Fountain County Fair is in the home stretch


VEEDERSBURG, Ind. (WLFI) – Despite the cooler weather, hundreds came out to the Fountain County Fair for the swine show on Tuesday.

“We have a ton going on. Yesterday was the beef and sheep shows, today is the swine show, tomorrow is goat, dog obedience and dog agility. And then Thursday is Fun Day,” said Purdue Extension summer assistant Dottie Vollmer.

“Fun Day is when all the 4-Hers can come and just relax because all the showing is over. They just have the auction that night so they play games, they get lunch, they run around and help clean up the grounds after the fair is over.” said Vollmer.

After having cooler weather during fair week, 4-Hers said it has been easier on the animals.

“Much easier on the beef cattle because they’re furry. But it’s kind of hard on everybody else because the hogs got through the wash racks today. Goats are getting washed for their show tomorrow,” said Fountain County 4-Her Joey Sims.

Wednesday’s events include the goat show and dog agility show along with a salsa contest.

“I think Fountain County is a down-to-earth, really homey, community feeling county,” explained Vollmer. “We don’t have rides so it is solely 4-H, which I think is nice, because we can focus exactly right on the kids right where 4-H is set. I really like that.”

The fair began Friday, July 11 and will conclude with the livestock auction on Thursday, July 17. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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