Preparations nearly complete for Tippecanoe Co. Fair

Crews put finishing touches up before the fair kicks off on Saturday.
Crews put finishing touches up before the fair kicks off on Saturday.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Crews have been out at the fairgrounds since Sunday, putting the final touches in place before the fair kicks off Saturday.

Tents have been in place for two weeks and the animal pens are ready to go as well.

On Thursday, crews hung up the sides to the tents and prepared the interior for the fair.

Goats and rabbits will arrive to the grounds on Friday. The rest of the animals come in on Saturday.

Tippecanoe County Extension director Roberta Crabtree said more than 300 people have volunteered for this year’s fair.

“It’s not possible without all the great volunteers that we have, all of the 4-H leaders, superintendents and people — who say, ‘looks like you need help,'” said Crabtree.

Judging was already underway at the fairgrounds for poster, Lego builds and other projects.

Those projects will be on display at the Exhibit Hall and Home Ec building. 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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