and artists are timeless. It’s great music that transcends scenes, fads, and production trends. We’re not really paying attention to what’s popular at the moment or what will get played on the radio and we hope that comes as a breath of fresh air in our music.” (quote from Phillip Fox Band.com)

Enjoy the bands trademark sounthern rock sound all for free at the Fair!

Stay tuned for information about more great concerts and shows coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair this year, at GoWayneCounty.com. (live reporting and pictures from the Fair can also be found on the Go Wayne County Facebook page the week of the Fair).

Mark Your Calendars! Fair Time Is Coming….

4H fair pic 2 boy and goatThe dates for the Wayne County 4H Fair are June 20-27, 2015!  Stay tuned for all the details right here on GoWayneCounty.com the official spot for updates leading up to Fair week, and live posts from the Fair!

 See you at the 4H Fair!

Today at the Fair…Corey Cox, Fireworks and more!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Today at the 4H Fair is an exciting day for all the 4H kids who have worked so hard taking care of their animals.  It’s the big Auction Day, where kids will sell all types of animals.  Get out to the 4H Fair and cheer them on- these are such hard-working and determined kids and deserve our support.

corey cox pic for GWC

Corey Cox performs live tonight at the 4H Fair, Wayne County

Later today, 7:30 p.m., Corey Cox will provide live entertainment on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage.  Corey has quite a following and according to his fan website “Continuing his rapid climb in the country music world in 2012, Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his relatable lyrics, contagious songs, and energetic live shows – a combination that has attracted a strong and loyal following.”  And his fans follow him everywhere!   According to Corey- this is what he was meant to do.  And he loves it.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see him perform live–and Free!

fireworks 2And tonight at dusk….Fireworks!!  Bring a chair, grab some great Fair food and enjoy! 

We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!

First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.

Be a Blood Donor at the 4H Fair and Save a Life!

Back again this year, an opportunity to donate blood and save a life at the Wayne County 4H Fair, 2014.  See below for details on how to sign up.  Please share this post with your friends and family so we can get as many donors out as possible!


A Taste of What’s Coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair

Wayne County 4-H FAIR

June 21-28, 2014

Richmond, Indiana

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Phillip Fox Band playing live at Wayne County 4H Fair on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage

Saturday, June 21

Wayne County Idol,  5 PM at the Tom Raper RV Free Stage, Mud Race – 7 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals at the Tom Raper Free Stage.

Sunday, June 22

Church services – 11 AM at the Tom Raper RVs Free Stage,  Little Miss & Mister Contest, 2 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage, Special Music 4 PM – 10 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage,  CK Cycles Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM, Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission

Pork McElhinny 4h Fairgrounds

Pork McElhinny

Monday, June 21Car Show at 5 PM in the Kuhlman Center Parking Lot, ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM, Pork McElhinny – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RV Free Stage.

Tuesday, June 24

Hoosier StateTractor Pull at 7 PM, Phillip Fox Band at 7:30 PM on theTom Raper RV Free Stage, Silly Safaris, 5:30 & 7:30 PM at the Family FitnessWorks Tent

 Wednesday, June 25

Pottery by Jeremy South,  3 PM – 8 PM at the Family FitnessWorksTent,  Tom Butters Painting – 5 PM @ Family FitnessWorks Tent, Wayne County Idol – 6 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, and a Truck / Tractor Pull – 7 PM.

Thursday, June 26

Kids Day, 12 Noon to 4:30,  Armband Special – $12,  Rodeo – 7 PM,  Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage,  Silly Safaris at 5:30 & 7:30 PM in the Family FitnessWorksTent.

Friday, June 27

4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM,  Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage,  Mud Bog – 7 PM,  Fireworks @ Dark

Saturday, June 28

Off Road Swap Meet – 10 AM Free Health Screenings – Family FitnessWorks Tent – 12 PM,  Wayne County Idol Finals – 5 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Demolition Derby – 7 PM.

For the full schedule visit the Wayne County 4H Fair website.   And keep checking back here for cool pictures and any updates.


Wayne County 4H Fair Queen Competiton: Deadline Soon

If you are interested in registering for the Wayne County 4H Queen competition, you must have your registration in by May 31, 2014.  Also, there are some changes in the rules.  Please read below for updates.


The Wayne County 4-H Fair Queen Committee has made a recent change concerning the 2014 Queen Contest.

The NEW ages for the queen division will be 16 and older.  You must be 16 as of June 1, 2015 to compete in this division.

The new ages will allow more ladies to participate and have the opportunity to obtain the skills for interviewing, stage presence, and public appearances.

KEEP IN MIND….in order to participate at state fair, the Wayne County Queen must be 18 years old by June 1, 2015.  The “underage” ladies will have the option to keep the queen status or relinquish the queen status, if chosen prior to the contest.  State Fair rules states you can only win your county fair once.

SO…..for example…..you are 16 years old and have the highest points to win the 2014 Queen title.  You will have chosen prior to the contest, that if you were chosen, that you would:

  1.  Keep the title, however know you are not old enough to compete at State Fair.  You would also know that you cannot compete for the  Wayne County Fair Queen in the future, or
  2. Relinquish the queen title and obtain an alternate title.  You would then be able to compete in future contest and attend State Fair, if age appropriate.

This can be confusing. So please call or text 914.6771 or email at kafouche1@frontier.com with questions, comments or concerns.

Deadline to register is May 31st.  Sponsorship fee will be $50.  Orientation is this Sunday, May 18th at 2pm at the First Friends Church on Chester Blvd (next to Friends Fellowship).  First queen workshop is Tuesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm at Lingle Hall at Reid Hospital.

Other age divisions:

  •  Juniors – ages 7, 8, 9
  •  PreTeens – ages 10, 11, 12
  •  Teens – ages 13, 14, 15
  •  Queens – ages 16 to 21

Wayne County 4H Fair 2014: Save The Date

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Phillip Fox Band

This year the Wayne County 4H Fair will run from June 21 – 28, 2014, and what a line up!

Live music on the Tom Raper stage will include the Phillip Fox Band and Pork McElHinny.  Some old favorites will return this year including the Silly Safari animal show, a free ice cream social, and the exciting tractor pulls.  4Her’s will be showing off their livestock, horse and crafts projects all week, so be sure to get out and support them.

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Pork McElhinny

Keep checking back for more updates and check our calendar for fair events.  It’s going to be a great year for the 4H Fair!

Kuhlman Center: A Cool Place To Hang Out At the 4H Fair


Mini 4h Cake Decorating

Early today as we dropped off my daughter’s 4H projects, kids were crowding in to the Kuhlman center after hours of work.

It was easy to tell who had been up all night working on last minute details, and those who completed their projects weeks or days before.  (There were more sleepy eyed kids than there were those who looked wide awake).


Textiles at Kuhlman

But their efforts were worth it.  There is a great and colorful variety of cakes, textiles, sand art, wood art, quilts and much more, all made by kids and adults. 

Take a break from the heat during the 4H Fair and visit the displays in the Kuhlman Center where there is air conditioning and much to see!

See you at the Fair!


Wayne County 4H Fair Starts This Saturday, June 22, 2013!

by Karole Passmore, GWC

4H fair pic 2 boy and goatElephant ears, funnel cakes, walking tacos…..okay that’s what I think of first when I think of the Fair.  Next, I picture the 4H kids working hard on their projects or with their animals.  And then I think of the sounds…live music, laughter, animal noises, the sizzling of hot sausage on the grill… and I’m back to the food again.  <sigh>

4H Fair picture frog on head

A frog on her head! 2012, 4H Fair pictures

Whatever your reasons for loving the Fair- come on out and enjoy!  Free concerts on the Tom Raper RV Stage will be going on throughout the week, Poor Jacks Amusement rides start on June 22, the exotic petting zoo is back, the one man band, fireworks and the mechanical bull- plus much more!!

4 h fair pic moto crossCheck out the full schedule and make sure you don’t miss a thing.  We’ll be out and about through the week taking pictures- so don’t miss the photo op while you are having fun at the Fair!   See you there.


Get Your Wayne County 4H Fair Schedule Here!

4h logoThis year’s Wayne County 4-H Fair is quickly approaching!  It will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds June 22-29.  GoWayneCounty will be posting special events and details, so stay tuned!  You can download and print the full schedule here: 2013 4H Fair Schedule

For more information about events in the program, please call the fair office (during fair week) at 765-939-0834 or visit their website here.

You can also find them on Facebook here.

See you there!!!

4H Fair is Coming Soon! And Here is an Opportunity for you to give:

Click here to sign up

4h fair blood drive

Fireworks Are A “Go!” In Wayne County Today (see updates for postponed fireworks)

Fireworks Display At Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds Friday Night- Last Night Of Fair

July 3, 2012

See updates below- some fireworks have been cancelled/postponed

According to Blair Beach of the Richmond Parks Department, preparations have been underway for fireworks on Roosevelt Hill since last week.

Crews have been watering down the area for fireworks, due to the dry grass on the hill, to get ready for an exciting fireworks display.  Entertainment on the hill is setting up now and will provide fun throughout the day.  Fireworks will begin at dusk and concessions will be available.

Elsewhere in Wayne County:

July 3, 2012

Fireworks in Hagerstown IN (postponed for later date in summer )
Hagerstown Airport, S. Washington St., Hagerstown
At Dusk

July 3, 2012

Fireworks in Creitz Park (cancelled)
Creitz Park, Cambridge City, IN
At Dusk

Outside of Wayne County:

July 4, 2012

Winchester IN, Fireworks at Dusk In Goodrich Park

Pork McElhinny Live Concert At The Fairgrounds Tonight & Fireworks

A live concert and fireworks??!! Yes it’s true at your own Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds. Look below for a video of Pork McElhinny.

Seth Cook Video: Live At The Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds & What’s Up Next On Stage

Savannah Jack Live tonight (Thursday, June 28, 2012) at the 4H Fair

Every year the Fair planners bring great music to the Tom Raper RV’s Free Stage.  This year is no exception.  Tonight is the returning favorite Savannah Jack, playing at 7:30 p.m.  Great music and a fun time!

The other night we enjoyed the music of Seth Cook, member of the Cook & Belle band which will be at Roosevelt Hill this year, August 3rd.  Seth is a great talent on his own as well as you can see in the video below.

Pork McElhinny Live Friday Night At The 4H Fair, Wayne Co

Coming up on Friday will be Pork McElhinney strumming and singing- a real treat.  Be sure to visit the fairgrounds to see one of these great  concerts that are offered FREE at the 4H Fair.






Tonight At The Wayne County 4H Fair: And Scenes From Silly Safaris & Chases Racing Pigs

If you haven’t been to the 4H Fair yet for food & fun…here is what is on tap for tonight:

Kid’s Concert with Martha Bowman, 7:30 p.m. at the Family FitnessWorks Tent

Wayne County Idol, 2nd round, 6 p.m. on the Tom Raper RV’s Free Stage

Truck & Tractor Pull, 7pm on the track, 10.00 gate admission

One Man Band Following Idol

Chases Racing Pigs, 7 & 9 p.m.

To help you plan your trip here are some pictures of fun things happening this week- you still have time to enjoy!!

Chases Racing Pigs: Show times each day are: 5, 7, & 9 p.m. through Saturday. Show is FREE.


Silly Safaris- Hilarious & educational

Bubba the African bullfrog is held by a very happy little girl, while voices from the crowd yell out “kiss the frog!” Do you think she does? Next shows are Thursday, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

A Tarantula! (And yes she did touch it…). Thursdays show promises even more new animals.

For many more pictures from these two events go to our Go Wayne County Facebook site.  See you at the Fair.  (Remember- the Kuhlman center is air conditioned and a great place to take a break from the heat and see all the exhibits!