Coonhounds Are Back: Wayne County Fairgrounds

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Autumn Oaks kennel club event in it’s 56th year

Do you know the difference between a American Black & Tan Coonhound and an English?  Have you ever seen a Redbone Coonhound or how about a Tree Walker?  If not you may want to head out to the fairgrounds this weekend to take a gander at all the different varieties of Coonhounds because– Autumn Oaks is back in town!

Starting today, Coonhound owners from near and far have set up for competitions at the fairgrounds and will be in the area for the next four days.

kennel club pupsThis event is open to the public with shows and vendors over the next several days.

Another great event brought to the area by our own Wayne County Tourism Bureau!

For more information you can visit the United Kennel Club site for a full schedule of judging and events.

Last 2 Days of Wayne County 4H Fair! See Friday & Saturday’s Event Schedule Here!

Friday, June 24

LIVESTOCK SALE DAY 

Highlights:

4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM

Phillip Fox Band – 7:30 PM @ Free Stage

Mud Bog – 7 PM Fireworks @ Dark

Details of ALL Events for Friday:

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

11 AM 4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction

1 PM Mark Abbati living statue – @ Livestock Auction www.joyunspeakable.net

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00 – 2016 Wayne County 4-H Members With Card $7.00

5 PM Mark Abbati living statue – @ Daily Sponsor Tent www.joyunspeakable.net

5 – 8 PM Special Event – First Bank Tent 6 PM Antique Tractor Parade

7 PM Mud Bog (John Lackey 765-993-5775)

7:30 PM Phillip Fox Band – Country Fried Rock n’ Roll – Free Stage – www.phillipfoxband.com

8 PM Mark Abbati living statue – roaming the fairgrounds www.joyunspeakable.net DARK FIREWORKS Saturday, June 25 LAST DAY OF FUN!!! FREE HEALTH CHECK!

9:30 AM 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest – at north end of fairgrounds

9 AM Open Dairy Show (Daune Hill 765-847-2987)

12 – 5 PM Lifestyle Expo with FREE Health Screenings. Sponsored by the Richmond Seventh Day Adventist Church Learn your health age and lifestyle changes leading to longer life – Sheep Barn

1 PM – Sunday AM Wayne County Amateur Radio display & communicating by Hamm Radio – Public Welcome to come learn and talk with other Hamm Radios around the world!

4 PM Bubble Fun Run – Free Stage – Free Entry with non-perishable item

5 PM Back Draft Band – Free Stage

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

7 PM Demolition Derby – Cars, Lawnmowers & Kids Power Wheels (John Lackey 765-993-5775 or Billy Rose 765-730-3676)

Saturday, June 25

LAST DAY OF FUN!!! FREE HEALTH CHECK!

Highlights:

Free Health Screenings – Sheep Barn – 12-5 PM

Hamm Radio starting at 1 PM @ First Bank Tent Back

Draft Band 5 pm @ Free Stage

Demolition Derby – 7 PM

Details of ALL Events for Saturday:

9:30 AM 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest – at north end of fairgrounds

9 AM Open Dairy Show (Daune Hill 765-847-2987)

12 – 5 PM Lifestyle Expo with FREE Health Screenings. Sponsored by the Richmond Seventh Day Adventist Church Learn your health age and lifestyle changes leading to longer life – Sheep Barn

1 PM – Sunday AM Wayne County Amateur Radio display & communicating by Hamm Radio – Public Welcome to come learn and talk with other Hamm Radios around the world!

4 PM Bubble Fun Run – Free Stage – Free Entry with non-perishable item

5 PM Back Draft Band – Free Stage

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

7 PM Demolition Derby – Cars, Lawnmowers & Kids Power Wheels (John Lackey 765-993-5775 or Billy Rose 765-730-3676)

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Thursday’s Wayne County Fair Events – Kids Day, College Day & More Great Entertainment!

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Thursday, June 23

COLLEGE DAY – FREE PARKING WITH COLLEGE ID

KIDS DAY – ARMBAND SPECIAL STARTS AT 12 NOON!

Highlights:

Kids Day – 12 Noon to 4:30 – Armband Special – $12

3 Bar J – 7 Event Rodeo – 7 PM

Dixon Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Free Stage

Silly Safaris – 5:30 & 7:30 PM @ First Bank Tent

Colt Douglas – 7:30 @ Free Stage

Detailed Schedule of ALL Events:

9 AM 4-H Dairy Show

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

12 NOON – 4:30 PM Kids Day – Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands Special $12.00

2 PM – 4 PM Free Craft (while supplies last!) by Paint the Town – First Bank Tent

2 PM – 5 PM Free Fossil Dig & Nature Fun by Joseph Moore Museum – First Bank Tent 3 PM 4-H Horse & Pony – Fun & Games 5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent 6 PM Supreme Showman – Horse Arena Opening Ceremony, Then completed in Livestock Show Arena

6 PM Antique Tractor Parade & Games Following at the Antique Tractor Area

6 PM Free Kiddie Tractor Pull – FFA Fun Barn

6 PM – 7 PM Dixon Dancers – Free Stage

7 PM 3 Bar J – Seven Event rodeo – IPRA-Rodeo.com (Mike Johnson 937-459-7352)

7 PM Adult Pedal Tractor Pull – In front of antique tractor display

7:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent

7:30 PM Colt Douglas Acoustic Show – Free Stage Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net) Battle of the Barns – Following Supreme Showman in Livestock Show Arena

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

List of Wednesday’s Events at the Wayne County Fairgrounds – Idol Finals & More!

Wednesday, June 22

“SR. CITIZEN DAY” Free Parking For Seniors Only (55 & Over)

Highlights:

Wayne County Idol Finals – 6 PM @ Free Stage

Truck / Tractor Pull – 7 PM

Details of ALL Events for Wednesday:

7 AM Jr. Leaders Breakfast – Kuhlman Center Kitchen

9 AM 4-H Pet Show – TBA

9 AM 4-H Cat Show – TBA

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

10 AM 4-H Goat Show – Meat Wether’s & Meat Goats – Raper Center

12 PM 4-H Beef Show – Grooming, Showmanship, Minis, and Heifers (Show Order)

4 PM- 8 PM Bicentennial Event – First Bank Tent 5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Color Guard Grand Entry – 4-H Horse & Pony Show – Versatility 6 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – First Bank Tent

6 PM Wayne County Idol FINALS – Free Stage – Sponsored by Kicks 96

6 PM 4-H Steer Show – Dairy Feeder, Dairy Steer, Dairy Rate of Gain, Beef Rate of Gain, Beef Feeder, Beef Steer (Show Order)

6 PM Antique Tractor Parade & Games Following at the Antique Tractor Area

7 PM Truck & Tractor Pull (Kyle Schlechty 937- 459-0229 Darke Co. Puller Rules or John Lackey 765-993-5775) Hoosier Homestead Families Honored for Bicentennial Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

What’s Happenin’ Tuesday at the Wayne County 4H Fair?

corey coxTuesday, June 21

EMERGENCY PUBLIC SERVICE DAY Free Parking 

EMT, Fireman & Law Officials(I.D. REQUIRED)

Highlights:

Hoosier StateTractor Pull – 7 PM

Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Free Stage

Silly Safaris – 5:30 & 7:30 PM @ First Bank Tent

Details of ALL Events for Tuesday:

8 AM 4-H Rabbit Show – Raper Center

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

1 PM All 4-H Goat Showmanship – Dairy Wether, Jr. & Sr. Dairy Doe, and Jr. & Sr. Pygmy Goat Show

3 PM ATV Safety Program Indiana DNR Officer – First Bank Tent

4 PM – 8:30 PM Blood Drive in the Kuhlman Center (Sandy House 765-886-5400) www.indianablood.org

4 PM 4 – H Sheep Show 5 PM display – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot

5PM Wayne County Sheriff Department & Emergency Vehicles, Police Departments, DNR, Demos by Fire Departments, all on display – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent 5

5:30 PM 4-H Horse & Pony Show – Contesting 6 PM Free Kiddie Tractor Pull – FFA

7 PM Hoosier State Tractor Pull (John Lackey 765-993-5775 )

7:30 PM Corey Cox – Free Stage – (www.coreycoxmusic.com)

7:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

Wayne County 4H Fair Events for Monday-RIDES Opening and Much More!

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Monday, June 20

OPENING NIGHT FOR POOR JACK AMUSEMENTS 

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

Highlights:

Kicks 96 Live Broadcast with Poor Jack Amusements – 4 PM

Car Show – 5 PM

Kuhlman Center Parking Lot Mud Race – 7 PM

String Party Band – 7:30 pm @ Free Stage

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Monday June 20th:

8 AM 4-H Poultry Show – Raper Center

9 AM 4-H Horse & Pony – Dressage & Jumping

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

2 PM 4-H Swine Show

4 PM – 6 PM Kicks 96 Live Broadcast Celebrating Poor Jack’s 50th Anniversary

5 PM – 8 PM Car Show – Cruz in the County Fair – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot (Enter West Gate-Show Cars Only) FREE ENTRY (Mark Mendenhall 765-886-5506)

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00 5:30 PM Color Guard Grand Entry –

4-H Horse & Pony – Special Skills

5 – 8 PM Indiana Bicentennial Event – First Bank Tent

6 PM Goat and Poultry Dress up Parade – Raper Center

6 PM Corn Hole (Just come and play, no tourney) – FFA Building 6 PM Antique Tractor Parade

7 PM Mud Race – Track Side – (www.koidragracing.com Lewis 859-576-7380)

7:30 PM Entertainment – Free Stage Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

Opening Weekend Events at the Wayne County Fairgrounds

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Saturday, June 18 FAMILY FUN NIGHT 

Highlights:

Wayne County Idol 5 PM @ Free Stage

Hot Air Balloon Launch –7 PM

ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM

Movie “Minions” @ 8:30 PM

Karaoke Time Following Idol @ Free Stage Night-

Glow Hot Air Balloons – 9 -10PM

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Saturday June 18th:

9 AM 4-H Horse & Pony – Western Show

4 PM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits Open – Kuhlman Center

5 PM Wayne County Idol – Free Stage – Sponsored by Kicks 96

5 PM – 9 PM FREE Laser Tag and 28 ft Slide – Heartbreakers Entertainment

7 PM Flag Raising – trackside by Veterans

7 PM ATV/Truck Drags Racing – KOI Drag Racing – www.koidragracing.com – 859-576-7380 6 PM Meet the Queen and her Court – First Bank Tent 6 PM Open Sheep Show – (IJCLC website)

7 PM Launch of Hot Air Balloons – Salisbury Road Parking Lot across from the Fair Grounds

7:30 PM Karaoke Time – Free Stage

9 PM – 10 PM Night Glow of Hot Air Balloons – Salisbury Road Parking Lot across from Fair Grounds

8:30 PM FREE Outdoor Movie Night “Minions” Partnered with Richmond Parks Department @ Raper Center

 

Sunday, June 19 FREE PARKING ALL DAY 

Highlights:

“the church” service – 11 AM –

Free Stage Little Miss & Mister Contest – 2 PM @ Free Stage

Special Music – 4 PM – 8 PM @ Free Stage

Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM

Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Sunday June 19th:

9 AM 4-H Dog Show – Raper Center

10 AM Color Guard Grand Entry – 4-H Horse & Pony – English Show

11 AM – 12:30 PM “the church” service from Hagerstown – Anton Payne – www.thechurchmovement.com

1 PM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

12 PM Moto Cross Registration and Practice (Matt Baker 765-541-9170)

2 PM 4-H Rabbit Ambassadors, Showmanship, Doe Litter & Fur Class

1 PM Registration starts for Little Miss & Mister ages 6 months – 6 years – Free Stage see website for forms or email kafouche@frontier.com or call/text at 765-914-6771 2 PM Little Miss & Mister Contest – Free Stage

2 PM – 4 PM FREE Ice Cream Social – First Bank Tent – Sponsored by Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home

4 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – Free Stage

4:30-5 PM Bank Tent (Sandy House 765-886-5400)

5 PM Moto Cross Racing Track (Matt Baker 765-541-9170)

5 PM & 7 PM Special Music – Free Stage 5:30 PM Open Swine Show (Ryan Drake 765-541-2366)

6 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – Free Stage

7 PM Billy Bales Memorial Horse Pull (Patty Bales 765-993-1240)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Special Attractions

Lots of events happening all day and night from June 18-25 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds!

Here’s just a taste of the Special Attractions…. Stay tuned for daily updates and details on ALL events!!

  • 4H FairSpecial Attractions!Free Daily Entertainment @ the Free Stage
  • Poor Jacks Amusements June 20-25
  • Antique Tractor & Machinery Show June 18-24
  • Animal Oasis Exotic Petting Zoo & Pony Rides and “Birds Encounter” June 18-25
  • Model Train Display – Richmond Area Railroaders June 18-25
  • Display of Impact Car – People Against Impaired Driving June 18-25
  • Master Gardeners & Landscaping Exhibit June 18-24
  • Mechanical Bull June 23-25
  • Fireworks June 24
  • FFA Fund Barn Events June 18-24
  • Mark Abbati “Living Statue” June 20-24

For a FULL Schedule of ALL Events, Click HERE

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Schedule!!

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The much anticipated annual Wayne County 4H Fair is starting THIS weekend!

Fun-filled Things to Do and See All Day Long and Exciting Events Every Evening!

Come back daily to GoWayneCounty or our Facebook Page for Daily Event Details!!

Download the full schedule by clicking image above or HERE!!

Live Concerts @ The Free Stage Wayne Co 4H Fair 2016

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String Party Band

The Free Stage at the Wayne County 4H Fair is the place to be for free concerts, starting Monday, June 20, 2016 with the String Party Band at 7:30 p.m.

The first live entertainment on the Free Stage, however, is Saturday, June 18 – with the kick off of Wayne County Idols competition at 5:00 p.m.  The Idol finals will be Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.  Local vocalists will be vying for that top position earning them a large pot of money for their efforts.

More excellent Free concerts on stage will be:

Corey Cox- Tuesday June 21, at 7:30 p.m.

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Corey Cox

Corey returns to the Wayne County 4H fair as a favorite of past performers.  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, and contagious songs.

Colt Douglas Acoustics – Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.  

Colt Douglas is well known in the area for his acoustical guitar and vocal talents.  His songs like Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Southern Band, Out of the Blue and Wild World, among many others, are toe tapping good sing along songs.

The Phillip Fox Band – Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.

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The Phillip Fox Band

Returning to the Wayne County 4H Fair, Phillip Fox explains their musical motivation, “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.”Backdraft Band- Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. 

Backdraft Band- Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.

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Backdraft Band

Hailing from the Wayne County and Liberty areas, Backdraft specializes in the popular sounds of Country and Classic Rock.  Playing live on final day of the Fair, Saturday June 25, at 10:00 a.m.  their energetic performance will be a great way to end the 2016 Fair.  Free Stage.

Visit our calendar at GoWayneCounty.com/Events Calendar to see more events coming soon to the Wayne County 4H Fair 2016!  And check in often for pictures and stories about the Fair.  We will be reporting live from the Fairgrounds throughout the coming Fair week!
We’ll see you at the Fair!!

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
4:00PM – 8:30PM
blood drive
Location: Kuhlman Center

Click here to sign up!

Thank you for your support!
·         The donation process takes less than an hour.
·         It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating.
·         Most people are eligible to donate.
Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.

More questions?
Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett at: jbarrett@indianablood.org

 

Scholarships Available: News Release

News Release

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WAYNE COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Wayne County Extension Homemakers is offering two $400 scholarships to Wayne County high school seniors meeting the following criteria:

Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current member of the Wayne County Extension Homemakers.

Applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school in Wayne County.

Applicant will attend a technical school, college, or university in Indiana on a two or four year program.

Applicant will be a full-time student at their technical school, college, or university.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 15, 2016.  Applications are available at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Alicia Criswell, Extension Educator HHS/4-H at the Wayne County Extension Office at 765-973-9281 or email acriswel@purdue.edu.

This Weekend: Wild Wheels 4 Wernle

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Jimmy Sparks Band Coming Friday Night

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend AND something that supports a great organization?  Then you will want to head out to the Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds for the Wild Wheels 4 Wernle event.

Jimmy Sparks Bank

Starting Friday, July 17 at 8:00 the Jimmy Sparks Band will kick off a weekend of events.  Cost for the concert is 10.00 for tickets purchased in advance and 15.00 at the concert. (tickets can be purchased at the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, Berties Music Bar or Patio at the Ribeye).

Saturday is filled with events, and many are free to watch with a gate entry fee of 5.00 per vehicle.  The day includes a car and bike show in the Kuhlman Center at noon, a motorcycle rodeo at 2:00 p.m. and a mud bug by the 4H Fair committee at 7:00 p.m.  An addition to the schedule is the lawn mower derby (with speeds up to 60-70 mph) and demo derby at 3:00 p.m.  Of course food and other vendors will be available throughout the fairgrounds.

Dire Skates & Lipstick

Saturday night, the local Dire Skates derby ladies will take on the Sandusky Roller girls at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert by Lipstick.  See below for more details or visit the facebook event page at Wild Wheels for Wernle 2015.

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Wayne County 4H Fair 2015…A Look Ahead

funnel cake at fairAlready our family has enjoyed fair food, visiting with the animals, a drive-in movie, more fair food, watching horse and pony shows , kids frog-jumping, and so much more.  The week of the Fair is just starting and there is so much more to look forward to!

Tonight is the first night for Poor Jack Amusements, the petting zoo is up and running with pony rides, Wednesday night is the next round of Wayne County Idol, and all kinds of fun events are happening at the track!

sheep showDon’t forget to see the 4H projects inside the Kuhlman Center (enjoy a break in the air conditioning) and all the great talent of 4H’s this year.   Cheer on the kids as they show their animals this week and enjoy fireworks on Friday night at dusk.  A free live concert is in store for fair goers on the 26th (see details on Gowaynecounty.com) on the Free Stage.

See you at the Fair!

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Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

blood driveDay: Tuesday, Jun 23 2015
Time: 4:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Kuhlman Center
Click here to sign up!
Eligibility
The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors
have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There
are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not
acceptable.
Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.
Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day in order
to meet the patient needs at the 60+ hospitals it supplies.
More questions?
Feel free to contact: Kristine Pierce(kpierce@indianablood.org).

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).