Starke County Fair Kicks Off Today

The Starke County Fair officially kicks off today! Starting at 6 a.m., 4-H swine, sheep, and goats can be entered until 11 a.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., contestants for the 4-H cake decorating, flowers, and gardening and crops categories can enter, along with open class foods, food preservation, and hay and grain.

At 10 a.m., fishing opens at the conservation building, and at noon, the 4-H livestock sonoray will take place. Judging for the cake decorating, flowers, and gardening and crops categories will take place at 12:30 p.m., and the poultry, pigeon and waterfowl showing will take place at the poultry and rabbit barn.

WKVI will be broadcasting at the 4-H Food Pavilion starting at 2 p.m., and the 4-H Club Parade will take place at 6 p.m. from the 4-H building on Division Street to the show arena, where opening ceremonies will take place at 6:15 p.m.

Mechanical bull riding will start at 6:30 p.m. in the grass area south of the Lions Building. The pig scramble will occur at 7:30 p.m., and all contestants must enter the scramble by 6:30 p.m. by registering at the fair office.

The Open Class Building will host children’s crafts at 7 p.m., and finally, the 4-H horse and pony show’s costume class will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the horse arena.