Rushville Republican

June 21, 2013

2013 Rush County Fair preview


Rushville Republican

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



The midway

The Rush County Fair uses North American Midway Entertainment (Farrow Amusements), a part of the same midway you visit at the Indiana State Fair.

Farrow Amusements will run Saturday through Saturday. Advanced tickets for wristbands nights are available at local banks through June 22 for $15.

Saturday, June 22, for $17, you can purchase a $20 arm band for the night, a free drink (at midway concessions only) and one free game. (Ticket must be purchased that night.)

Sunday, June 23, is one ticket per ride night, and wristband nights are Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29. Wristbands purchase during the fair are $20.



Exhibits

The 4-H Building and the Root Building are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the fair. Check out the great 4-H projects and open entries!

You will be entertained by our local youth showing their animals to their ability from  June 22  to 29. The activities are:

June 23: 1 p.m.: Open Sheep and Goat Show

June 24: 9 a.m.: 4-H Sheep Show

9 a.m.: 4-H Poultry and Goat Show

June 25: 8 a.m.: 4-H Barrow and Gilt Show

7 p.m.: Auction of 4-H Sheep, Goat, Poultry and Swine

June 26: Noon: Rabbit Show

June 27: 9 a.m.: Open and 4-H Dairy Show

June 28: 9 a.m.: 4-H Beef Show

7:30 p.m.: Auction of 4-H Beef, Dairy Beef, Dairy Milk and Rabbits

                                           

Horse & Pony

The 4-H Horse and Pony Show will take place at the horse park on State Road 44 east of Rushville. They are at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, and Sunday June 23 at 11 a.m.

For more detailed information, visit http://www.extension.purdue.edu/rush





2013 Rush County Fair schedule of events

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 4-H Photography Entry & Judging, Root Building

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 4-H Electric Entry & Judging, Root Building

3 to 5:30 p.m.: Open Photography Entry, Root Building

4 to 7 p.m.: All 4-H projects which are due on Wednesday, June 19, may be entered in the Root Building, if unable to attend judging.

5:30 p.m.: Open Photography Judging, Root Building

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

9:00 a.m. to Check in & Judging of the following 4-H projects:

1:30 p.m.: Aerospace, child development, collections, computers, computer arts, drawing, genealogy, gift wrapping, health, home environment, leadership, models, needlecrafts, other basic crafts, painting, personality, reading, recycling, scrapbooking.

4 to 7 p.m.: All 4-H projects, which are due Thursday, June 20, may be entered in the Root Building if unable to attend judging.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

9 a.m. to Check in and judging of the following 4-H projects in the Root Building:

1:30 p.m.: ATV posters, cake decorating, cat posters, crops, dog posters, entomology, forestry, geology, horseless horsemanship, poultry posters, rabbit posters, shooting sports, soil & water, sports, vet. science, weather, weeds, welding, wildlife, woodworking.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 4-H Consumer Clothing notebooks due in the Root Building.

1 to 4 p.m.: All 4-H projects, which are due Friday, June 21, may be entered in the Root Building if unable to attend judging.

6 p.m.: Livestock Pavilion set-up (4-H families needed to help).

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

9 a.m. to noon: Check in and judging of 4-H Sewing in RCHS Laughlin Center

9 a.m. to Check in and judging of 4-H Cloverbuds, foods, and microwave cooking in Root Building

10 a.m. to Check in and judging of 4-H Consumer Clothing in the Laughlin Center (Outfits only! Notebooks due 6/20 in Root Building.)

Noon to 4 p.m.: 4-H Foods Bake Sale in Root Building (items available for sale following judging).

1 to 3:30 p.m.: Judging of all 4-H Fashion Revue divisions in the Laughlin Center

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

8 a.m.: 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest, Racetrack

8 to 11 a.m.: Enter Open Class Art in the Root Building

8 to 11 a.m.: Enter the following Open Class departments in the Root Building:

Home Economics (includes crafts, foods, food preservation, quilting, sewing, needlecrafts, knitting, Bake-A-Rama

9 a.m.: 4-H Horse & Pony Show at 4-H Horse Park, State Road 44 East of Rushville

Noon: Closed Judging of Open exhibits, Bake-A-Rama & Open Art

2 p.m.: Bake-A-Rama winners posted

2 p.m.: Open Foods & Bake-A-Rama Bake Sale, Root Building

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; wristband purchased at the midway only special. Includes one free drink and one free game on midway. Pre-purchased wristbands will not be accepted on this night.

7 p.m.: Demolition Derby & Autocross at Race Track

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

11 a.m.: 4-H Horse & Pony Show, 4-H Horse Park, State Road 44 East of Rushville

1 p.m.: Open Sheep & Goat Show, Livestock Pavilion

2 to 4 p.m.: Check-in 4-H Poultry

Noon & 7 p.m.: Truck & Tractor Pull at Race Track

7 to 8 p.m.: Enter & weigh-in 4-H Sheep & Goats

7 to 9 p.m.: Root Memorial 4-H Building open for sneak peak

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; one ticket per ride

MONDAY, JUNE 24

8 to 11 a.m.: Enter Open Flowers, Root Building

11 a.m.: Judge Open Flowers

9 a.m. to noon: Check in and judging of the following in the Root Building:

4-H floriculture, garden, wildflowers; Open Vegetable

9 a.m.: 4-H Poultry, Livestock Pavilion

9 a.m.: 4-H Sheep Show, Livestock Pavilion

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Root Memorial 4-H Building open to public

Noon: 4-H Goat Show, Livestock Pavilion

1 p.m.: 4-H Grand & Reserve Grand Champion pictures are taken in the Root Building

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; wristband special nightly

6 to 8 p.m.: All Swine entered in Livestock Pavilion

7 p.m.: Truck & Tractor Pull at Race Track

10 p.m.: Entry deadline for Baby Show, Root Building

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

8 a.m.: 4-H Barrow & Gilt Show, Livestock Pavilion

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Root Memorial 4-H Building Open to Public

6:30 p.m.: ATV & Motorcycle Dirt Drags at Race Track

7 p.m.: Auction of 4-H Sheep, Goats, Poultry & Swine

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

8 a.m.: Livestock Barn Clean Up & Set Up

9 a.m.: 4-H Cat Show, Root Building

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Root Memorial 4-H Building Open to Public

10 a.m.: Baby Show, Laughlin Center

Noon: Rabbit Show, Livestock Pavilion

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; wristband special nightly

7 p.m.: 4-H Fashion Revue, Laughlin Center

7 p.m.: Midwest Midget Races at Race Track

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Enter 4-H & Open Dairy

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

9 a.m.: Dairy Grooming Show

9 a.m.: Open & 4-H Dairy Show, Livestock Pavilion

10 a.m.: 4-H Grand & Reserve Grand Champion pictures are taken in the Root Building

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Root Memorial 4-H Building open to public

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; wristband special nightly

5 to 8 p.m.: Enter 4-H Beef

7 p.m.: UMRA 3/4 Midget Racing at Race Track

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

9 a.m.: 4-H Beef Show, Livestock Pavilion

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Root Memorial 4-H Building open to public

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; wristband special nightly

7 p.m.: Hog Wrestling, Race Track

7:30 p.m.: Auction of 4-H Beef, Dairy Beef, Dairy Milk, Rabbits,

Livestock Pavilion

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

8 a.m.: Livestock Barn Clean-up

Noon to 4 p.m.: Root Memorial 4-H Building Open to Public

4 p.m.: Weigh-in for Pedal Tractor Pull, Livestock Pavilion

4:30 p.m.: Pedal Tractor Pull, Livestock Pavilion & bicycle drawing. Must be entered in the pedal tractor pull to qualify for the free bike drawing.

4 p.m.: Root Building closes

5 to 8:30 p.m.: 4-H & Open Exhibits released from Root Building AND 4-H Grand & Reserve Grand Champion pictures are taken

5 to 10 p.m.: Farrow Amusements open to public; wristband special nightly

7 p.m.: Moto-Cross Racing at Race Track

8:30 p.m.: 1st Year 4-H Record Books & Jr. Ldr. Record Sheets due in the Root Building.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Noon to 2 p.m.: 4-H & Open Exhibits are released from the Root Building.

MONDAY, JULY 1

8 a.m.: Root Building tear down (volunteers needed)

8 a.m.: General Fair Cleanup



Summary

The 2013 Rush County Fair runs June 22 through 29.

The Rush County Fair is an event many people look forward to all year long. Exhibits, livestock, track activities and visiting with friends and family make it a “don’t miss event.”

Along the same token, the success of the Rush County Fair is dependent on the efforts of the many 4-H volunteers, the 4-H Council, Extension Board, Junior Leaders, and the unsung efforts of the Extension Office staff.

The commitment to the facilities and grounds by the Rush County Ag Association makes the entire event possible.



2013 4-H COUNCIL

President: Roy Delay

Vice-President: Brent Stoten

Secretary: Laura Ash

Treasurer: Dixie Meyer

Other council members include: Phil Brashaber, Angie Buckley, Loretta Henderson, Lori Hill, Gena Loggan, Jessica Miller, Rachel Miller, Allen Odum,

David Rolfe, Eric Wagoner, April Yager



2013 EXTENSION ADVISORY BOARD

Anderson Township: Brad Tressler

Center Township: Christy Hall

Jackson Township: Dave Miller

Orange Township: Scott Richey

Posey Township: Bill Taufmann

Richland Township: Carol Holzback

Ripley Township: Susie Hunt

Rushville Township: Carole Yeend

Union Township: Jamie Newkirk

Walker Township: Lisa Wagoner

Washington Township: Ryan Roberts

Homemakers: Sue Netherly

4-H Council: Roy Delay