Special Events & Festivals

Watching the judge making notes


Photo by Scott Trauner

Ethan Farr (left) watches Judge Tori Anderson, of Adams County, write notes about his recycling project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

A healthy look


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Judge Amy Dreibelbis, of Noble County, looks over Benjamin Covey's health project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

Watching the judge


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Benjamin Shriner (left) watches as Judge Jenny Draper, of Allen County, goes over his basis craft project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Turn some pages


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Judge Jim Williams (right), of Allen County, starts to turn the pages of Nicholas Melchi's collections book during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

Explaining the craft project


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Marissa LeMar (left) goes over her craft project with Judge Melissa Stanley, of Allen County, during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

Looks tempting


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Judge Marvene Johnson (right), of Kosciusko County, looks over the cake project of Molly Ross during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

Child development project


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Judge Anita Senesac (left), of Allen County, talks with 4-H'er Madison Wohlford about her child development project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

Food preservation discussion


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Judge Debbie DeLong (left), of Grant County, chats with 4-H'er Kristian Kline about his food preservation project during non-livestock judging for the Huntington County Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.

Discussing the model


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4-H'er Eli Ramp (right) and Judge Kelly Van Horn, of Allen County, discuss Ramp's model project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington on Thursday, July 20.

Aerospace project check


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Judge Steve Beck (left), from Whitley County, checks over the 4-H aerospace project of Luke Hill during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington on Thursday, July 20.

Listening to the judge

Karmen Koch (right) listens as Judge Gloria Hizer, from Pulaski County, assesses her 4-H scrapbook project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington on Thursday, July 20.

Shooting sports judging


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Teresa Rody, from Huntington County, listens as Lucas Trickle describes his 4-H shooting sports project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington on Thursday, July 20.

4-H sewing


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madelyn Husband (right) watches as Judge Delores Hippensteel evaluates her 4-H sewing project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School, in Huntington, on Thursday, July 20.

Disbelieving Johnson walks off - sort of - with royalty crown

The court of the 2017 4-H Royalty contest includes (from left) second runner-up Karmen Koch; royalty champion Larissa Johnson; and first runner-up Josi Barscz. The contest was held Friday, July 14, at the iAB financial bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

For many, having to walk up steps then take a few modeling turns in an evening gown while sporting a pair of crutches may not be the definition of “lucky” – but, for Larissa Johnson, it not only made her stand out from the crowd, it certainly didn’t hurt her in winning the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest.

4-H fair kicks into high gear this weekend

The Huntington County 4-H Fair kicks into high gear this weekend.

Non-livestock projects will be judged today and Friday, July 20 and 21, and livestock will be unloaded at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Friday.

Exhibits of 4-H projects and livestock shows begin on Saturday, July 22, and activities will continue through the livestock auction on Thursday, July 27. An antique tractor display will be held on the west end of the fairgrounds throughout the week.

Cat eval


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Windy Johnston evaluates Bethany Marcum's cat during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Cat Show on Tuesday, July 18, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Wrapping demo for the judges


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

4-H'er Chase Drummond shows how to wrap a cat to calm it before grooming during a demonstration for judges Bonita Price (front) and Kelly Metzger during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Cat Show on Tuesday evening, July 18, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Waiting their turn


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

4-H'er Rebecca Landers and her cat wait their turn at the judges' table during he Huntington County 4-H Fair Cat Show on Tuesday evening, July 18, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Well-blended


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Senior division 4-H’er Madelynn Keiffer takes a turn modeling the dress, hat and shawl she sewed Tuesday, July 18, during the 4-H fashion revue judging held at Lincoln Elementary School. Judge Judi Merkle, of Geneva, commented on Keiffer’s blending of colors to create a complete look.

Uniquely styled


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Lesley Zook models the blouse and pants she made in the senior division of the 4-H fashion revue judging held Tuesday, July 18, at Lincoln Elementary School. The show is part of the Huntington County 4-H Fair and focuses on the sewing skills of 4-H members.

Explaining her choices


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

4-H’er Hannah Warpup (right) talks about how she matched her off-the-shoulder blouse with shorts for a sporty outfit to judge Carolyn Nagle, of Angola, during the consumer clothing judging Tuesday, July 18, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Well put-together


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4-H consumer clothing judge Carolyn Nagle (left), of Angola, comments on 4-H’er Josi Barscz’ outfit during the judging session held Tuesday, July 28, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Llama love


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Ashton Hosler soothes his llama as he navigates the PR/woodlands obstacle course Monday, July 17, during the llama show at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Hosler took second place in both the obstacle course and showmanship classes in the intermediate group.

Showing off her llama


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

4-H member Jennifer Meyer chats with judge Ashley Ricker (right), of Fort Jennings, OH, about her llama project in the showmanship class Monday, July 17, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Meyer, in the advanced exhibitor group, took second place in the class but took first in the PR/woodlands obstacle course, earning her the reserve championship in the show.

Sharp turn


Photo by Steve Clark.

Reid Dillion makes a sharp turn as he competes in the barrel race for senior exhibitors on ponies during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 16, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Trail class course


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lainey Thompson (left) looks over at Judge Julie Didion (far right) and Judge’s Assistant Brooke Saam as she completes the trail class course for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 16, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Completing a challenge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Joshua Hill attempts to complete a challenge on the trail class course for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 16, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

First obstacle


Photo by Steve Clark.

Addison Funk approaches the first obstacle in the trail class for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 16, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

English equitation


Photo by Steve Clark.

Atop her pony, Addison Funk competes in the English equitation class at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 16, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

English pleasure judging


Photo by Steve Clark.

Josie Eckert rides through the arena at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington, during English pleasure judging at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 16.

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