Jasper County Fair celebrates 90 years of traditions

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Whether they are veterans or rookies, participants at the Jasper County Fair are keeping 90 years of tradition alive. Every year since 1924, families have come to the Jasper County Fair.

Many are looking for recognition after months of preparing their 4-H project or animal. Board member Rich Moore said traditions are kept alive through families.

“My thing is, it’s been a family thing for me,” Moore said. “My aunt and uncle and family have been on the board for a long time.”

Savannah Wheeler raises rabbits. Her mother did before her.

“To have the 4-H life is really good,” Wheeler said.

But Savannah may be making a name for herself.

“Last year, I had another [showmanship rabbit] and we won everything,” Wheeler said.

Tradition also runs deep over in the beef barn.

“My dad was in 4-H, so he got us involved,” Taylor Jordan said. “We live on a cattle farm, so we obviously do cattle.”

Jordan and her brother work along side each other. The participants’ families are close enough to show them the ropes, but far enough away to let them have their own experiences.

“It’s really fun doing this because you can work with cattle and get closer to your family,” Jordan said.

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