Porter County Fair
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is traditionally the day when my Porter County Fair column goes from bad to verse. Prepare to be rhymed.
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.
Sydney Condiff, 17, right, of Portage slides down the Fun Slide on Saturday during The 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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Mother Nature should be very happy after hearing her praises sung by Porter County Fair officials this week.
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?
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.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale didn't only break records Thursday night, it crushed them.
Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.
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.
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.
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.
Tyler Banks, 6, of Wanatah, washes a family pig to show in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.
A pig waits to be shown in the 4-H swine show at the 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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Caring for a horse is like having a part-time job. The horses need to be groomed and fed, and their stalls must be shoveled out daily.
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