(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County Fair Board announced this year’s Lawrence County Fair grandstand events are canceled.
The move was attributed to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision to pause the state’s reopening under the Indiana Back on Track plan at what he’s calling “Stage 4.5” instead of advancing, as anticipated, to Stage 5 on Saturday.
But that doesn’t mean there will be no activity at the fairgrounds.
Beginning tonight, 4-H members will be dropping off their exhibit hall projects for judging. But drop off will be done by appointment. Judges will then review the projects and award ribbons. 4-H members will pick up their projects during a scheduled appointment on Sunday, July 19.
4-H members will also be showing their livestock projects, but things will be a little different. The fairgrounds will be closed to the public. Only 4-H members and family members will be in attendance and strict CDC guidelines will be in place.
Sunday, July 12
9 a.m. — Dairy Cattle Females and Dairy Beef (Show arena)
Monday, July 13
9 a.m. — Horse and Pony (Horse Arena)
Tuesday, July 14
9 a.m. — Swine (Show Arena)
9 a.m. — Rabbit (Cattle Barn)
Wednesday, July 15
9 a.m. — Dairy, Boer & Pygmy Goats (Show Arena)
Thursday, July 16
9 a.m. — Beef (Show Arena)
10 a.m. — Cat (Rabbit Barn)
Friday, July 17
9 a.m. — Sheep (Show Arena)
9 a.m. — Poultry (Poultry Barn)
The public can still support the 4-H by going to the online auction at Beckhort Auction from now until July 16. Bidding on an animal will take the sting of out of losses this year for these hardworking 4-H members.
Any questions on this year’s fair call 812-583-8921.