RENSSELAER, Ind. — The Jasper County Fair will officially kick off with the national anthem and the raising of the colors at 5:45 p.m. July 20.

The fair will run through July 27. This year’s fair features many new activities and attractions.

Opening day will include a cake and pie auction at 6:15 p.m., a performance by Colton Chapman on the Free Stage at 7 p.m. and Ohio Valley Wrestling Professional Wrestling matches at 7 p.m. in the Grandstand.

Hometown athlete Randy Kaufman, AKA Randall Floyd, will be in competition. There will be a minimum of six matches throughout the two-hour show.

Also new this year, a magician on a hi-wheel bike will perform Sunday through Tuesday. From Wednesday through Saturday, look for Buford Bear and his miniature truck.

Fairgoers can play laser tag and other games on the Midway. The Pioneer Village will be open Monday through Thursday.

On Sunday, Heritage Gospel and Kali Rose will perform on the Free Stage. A church service will be held at 10 a.m. in the Community Building.

A mini livestock show will take place at 3 p.m. Mud drags will be held at 7 p.m.

On the Grandstand, a tractor pull and pig catching competition will take place Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Wednesday will feature the Extreme Illusions and Escapes act on the Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Thursday a motorcycle jumping show will be held at 7 p.m.

On Friday July 26, fairgoers have a chance to enjoy all that 4-H has to offer. The Supreme Showmanship competition will be in the show arena at 10 a.m., followed by livestock auction at 6 p.m. The Demolition Derby takes place at the Grandstand at 7 p.m.

The fair ends Saturday with performances by Elvis and Johnny Cash impersonators on the Free Stage. After the Monster truck show at 7 p.m., fireworks will light the sky at dusk.

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