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Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Before I hit the road, a last odiferous fair ode

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is traditionally the day when my Porter County Fair column goes from bad to verse. Prepare to be rhymed.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Garrett Crawford, 9, of Union Mills tries out the Hamster Water Rollers on Saturday during The Porter County Fair. Anthony Remkus, 7, also of Union Mills, is at left.

July 26, 2014 6:21 pm
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Sydney Condiff, 17, right, of Portage slides down the Fun Slide on Saturday during The Porter County Fair.

July 26, 2014 6:15 pm
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Cassidy and Mary Toole, of Cedar Lake, ride the Spider Saturday at The Porter County Fair. It was their first time on a ride like this, said Bernie Toole, their father, who watched with their mother, Laurie. "It's a long ride when mom's nervous," Laurie said.

July 26, 2014 6:10 pm
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Visitors to the The Porter County Fair walk the food court Saturday.

July 26, 2014 6:04 pm
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Devin Moser, of Chesterton, rides a cart pulled by Stewart, a miniature horse, as she prepares for the 4-H pleasure driving in miniature equine project competition Saturday at The Porter County Fair.

July 26, 2014 6:01 pm
Mother Nature, planning key to fair's success

Mother Nature, planning key to fair's success

VALPARAISO | Mother Nature should be very happy after hearing her praises sung by Porter County Fair officials this week.

July 26, 2014 4:42 pm Photos

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: These lawn tractors cut down the competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | What is it about the human psyche that enjoys seeing vehicles -- or maybe I should say VEE-hicles -- ramming into each other until they can't ram no more?

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
4-H roosters announced the morning with crowing competition

4-H roosters announced the morning with crowing competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kara Krause, 10, grinned nonstop after her 2-year-old rooster, Feisty, won the rooster-crowing competition with 51 crows in half an hour. 

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: All of a sudden, I'm in the fair shows

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.

July 25, 2014 4:50 pm

Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale breaks records

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale didn't only break records Thursday night, it crushed them.

July 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.

July 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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A family of 4-H livestock champions

A family of 4-H livestock champions

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kendall Schoon and her cousins, Austin Owens and Blake Owens, made winning in the Porter County Fair livestock arena a family affair this year. 

July 24, 2014 3:23 pm

Free admission to Porter County Fair after 6 p.m. Saturday

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Fair has experienced record attendance for the first eight days of the fair. The weather has been a huge help, states manager Kevin Hannon. Record breaking attendance for Jake Owen on last Friday night set the tone for the entire reign of the fair.

July 24, 2014 11:45 am
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Anne Good, 15, of Valparaiso, gets her hair done as she gets ready to show her pigs in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.

July 24, 2014 8:13 am
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Tyler Banks, 6, of Wanatah, washes a family pig to show in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.

July 24, 2014 8:13 am
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

A pig waits to be shown in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.

July 24, 2014 8:14 am
Porter County Fair

Porter County Fair

Isabella Bryan, 6, and her brother, Braden Bryan, 5, 4-H Explorers from Valparaiso, show off their outfits for the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair. Isabella showed a pig at the show.

July 24, 2014 8:14 am
Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | High divers battled with wind Wednesday at the Porter County Fairgrounds, plummeting toward their 9.5-foot-deep pool from as high as 85 feet. 

July 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | There's an old saw that artists are only famous after they die. If that's the case, Robin Walker has at least a head start on the artistic fame game.

July 23, 2014 3:37 pm
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