White County 4-H Fair is in full swing!

The fair focuses on educating and promoting agriculture throughout Indiana.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 6:19 PM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)- The 4-H Fair in White County is in full swing this week.

The fair focuses on educating and promoting agriculture throughout Indiana. the fair has been up and running for 71 years and this year they have more than 700 4-H members participating in the week-long event.

4H mother of three, Jennifer Roberts says she's been involved in the White County Fair since 1986.

"A family friend of ours had a ram or a sheep and we just got into it and we've been into it ever since," said Roberts.

Roberts says this has been a huge part in her family's lives and further plans for all of her children to be able to enjoy the fair. 

"We've been doing it for so long, it comes naturally to us, and when we're not doing it, it's like what are we doing?" said Roberts.
Children ages 8 to 18 are eligible to showcase their cattle, poultry, rabbits and more.

"It teaches them responsibility if you don't take care of them their going to die or something's going to happen to them, you got to monitor and make sure they're not getting overheated," added Roberts.

Nicole Kerkhove a 4-H member says this is one of the hottest fairs she has seen throughout her time participating.

"We put fans on them to stay cool and we also put cool rags over their necks while were fitting them in the grooming shoots," said Kerkhove.

Kerkhove says the heat can play a big factor in whether they perform well.

"Sometimes on hot days they're pretty restless with you," stated Kerkhove. "You just work through it and work with them before the fair,"
Roger says she enjoys making memories the most.

"Something I've been able to pass down throughout generations. So I'm happy about that. That is my best memory and spending time with my dad."

West Lafayette
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 74°
Kokomo
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 68°
Rensselaer
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 63°
Fowler
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 63°
Williamsport
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 68°
Crawfordsville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Frankfort
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Delphi
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 68°
Monticello
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 68°
Logansport
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 68°
Turning Warmer & More Humid, Then Big Cool-Down
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 76522

Reported Deaths: 3086
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion16194731
Lake7742281
Elkhart495586
Allen4040163
St. Joseph361083
Hamilton2887104
Vanderburgh205313
Hendricks1943108
Cass18069
Johnson1794119
Porter136239
Clark130750
Tippecanoe124511
Madison103066
LaPorte93530
Howard92065
Kosciusko87212
Floyd82249
Bartholomew82147
Marshall79423
Monroe76732
Delaware76052
Vigo71411
Dubois71312
Boone69746
Noble69029
Hancock68839
Jackson5975
Warrick58830
Shelby56828
LaGrange56610
Grant53130
Dearborn51628
Morgan48934
Clinton4504
Henry41820
Wayne38810
White37711
Montgomery36021
Lawrence35727
Harrison35224
Decatur34232
Putnam3218
Daviess27920
Miami2772
Scott27310
Jasper2572
Greene25434
Franklin24715
DeKalb2384
Gibson2334
Jennings22812
Steuben2153
Ripley2138
Carroll2003
Fayette1957
Perry18713
Posey1800
Starke1807
Orange17824
Wells1782
Fulton1732
Wabash1715
Jefferson1662
Knox1640
Whitley1566
Tipton14912
Washington1441
Sullivan1411
Spencer1393
Clay1315
Huntington1273
Randolph1274
Newton12110
Adams1172
Owen1051
Jay920
Rush894
Pulaski821
Fountain762
Brown752
Blackford662
Ohio656
Benton640
Pike620
Vermillion590
Parke551
Switzerland530
Martin500
Crawford450
Union410
Warren241
Unassigned0208

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events