Welcome to the Fun Fair, the everything in one fair! Welcome to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. We have had a great first half of our fair week!
Friday was a busy day bringing most of the lambs into the barn. The members of the club as well as open show exhibitors moved into the barn. Setting up their home away from home for the week. We have everything from couches to refrigerators as well as our standard tack boxes! This year we had more lambs than our barn could hold! Currently, there are lambs in our barn as well as in the back half of our Sheep/Swine Arena!
Saturday was a fun filled day with our Elkhart County Open Show, sponsored by the Sheep Breeders. They did a terrific job putting on the show that day!
Sunday was a more relaxed fun day at the fair. Our members put on a few demonstrations for the guests who visited our barn. We had two demonstrations on shearing on Sunday where we demonstrated how ewes are shorn in a commercial sheep herd as well as how our show lambs and shorn for show.
Monday was a slow day in the barn. Members worked their shifts in the Lamb Booth while leaders worked on the show program and preparation for the big show day.
Tuesday is the biggest day of the year for our club! All of our members are exhibiting their projects for the year. We host market, breeding and showmanship competitions. Our market show is one of our biggest shows. We are also very proud of our showmanship competition! Over half of the members in our club participate every year! This year we had 78 members participate in our showmanship competition! That is 68% of our club members!
Congratulations to our winners of our Market & Breeding Shows today!
Grand Champion Single Market Lamb: Austin Bernicky, Claypool, IN
Reserve Grand Champion Single Market Lamb: Zach Holdeman, Nappanee, IN
Grand Champion Pen of Two: Austin Bernicky, Claypool, IN
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Two: Zach Holdeman, Nappanee, IN
Supreme Ewe: Marissa Lorenz, New Paris, IN
Supreme Ram: Brandi Henderson, Goshen, IN
Senior: Ryan Kelly
Junior: Austin Bernicky
Beginner: Morgan Sanchez
Greenhand: Brooke Sanchez
Alumni: 39 and under: Andrea Holdeman
Alumni: 40 and over: Tim Brubaker