2014 Daviess

County Fair
A supplement to the Washington Times Herald
June 20, 2014 - 12 pages
One Train Depot St., Washington, IN
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JUNE
Veale Creek 2014 Kids Camp
June 23-27, 2014 (& July 7-11)
Contact Cady Roberts @ 812-380-1911 or at
crober62@myvu.vinu.edu
Movies On Main Street
June 27, 2014
“Auto Theme”
9pm - 10:30ish
German American Bank Parking Lot
Concessions Available
Daviess County Fair
June 20-28, 2014
Daviess County Fairgrounds, Elnora
Angela Wilson Commercial building 812-890-3993
Coming Home to Our Irish Roots - Summer Picnic
Corning - St Patrick Catholic Church (850 E. 500 S)
Sunday June 29, 2014 - at noon
Freewill donation
Contact: Vince Sellers 812-444-9360 or email
corningdeirish@gmail.com
www.corningheritagecenter.com
JULY
July 4th Celebrations
July 1-4, 2014
Eastside Park
Washington
Washington Conservation 3D Archery Bow Shoot
July 6, 2014, Trophy Shoot
350W 150S. Washington
812-610-2490
4-H Fair in Washington
July 11-18, 2014
Eastside Park
Veale Creek 2014 Kids Camp
July 7-11, 2014
Contact Cady Roberts @ 812-380-1911
or at crober62@myvu.vinu.edu
Montgomery Ruritan Club - Summer Festival
July 19, 2014-2 pm-??
$15 per ticket pre sale - $20 ticket at door
Trey Hughes 3-6 pm
The Springs 7:30 - 8:30 pm
David Alan Coe - Entertainment - 8:30 pm-10 pm
Howie the DJ 10 pm -1 am
Beer Garden
Movies On Main Street
“Chunk”y 85
July 25, 2014
9 pm - 10:30 ish
German American Bank Parking Lot
Concessions Available
August
Washington Conservation 3D Archery Bow Shoot
August 2-3, 2014
1/2 proceeds go to PCBA
350W 150S. Washington
812-610-2490
Old National Bank - 100 Men Who Cook in Vincennes
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Doors open 6pm
For even sponsorship info or to purchase tickets contact
Tina Meeks 812-895-4220 or tina.meeks@oldnational.com
August 2 — Back to School Bash
TBA Location
Old Settler Festival
First week of August, Tuesday through Saturday
August 5-9, 2014
Odon City Park - Odon, IN
812-636-8218
Wine, Cheese and Art Festival
Friday before Labor Day Weekend August 29, 2014
Corner Main Street and 2nd, Washington
812-254-5262
Dillon Amish Quilt Auction
Saturday of Labor Day Weekend
August 30, 2014
Simon J. Graber Community Building, Odon
812-296-1775
September
Labor Day Special Horse & Tack Auction
September 1, 2014
Dinky’s Auction Center
Cannelburg
812-486-2880
White River Valley Antique Show
Always Thursday-Sunday after Labor Day
September 4-7, 2014
Daviess County Fairground-Elnora
812-345-0064
Daviess County Turkey Trot Festival
Always Thursday-Sunday after Labor Day
September 4-7, 2014
Ruritan Park, Montgomery
812-254-0938
Washington Conservation 3D Archery Bow Shoot
September 14, 2014
350W 150S, Washington
812-610-2490
20th Century Chevy Car Festival
3rd Weekend in September
September 20-21, 2014 Eastside Park, Washington
812-617-5580
Corning Apple Festival
September 20, 2014
Corning Heritage Center—800 E 500 S
Contact - Vince Sellers 812-444-9360
Gasthof Village Fall Fest and Quilt Auction
September 17-19-preview days
September 20, 2014-auction
Gasthof Amish Village, Montgomery
812-486-4900
One Book One Community Author Event
featuring Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviator’s Wife
Saturday, September 27, 2014 Time TBA
Fall Machinery, Carriage & Antique Machine Auction
September 23-24, 2014
Dinky’s Auction Center
Cannelburg
812-486-2880
Fall Standard Bred Auction
September 24, 2014
Dinky’s Center, Cannelburg
812-496-2880
October
Terror on Main Street
Haunted High
607 E. Main Street
Washington
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Event Schedule
WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD JUNE 20, 2014 C3
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This year the Daviess Coun-
ty Fair will honor former
North Daviess teacher and
coach Bill Slatton.
Bill was the former North
Daviess basketball coach, as
well as the coach at Elnora
before the consolidation.
However, more than that, he
was one of the faces of the
northern Daviess community.
Sadly, Bill passed away this
February, leaving a hole in
lives of those knew him, but a
memory as large as the life he
lived.
Bill original taught and
coached at Dubois, before
coming to Elnora, just about
50 years ago. From that point
on Bill has always been a big
part of the school and com-
munity.
In fact, the last group of
eighth graders he coached,
were seniors this season.
He would have said being
honored at the fair was the
last thing he would have
wanted, but for those who
knew him, knew he would
have loved it. It is just the
kind of person he was. Bill
was all about laughing, joking
and spendi ng t i me wi t h
friends. He would loved wav-
ing at the very people he
would taught, coached and
spent his life with.
This year Bill’s wife Marilyn
will honor her husband serv-
ing as the Grand Marshal at
the parade, starting at 5:30
p.m. Saturday. They were to-
gether for 60 years, married
for 50.
“I have had so many people
come up to me and say Bill
was their favorite teacher,”
Marilyn said. “You might say
he never met a stranger.”
Here is a column written
about Bill shortly after his
passing by Todd Lancaster
managing editor and long-
time sports editor:
A basketball life
well lived
In the time that I have
spent at the Times Herald,
some of the best of those
times were spent with Bill
Slatton. Bill, the former long-
time basketball coach at El-
nora and North Daviess who
passed away on Tuesday, was
always ready to talk about
basketball or just about any-
thing else, often punctuated
with a big laugh and a boom-
ing “Now, let me tell you
something...”
I was sad to hear the news,
but it wasn’t hard to quickly
move on to the fact that Bill
was not about sadness, he
was about laughter.
I often enjoyed Bill talking
about basketball back in the
days of Converse basketball
shoes and two-handed set
shots. The funny thing is, as
much as Bill would reminisce
about the “good old days,” he
was still very much active in
today’s game as well. He
helped out with North Da-
viess’ middle school program
until just recently, sharing his
skills and abilities with the
players who have made
North Daviess one of the
most successful programs in
southwestern Indiana.
Bill also loved baseball hav-
ing played for the Washing-
ton Grays and in the Army.
As an Army baseball and
basketball player, he became
a good friend of former Pacer
coach and announcer Bobby
“Slick” Leonard. Bill stayed
close to him and just a few
years ago he and I spent
some quality time with Slick
at Conseco Fieldhouse. Bill
would often give me a little
Pacer “scoop” after a call up
to Leonard in Indy.
The one thing I never did
see, was Bill as a coach. How-
ever, I was told very early in
my time in Washington that
Bill’s 1969 ND team was one
of the area’s best ever. Steve
Fisher who played for Bill
that year, said fairness was
Bill’s most important trait as
a coach.
Fair to honor Bill, Marilyn Slatton as Grand Marshal in 2014
>> See SLATTON / / Page C8
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Today and Saturday night
will be two of the most popu-
lar nights with the Truck and
Tractor Pull and the Super
Pull.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. to-
day, the grandstand will fea-
ture the Farm Stock Truck
and Tractor Pull. Admission is
$8 and pit passes are $10, but
kids under 6 are admitted
free.
Truck Classes are: 4x4
Street Stock, 4x4 Altered
Stock and one hook per class.
Entry fee is $20. 100 percent
payback ($250 added purse)
Tr a c t o r Cl a s s e s i n -
clude:12,000 lb. Naturally As-
pirated, 12,000 lb. 8 MPH,
13,000 lb. 10 MPH, 13,000 lb.
Open 4x4 Street Stock
Trucks Class Rules:
Cast iron heads and stock
intake. Front weight rack not
to extend past front bumper.
Hitch no higher than 26
inches. Street legal tires. Block
suspension and traction bars
allowed. Gasoline only. Maxi-
mum weight 6,500 lb..
4X4 Altered Stock Truck
Class Rules:
Cast iron heads and alumi-
num intake.
Down headers mandatory,
no up header s al l owed.
Weight rack not to extend
more than 60” from centerline
of front axle.
Hitch no higher than 26
inches. Maximum Weight
6,500 lbs. Cut out bed allowed
but must be covered. Hydrau-
lic steering allowed. Street le-
gal tires. Block Suspension
and traction bars allowed.
Gasoline only. Must have
drive shaft shields and safety
bell housing, and/or transmis-
sion blanket.
For more information, con-
tact Scott Miller at 812-787-
1182.
Saturday night, June 21,
will feature the Super Pull
with light super stock tractors
starting at 7:30 p.m. Admis-
sion will be $10, with children
under 6 admitted for free.
Rigs will feature Pulling
League 5,800 lb. Single-En-
gine Modified and ORVTPA
West Region 9,500 lb. Limited
Pro Stock Tractors. 4x4 street
and altered stock trucks. Rules
and payout for stock trucks
the same as for Friday farm
stock and tractor pull, except
added purse raised to $500.
Full Pull!
Tractor pulls big part
of county fair experience
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WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD JUNE 20, 2014 C5
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Jarrett looks back at
remarkable year as fair queen
BY LINDSAY OWENS
TIMES HERALD
The last year has been an
exciting journey for Ellie Jar-
rett, Miss Daviess County
2013. The Washington Catho-
lic grad and Butler University
student was crowned last June
and since then, has stayed
busy promoting 4-H and serv-
ing as an ambassador for the
county.
“The fair was a week I’ll
never forget,” said Jarrett, the
daughter of Jeff and Chris Jar-
rett of Washington. “I was able
to reconnect with old friends
and make new friends as well
including several area queens
that I’ve kept in touch with all
year.”
During the fair, held in El-
nora, Jarrett passed out rib-
bons during the livestock
shows, visited other county
fairs and passed out plastic ti-
aras to the little girls admir-
ing Jarrett’s crown.
She also made appearances
at local day cares where she
interacted with the children
and taught them about man-
ners and 4-H among other
things.
“One of my favorite memo-
ries was spending time with
the Little Mister and Little
Miss Daviess County on the
midway at the fair,” said Jar-
rett who is studying elemen-
tary education.
In August, Jarrett competed
with over 80 other fair queens
for the title of Indiana State
Fair Queen, and while Jarrett
didn’t bring home the crown,
she was a top 10 finalist.
“The State Fair pageant was
another opportunity I’m very
grateful for too,” said Jarrett.
“I’m so honored to have been
a top 10 finalist but being
able to meet and connect with
incredible girls from across
the state was the true reward.”
Jarrett will turn over her
crown to the new Miss Da-
viess County Fair Monday
night but the memories she
has made over the last year
will last a lifetime.
After crowning the new
queen, Jarrett will be spend-
ing the rest of her time off
from school working as a
camp counselor at Kanakuk
Kamps in Missouri.
Ellie Jarrett
“The fair was a week I’ll never
forget. I was able to reconnect with
old friends and make new friends as
well including several area queens
that I’ve kept in touch with all year.”
—ELLIE JARRETT, 2013 DAVIESS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN
2014 Daviess County Fair Queen Candidates
Mikala Barber
M
ikala Barber, 20, is the daugh-
ter of Kelly Barber and Mint
Barber of Washington and
will be a junior at Indiana
University. While in high school,
Mikala served as both the president
of the Daviess County Community
Foundation Youth Council, and par-
ticipated in DECA, student council
as a class officer, Beta Club and
Spell Bowl. At IU, she is involved in
the Kelley School of Business Toast-
masters, where she is the president
of the organization and has also
served as the vice president of edu-
cation.
Layne Fowler
L
ayne Fowler, 17, is the daughter
of Rusty and Traci Fowler of
Washington and will be a senior
at Washington Catholic High
School. Layne participates in cheer-
leading, volleyball, art club and key
club and has taken part in March for
Life as well as 4-H. She was also a
member of the inaugural Daviess
County CEO class and participates
in the school choir.
Tyeesha Jones
T
yeesha Jones, 17, is the daughter
of Marleets Apolinar and
Charles Jones of Washington,
and will be a senior at Washing-
ton High School. She participates in
Beta, science club, STAND, academic
bowl, and dance team.
Lacey Knight
L
acey Knight, 18, is the daughter
of Edith Knight of Odon and is a
2014 graduate of North Daviess
High School. Lacey was a mem-
ber of FFA, choir, the North Daviess
Singers, FFA State Choir, Red Cross,
Robotics Club, and the Elnora Chris-
tian Church.
Molly Lynch
M
olly Lynch, 17, is the daughter
of Dennis Lynch and Jamie
Graber of Washington and
will be a senior at Washing-
ton High School. Molly works at
Scoops Homemade Ice Cream and
Smooth You Medical Spa. She is a
member of the Beta and hopes to
join a youth group.
Patti Newton
P
atti Newton, 17, is the daughter
of John and Martha Newton of
Washington and will be a senior
at Washington High School. Patti
is a member of DECA, Beta,
advanced choir, serves as class presi-
dent and also participates in 4-H.
Jonna Williams
J
onna Williams, 17, is the daugh-
ter of Ed and Kay Stafford of
Washington and will be a senior
at Washington High School. She
participates in student council, 4-H,
Beta, DECA, NHRA Drag Racing
League, golf, and is the manager for
the school wrestling team.
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WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD C7
1949 — Sunny (Tomey)
Freed, daughter of Olin
Tomey, Elnora
1950 — Bonnie (Burdsall)
Meek, daughter of Mrs. Mary
Burdsall, Elnora
1951 through 1957 — No
queen
1958 — Brenda Risley,
daughter of Ralph and Mary
Jo, Rt. 3, Washington
1959 — Candy Poindexter,
daughter of Marlan and Ellen,
Odon
1960 — Mary Jean (Brown)
Beasley, daughter of Walter
and Martha, Odon
1961 — Betty Overton,
daughter of Howard Overton,
Odon
1962 through 1965 — No
queen
1966 — Cheryl (Troup)
Brown, daughter of Robert
and Mary, Elnora
1967 — Susan Hinkle,
daughter of Walter, Odon
1968 — Kay Potts, daugh-
ter of Lloyd, Washington
1969 — Mary Jane (Wikle)
Lengacher, daughter of Leon
and Regina, Elnora
1970 — Becky (Sprinkle)
Rollins, daughter of Mike and
Betty, Plainville
1971 through 1973 — No
queen
1974 — Andrea (McCall)
Lynch, daughter of John and
Anna, Plainville
1975 — Jan Heath, daugh-
ter of John V. and Lorraine,
Washington
1976 — Nancy (Hastings)
Beach, daughter of Vincent
and Virginia, Elnora
1977 — Carol (Noble) Vend-
erwyst, daughter of Charles
and Irma, Washington
1978 — Cheryl (Flint) May,
daughter of Marvin and
Sarah, Washington
1979 — Polly (Potts) Law-
yer, daughter of Clifford and
Phyllis, Odon
1980 — Brenda (Noble)
Armstrong, daughter of
Charles and Irma, Washington
1981 — Gina (Crowder) Til-
ton, daughter of Terry and
Lynn, Washington
1982 — Jan (Poindexter)
Schuler, daughter of Richard
and Bonnie, Odon
1983 — Susan Colbert,
daughter of Jack and Sue,
Washington
1984 — Clarissa Harper,
daughter of Larry and Sue,
Washington
1985 — Tonya Williams,
daughter of Martel and Ann,
Washington
1986 — Brenda (English)
Stallman, daughter of Roger
and Shirley, Washington
1987 — Stephanie Buzan,
daughter of Stephen and
Susan, Washington
1988 — Lana (Stoll) Helms,
daughter of Darrell and Fran,
Washington
1989 — Mary Butcher,
daughter of Gerald and
Donna, Washington
1990 — Melanie Humerick-
house, daughter of Richard
and Peggy, Odon
1991 — Shelley (Ash) Brin-
son, daughter of Stephen and
Bernice, Washington
1992 — Kathy (Jerg-
er) Koral, daughter of Gerald
and Norma, Washington
1993 — Alicia Armes,
daughter of Tim and Elaine,
Montgomery
1994 — Trisha Frette,
daughter of David and Debo-
rah, Washington
1995 — Kim Potts, daugh-
ter of Leslie and Millie, Wash-
ington
1996 — Sara Boyd, daugh-
ter of Gilbert and Yolanda,
Plainville
1997 — Carrie (Taylor)
Bean, daughter of Bill and
Cathy Phillips, Washington
1998 — Amanda Barber,
daughter of Mark and Pam,
Washington
1999 — Krista (Wade)
Swartzentruber, daughter of
Jim and Sally, Washington
2000 — Alison Frette,
daughter of Steve and Jane,
Washington
2001 — Brooke (Armstrong)
Dashner, daughter of Bob and
Beverly, Washington
2002 — Blair (Kendall)
West, daughter of Bill Kendall
and Drenda Armes, Washing-
ton
2003 — Audra Litherland,
daughter of Joe and Cindy
Lengacher of Odon and Steve
and Kathy Litherland of Mon-
roe City
2004 — Allie (Shafer) Krieg-
er, daughter of Terry and
Tonya, Plainville
2005 — Lisa Ann DeBaun,
daughter of Kenny and Janice
Sanders, Odon
2006 — Glenna Jolliff,
daughter of Phillip and Sara,
Elnora
2007 — Jenna Schaffer,
daughter of Tom and Eliza-
beth, Odon
2008 — Jessie Davis,
daughter of Tony and Beth
Davis, Washington
2009 — Whitney McGillem,
daughter of Joe and Debra,
Washington
2010 — Codie Myers,
daughter of Chris and Denise
Myers, Washington
2011 — Taylor Stuckey,
daughter of Greg and Janet,
Washington
2012 — Abby McCormick,
daughter of Rob and Chris-
tine, Washington
2013 — Ellie Jarrett, daugh-
ter of Jeff and Chris, Wash-
ington
PAST FAIR QUEENS
“He was always fair. He
had such a big responsibility
that first year, because he
was bringing four communi-
ties together,” said Fisher. “He
had to be fair to make it
work.”
I think what I enjoyed most
was Bill’s sense of humor and
gregarious nature. Always
quick with a joke or a needle,
just seeing Bill and his lovely
wife Marilyn in passing were
often some of my best en-
counters of the day.
Bill loved golf and I think
the last time I saw him at the
course was at the Indiana
Basketball Hall of Fame out-
ing at Country Oaks last year.
Bill was truly in his element,
holding court with the people
whom he shared a lifetime
love of basketball.
Bill will be missed by those
who knew him - I miss him
already.
<< CONTINUED from Page C3
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One of the biggest attrac-
tion to the Daviess County
Fair is the demolition derby.
This year should be no differ-
ent as June 27 marks the big
day for the derby, beginning
at 7:30 p.m.
The pit gates open at 3:30
p.m. and close at 7 p.m.
The entry fee is $30 for
stock and mini-car classes;
$100 for modified class. Pit
pass is $15 (must be 16 with
photo ID).
Admission for grandstand is
$10; ages 6 and under are
free.
This year demolition derby
payouts will be:
Modified: First place $500;
100 percent payback
Mi ni Car s: Fi r st pl ace
$1,000, second place $500,
third place $300
Stock: First place $1,200,
second place $500, third place
$400, fourth place $250, fixth
place $150, sixth to 10th place
$100.
For rules questions, contact
Eric Adkins 270-316-8171, for
general information, contact
Brian Wagler 812-259-0409
For those who didn’t get
enough automotive entertain-
ment, Saturday night, June 28,
will be the Mud Drags.
Sign-in will be at 5 p.m. and
the drivers’ meeting will be-
gin at 7 p.m., with the flag
dropping at 7:30 p.m. sharp.
There will be two runs, with
the second turn in reverse or-
der.
The mud pit will be two
lanes 100 feet long. The pit
may be cut down to one lane
for safety reasons.
For any and all rules ques-
tions, call Scott Miller 812-
787-1182 or Brian Wagler
812-259-0409.
Classes:
Vehicles: Stock; Modified;
Open Modified; Powder Puff
Payouts: For Stock, Modi-
fied and Open Modified:
1st Place - $250
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $75
4th Place - $50
For Powder Puff:
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $50
Demolition Derby, Mud Drags conclude fair on high note
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WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD JUNE 20, 2014 C11
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The Daviess County Fair,
observing its 83rd anniversa-
ry this year, traces its origins
to the Elmore Township Fair
first held in 1928.
That first fair, organized
under the direction of Albert
M. Bishea, vocational agricul-
ture teacher, took place in
October. His students were
commanded to assist with
what was essentially an agri-
culture street fair.
Bishea appointed students
as department chairpersons.
They became, in effect, the
first fair board. Livestock and
other exhibits were scattered
throughout the business dis-
trict in Elnora.
Within a few years, carnival
rides had been added and the
fair had outgrown its down-
town site. After 1932, the fair
was relocated to the Elmore
Township School grounds and
the dates were moved up to
September.
The fair dates were changed
to August for the 1938 fair
and remained that way for
the next few years. No fairs
were held from 1942-1945
due to World War II.
In 1946, a group of Elnora’s
businessmen and farmers
formed the Elnora Communi-
ty Association and purchased
40 acres of land on which the
fair is presently held. The as-
sociation owns the land and
has given the fair a 99-year
lease.
The 1947 fair was the first
held at the current site. The
fair became incorporated in
1949 and for the first time
was known as the Daviess
County Fair. The queen con-
test also started that year.
The livestock barns, the
first major improvements at
the new location, were built
in 1957 and 1958. The fair-
grounds were redesigned in
1962.
The arena, which had been
located on the east side of the
property, traded places with
the carnival. New bleachers
were put in the arena in 1990.
In the past few years, a new
show arena/dairy barn has
been built, major electrical
improvements have been
made and new lights and
fence have been added to the
arena. New bleachers were
added to the arena in 2006.
In recent years, the fair was
extended from six days to a
nine-day event.
Four Daviess County Fair
officials have had the honor
of serving as president of the
Indiana Association of Fairs,
Festival and Events: Robert C.
Graham Jr., 1941; I. Ray Hu-
merickhouse, 1957; Wayne T.
Ketchem, 1981; and John D.
Hasler, 1989.
Fair marks 83rd year
2013 LITTLE MISS, MISTER
Kelly Overton | Times Herald
Liberty Faith Holtsclaw, daughter of Byron and Lora Holtsclaw of Washington and Alton
Charles Ennis, son of Randy and Cassie Ennis, were named 2013 Little Miss and Mister
Daviess County. This year’s contest is set for June 25 on the main stage.
83rd Annual
Don’t forget to bring your lawn
chairs to enjoy the FREE
entertainment nightly on the
bandstand.
For Additional Information Contact:
Daviess County Fairgrounds
812-692-5581
or www.daviesscofair.com
All persons attending the Daviess County Fair do so
at their own risk. The Daviess County Fair, Inc., shall
not be responsible for any injury or loss suffered by
any person. No privately owned golf carts on
fairgrounds; only standard handicapped service
vehicles permitted. No pets allowed on fairgrounds.
OVER 40 RIDES
& ATTRACTIONS
Free Admission • Free Parking
Ride Bracelets Available Nightly
Thursday, June 26
6:00 p.m
Commercial/Women’s Building Opens
7:00 p.m
Trail Horse Challenge - Arena
7:00 p.m
Fire N Ice - Free Stage
Friday, June 27
6:00 p.m.
Commercial/Women’s Building
opens
6:30 p.m.
Pedal Tractor Pull
Free Stage
7:00 p.m.
5th Degree Burn
Free Stage
7:30 p.m.
Sheep Show - Show Barn
7:30 p.m.
Demolition Derby
Arena
Great
2014 Carnival
Saturday, June 28
1:00 p.m.
Jackpot Beef Show
6:00 p.m.
Carnival Opens
6:30 p.m.
Baby Show
Free Stage
7:00 p.m.
Ground Work/Young Horse
Demo - Show Barn
7:30 p.m.
Mud Drags
Arena
9:00 p.m.
Fonda - FreeStage
ALL EVENTS ARE EASTERN TIME
Carnival Opens
Friday, June 20, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
6:00 p.m.
Carnival Opens - Midway
6:00 p.m.
Open Boer & Meat
Jackpot - Show Barn
7:00 p.m.
Vesper Services - Free Stage
Bring Lawn Chairs
Monday, June 23
6:00 p.m.
Open Western Horse Show - Arena
6:00 p.m.
Commercial/Women’s Building
Opens
8:00 p.m.
2014 Queen Pageant
Free Stage
Wednesday, June 25
7:00 p.m.
Open Beef Cattle Show - Show Barn
7:00 p.m.
Little Miss & Mr.
Contest - Free Stage
8:30 p.m.
Gerald Tipton - Free Stage
Elnora, Indiana
9 Big Days • June 20- June 28
Saturday, June 21
8:30 a.m.
Dairy Goat Show-Show Barn
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Women’s Building Open
5:30 p.m.
DAVIESS COUNTY FAIR PARADE
7:30 p.m.
SUPER PULL
TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS
Arena
7:00 p.m.
Karaoke (open mic) by Lyrical Revolution
Free Stage
Friday, June 20
7:30 p.m.
Farm Stock Truck
& Tractor Pull
Arena
8 p.m.
HayWire - Free Stage
DAVIESS COUNTY FAIR
FREE
June 27 & 28
BOYS & GIRLS BICYCLES
GIVEN AWAY BOTH NIGHTS!
(2) $25 CASH
DRAWINGS
EACH NIGHT
BICYCLE DRAWING
June 23-26
Tuesday, June 24
6:30 p.m.
Hog Wrestling Registration SE Gate
Pre-register at
www.daviesscofair.com
6:00 p.m.
Karaoke (open mic) by Lyrical
Revolution - Free Stage
7:30 p.m.
HOG WRESTLING
Arena
8:30 p.m.
Advanced Horse Riding Demo
Show Barn
Carnival
Opens
Every Night - 6:00 p.m.

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