Special Events & Festivals

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.

A healthy look


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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


Photo by Scott Trauner

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.

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