KENTLAND, Ind. — The Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair is celebrating 100 years of tradition and fun this summer, July 15-20.

The fair began as a stock show to offer residents the opportunity to showcase their talents in agriculture and the domestic arts.

Gov. Eric Holcomb congratulated the fair on its anniversary.

The fair owes its longevity and success to the thousands of individuals who made it their purpose to maintain the past, present and future of the fair, Holcomb said.

“I am certain the residents of Newton County and the surrounding areas are grateful for a venue for Hoosier youths to learn about the 4-H program, as well as the abundance of cultural events and entertainment that celebrates rural life while always looking to the future,” Holcomb said.

This year’s Pun’kin Vine Fair includes rides, vendors, fine arts, harness racing, pageants and many other activities.

The fair will kick off July 15 with the Little Miss and Mister Pageant at 6:30 p.m. CST and the Teen and Queen Pageant at 8 p.m.

On July 16, a demolition derby will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss 4-H Night and Battle of the Barns July 17 at 7 p.m.

The rodeo will be in town July 18 at 7 p.m., followed by a tractor pull July 19 at 7 p.m.

The fair will end with a bang. The Oak Ridge Boys will perform July 20 at 8 p.m. Seats start at $28.

Free Stage acts and livestock shows also will take place throughout the week.

Next year’s fair will be held July 13-18.

Learn more at www.newtoncountyfair.weebly.com.

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