June 27, 2022

Make memories at LaPorte County Fair

Indiana’s oldest county fair coming July 9-16

LAPORTE, Ind. — The 176th annual LaPorte County Fair will come to town July 9-16.

New this year is the LaPorte County Fair Livestock Judging Contest, which will take place at 5 p.m. July 13 in the Show Arena.

The contest will give youth residents of LaPorte County, ages kindergarten through senior year in high school, the opportunity to evaluate two classes each of meat goats, sheep, beef cattle and swine.

A professional judge will oversee the event, and winners will receive prizes. It’s a great, free opportunity to show your judging skills and explore new species.

While at the fair, visitors can stop by Pioneerland — a staple at LaPorte County Fair. Travel back in time and experience a tradition that began in 1995.

Explore a log cabin, blacksmith shop, antique post and beam barn, one-room schoolhouse, post office, general store, Farm Bureau cabin, pioneer heritage garden, outdoor cooking kitchen, quilter’s cabin, artisan barn and wash house.

Fairgoers also can enjoy the Curious Kids Trail, where guests learn about agriculture and community history.

Also on this year’s agenda: a rodeo, demolition derby, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers and Silly Safaris.

Concerts include Parker McCollum July 13, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band July 14 and The Cripple Creek Band July 16.

Veterans and active duty military can receive free fair admission July 14.

Learn more at www.lpfair.com.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor