July 15 - July 21, 2018
The friendly community of Argos might be the smallest town in the region to hold a county fair, but the population swells each July and the welcome mat is out when the Marshall County 4-H Fair opens for a week of 4-H judging, carnival rides, and some old-fashioned fun and frolic. You’ll be amazed at the accomplishments of 4-Hers when you watch them show their dairy, beef, poultry, swine, sheep, rabbits, and goats and demonstrate the agility of their dogs in shows throughout the week. Projects they have completed throughout the year will be on display too.
And there’s loads of other fun competition, too, beginning with the Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Crank-off on opening day, clear through the Citrus Bake-off later in the week. The entertainment never seems to stop, and includes a magic show, hot air balloon launch, and antique tractor parade. You can also stop by and see the antique tractors on display each day. And who doesn’t love watching adorable children in the Baby Promenade and the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull? There’s plenty of local talent displayed in the lip sync contest and a performance by the Marshall County Church Orchestra.
Perhaps one of the most unique performances of the week is Lily Pearl’s Square Dancing Tractors. Yep. These tractors actually do-si-do and almost seem to be swinging their partners! The talented Indiana group has performed at the Indiana State Fair and other top festivals. You’ll also enjoy the big band sounds of the Sentimental Journeys Band. And as if that isn’t entertainment enough, you’ll want to take in the 4-H Horse & Pony Showmanship, Halter Classes, and Trail class, a Police K-9 Dog Demonstration, and the 4-H Pygmy Goat Obstacle Course.
Like any great county fair, this one offers carnival rides and plenty of food to keep you fueled for a full week of fun in Argos!
Marshall County 4-H Fairgrounds
112 Walnut St
Fairs and Festivals
Marshall County, Northern Indiana