June 27, 2022

Enjoy summer at the Jasper County Fair

RENSSELAER, Ind. — The 98th annual Jasper County Fair will take place July 23-30.

“New to the fair this year is the Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo and Show-Me Swine Racers,” said Gary Braasch, a fair spokesperson.

“Fairgoers will have the chance to see and pet exotic animals and be entertained with some porkers racing around a track.

“Indiana Carvings, from Monticello, Indiana, will be creating wonderful figures out of wood. This chainsaw artist will amaze you with his creations.”

The fair will have musical entertainment on the Free Stage each night.

There also will be daily livestock shows and 4-H exhibits on display throughout the fair.

Don’t miss Battle of the Barns at 7 p.m. July 27.

“New in front of the grandstands this year, we are having a Church Night hosted by the Rensselaer Area Ministerial Association featuring nationally known Christian comedian Rik Roberts,” Braasch said. “It will be a night of worship, music and fun.”

Also new this year, the carnival will be available all eight days of the fair.

“In years past, carnivals would only be able to set up to possibly be ready to go on Monday, but usually they wouldn’t start until Tuesday,” Braasch explained. “This year we will be having The Carnival Company out of Gratis, Ohio.”

The fair will end with a demo derby and fireworks July 30.

Learn more at jaspercountyfair.weebly.com.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor