Pork burgers, dairy bar vanilla strawberry twist ice cream and tractor pull, oh my!
Goshen boasts one of the largest county fairs in the nation. Yesterday was the 35th "Parade 5,000 Road Run" followed by the infamous parade. I'll leave you with some photos of the parade, but first, let's take a look at the 4-H program and our county fair by the numbers.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 million young people in the U.S. are 4-H members
110 universities in the U.S. are 4-H partners
1851 was the inaugural year of the Elkhart County Fair which was held on the county courthouse square
9 day annual event
384 acres of land makes up our fair campus
$2,773,535 annual revenue reported in 2013 by Elkhart County 4-H & Agricultural Exposition, Inc.
269,064 guests visited the fair in 2014
4700 Elkhart County youth are involved in 4-H
8000 projects are displayed annually at the fair
60 buildings throughout the fair campus
900 RV sites - some temporary, some permanent
150 other events are held at the fairgrounds when the fair is not being held
Thanks to everyone who walked with us along the parade route. Stop by Commercial Exhibit Building E, spaces 26 and 27 - we would love to meet you!