Special Events & Festivals

Beef show


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Matt Kleski examines Landon Hethcote’s Hereford steer during the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Beef Show on Tuesday, July 25.

Rocking the outfit


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Emalee Kline walks across the stage during the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue on Monday, July 24, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Kline was modeling the dress she made for the 4-H sewing project.

Smiling swine?


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jaima Vigar directs her crossbred barrow in the ring during judging for champion crossbred barrow at the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 24.

Keeping charge


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cole Eltzroth concentrates on his pig during judging for crossbred barrows at the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair on Monday, July 24.

A nudge for the pig


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kent Bennington (left), judge for the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Swine Show, watches as Dalaney Vickrey nudges her crossbred barrow through the show ring on Monday, July 24.

Looking on


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Martz (left) looks on as Judge Tom Berger evaluates a trio of rabbits at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Rabbit Show on Sunday, July 23, in iAB Financial Bank Heritage Hall.

Seeing how it's done


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dalaney Vickrey (right) watches as Judge Tom Berger assesses a rabbit during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Rabbit Show on Sunday, July 23, in iAB financial bank Heritage Hall.

Watching the judge work


Photo by Steve Clark.

A trio of 4-H’ers watch Judge Tom Berger during the market class portion of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Rabbit Show on Sunday, July 23, in iAB financial bank Heritage Hall.

Leading her goat


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kelby Kiel leads her goat through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Goat Show on Sunday, July 23.

Keeping track of the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dalton Husband keeps his eye on the judge as he walks through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Goat Show on Sunday, July 23.

A ribbon from the queen


Photo by Steve Clark.

Larissa Johnson (right), queen of the Huntington County 4-H Fair, bestows a fellow 4-H’er with a ribbon during the Goat Show on Sunday, July 23, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

4-H fair award winners leave mark to be felt for for many years to come

The family of the late Phil Kreider poses with a photo of their husband and father after Kreider was named 2017 Outstanding 4-H Leader Monday evening, July 24, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Family members are (front from left), Kreider’s daughter, Keturah Hyde, holding his granddaughter, Ember Hyde; Kreider’s sons, Chad Kreider (holding photo) and Lance Kreider; and Kreider’s widow, Denise Kreider; and (back from left), Kreider’s son-in-law, Eddie Hyde, and son, Ryan Kreider.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The recipients of the top awards for the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair have both left this world, but their work here will be felt for years.

“No one will ever fill his boots completely,” master of ceremonies Cory Blocker said in announcing the Outstand-ing 4-H Leader Award Monday evening, July 24, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

That award went to the late Phil Kreider, who died in January. The second award, Friend of Extension, went to the late John Tyner, who died in September of 2016. The families of both men accepted the honors.

Sarah Landers wins overall champ honors at 4-H cat show Tuesday eve

The Huntington County 4-H Cat Show was held Tuesday evening, July 18, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Four-H’ers showed their cats for Judge Windy Johnston, of Westfield, and could also take part in showmanship, demonstration and poster competitions.

Sarah Landers was named overall champion after winning the champion ribbon in the short hair cat division.
 
Chloe Couch won the championship in the long hair cat division.

Champions come to the fore in horse and pony show at fair

The 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Events were held in western, English and contesting categories.

In the western competition, Michael Moehring had the champion western gelding, Aleah Eckert had the champion western mare and Emma Eckert had both the champion pony gelding and the champion pony mare.

Gilpin is overall grand champion at llama show

Alyssa Gilpin was named overall grand champion at the 4-H Llama/Alpaca Show, which was held Monday, July 17, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Jennifer Meyer won overall reserve champion honors.

Complete results are:

Poster
Intermediate — Ashton Hosler, grand champion; Alyssa Gilpin, reserve champion.

Advanced — Emily Freise, grand champion; Jennifer Meyer, reserve champion.

Showmanship
Intermediate — Alyssa Gilpin, first; Ashton Hosler, second.

Watchful eye


Photo by Steve Clark.

Blake Stucky keeps his eye on the judge as he leads his sheep through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Sheep Show on Saturday, July 22.

Good look


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kenyon Buckland (right) holds his sheep in place so Judge Jason Stillwell can get a good look at the animal during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Sheep Show on Saturday, July 22, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Steadying for the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mya Hanson (right) steadies her sheep as Judge Jason Stillwell evaluates the animal during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Sheep Show on Saturday, July 22, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Bird assessment


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Tim Calloway (left) assesses a gaggle of birds during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Poultry Show on Saturday, July 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Watching intently


Photo by Steve Clark.

Spencer Atkinson (third from left) watches intently as Judge Tim Calloway evaluates his birds during the champion white egg pullet class at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Poultry Show on Saturday, July 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Chatting with the 4-H'ers


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Tim Calloway chats with a group of 4-H’ers during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Poultry Show on Saturday, July 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Good news


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hattie Landrum (left) can’t help but smile upon learning that her calf is in contention for runner-up honors in the junior champion Jersey class at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Dairy Show on Saturday, July 22, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

And the winner is ...


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mickensey Parker (middle) and Chase Williams (right) listen as Judge Dale Griffin announces the winner of the junior female Holstein class at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Dairy Show on Saturday, July 22, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

4-H dairy show


Photo by Steve Clark.

Conner Lauer guides his calf through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Dairy Show on Saturday, July 22.

Goat showmanship


Photo by Scott Trauner

Emma Lochner works to make sure her goat is set up properly for judging in the 4-H goat showmanship competition at the Huntington County Fair on Saturday, July 22, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Alfalfa assessment


Photo by Steve Clark.

Matthew McMillan (right) watches as Judge Elysia Rodgers assesses his 4-H alfalfa project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in iAB financial bank Heritage Hall on Friday, July 21.

Closer look


Photo by Steve Clark.

Isaac Conwell (right) leans forward to get a closer look at his 4-H woodworking project, which Judge Kevin Pluimer has just made an observation about during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in iAB Financial Bank Heritage Hall on Friday, July 21.

Taking stock of the flowers


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brianna Shane (left) and Judge Bill Wilder take stock of her 4-H floriculture project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in iAB financial bank Heritage Hall on Friday, July 21.

Listening to the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madison Houser (right) listens as Judge Rachel Olsen evaluates her 4-H electric project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in iAB financial bank Heritage Hall on Friday, July 21.

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.

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