Rushville Republican


June 21, 2013

2013 Rush County Fair preview

RUSHVILLE — The 2013 Rush County Fair runs June 22 to 29. Unless otherwise noted, fair events take place on the Rush County Fairgrounds located just north of 11th Street and just west of Sexton Street in Rushville.

Farrow Amusements will run Saturday through Saturday. Advanced tickets for wristbands nights will be available at the local banks now through June 22 for $15. These advanced tickets can be used any wristband night. Wristband nights are Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29. Wristband purchase during the fair is $20.

RushShelby Energy Community Building and Truster Building with commercial exhibits will be open Sunday through Friday nights.

Track events nightly Saturday, June 22 through Saturday, June 29 including Demo Derbys, Tractor Pulls, 3/4 Midget Races, Motocross and ATV flat drags.

There will also be daily 4-H livestock shows, including swine, beef, dairy, goat, sheep and poultry. There is also a dog and cat show, and 4-H exhibits in the Root Building.  

The Rush County Agricultural Association, which organizes and operates the annual fair, is a not for profit organization comprised of volunteers who are committed to delivering a superior fair experience with top-notch grandstand offerings as well as a quality midway. This group actively supports community groups such as 4-H, FFA, Extension Homemakers and other service oriented agencies. They work to educate the public about the importance of agriculture in our community by promoting and encouraging agricultural groups to offer events and information displays.

In 1940, Mr. and Mrs. Ora T. Lower gave the Rush County Agricultural Association 18.65 acres of land to be used for the Rush County Fairgrounds.   The fair board relies on funds from the fair, building rentals and donations in order to maintain the buildings and fairgrounds all year long.

Track events

6/22/13: 7 p.m.: Demo Derby/Auto Cross

6/23/13: Noon: Antique Tractor Pull

6/23/13: 7 p.m.: Tractor Stock/Tractor Pull

6/24/13: 7 p.m.: NTPA Tractor Pull and Stock Semi Pull

6/25/13: 6:30 p.m.: ATV Flat Drags

6/26/13: 7:30 p.m.: Midwest TQ Race

6/27/13: 7:30 p.m.: UMRA TQ Race

6/28/13: 7 p.m.: Hog Wrestling

6/29/13: 6 p.m.: Moto Cross

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