The 96th annual Kosciusko County Community Fair begins Sunday with a free day. The midway opens on Monday.
This year, the fair is offering themed days and will honor a particular group or sponsor for each day. These days often mean discounted admission or themed activities.
Sunday is Family Day
Families will be able to enjoy the 12th annual Community Parade, which steps off at 4 p.m. from Winona Avenue, for free, as there is no charge at the gate Family Day.
All 4-H exhibits open at noon the same day, giving families plenty to look at on the fairgrounds.
Monday is Opening Day
July 9 marks the official opening day of the fair, kicking off the week of festivities. There will be 4-H exhibits and contests, a talent show at 7 p.m. in the Event Center and tractor games all day in the antique area.
Kiddies Day Tuesday
Kiddies Day is always a favorite among children and will be Tuesday, July 10. All carnival rides will be $1 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. In addition to discounted rides, there will be many kid-friendly activities, including face painting, a children’s zoo and a family circus.
4-H Leader Appreciation Day and Kosciusko REMC Day
Tuesday is also 4-H Leader Appreciation Day and KREMC Day. All visitors who present a Touchstone Energy Card at the gate will receive $1 off admission.
Seniors ages 65 and older will be honored July 11. Admission will be $1 and there will be activities planned especially for seniors, including a free breakfast, free ice cream social, bingo and euchre.
Community Day Wednesday
Wednesday is also Community Day. Visitors are encouraged to visit the not-for-profit booths lining the midway. Sponsor Symmetry Medical will also be giving away drawstring backpacks to the first 2,500 visitors through the gate.
Farmers and Truckers Day
Farmers and truckers will be celebrated Thursday, July 12. The antique area will be highlighted with antique trucks and farm equipment.
Thursday is also Scouting Day and all scouts in class A uniforms will be admitted for free. In addition, Louis Dreyfus will be honored as a long-time sponsor.
Sponsorship & Media Day
Kosicusko County Community Fair will honor all sponsors and the media on Friday, July 13.
G & G Hauling and Excavating Day
Honoring this loyal sponsor with its own day is also set for Friday, July 13.
Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation Day
The closing day of the fair, Saturday, July 14, will be held in honor of Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller who continue to give selflessly to their home county.
For more information about special dates and pricing, contact the Kosciusko County Community Fair office at (574) 269-1823.