Porter County Fair
VALPARAISO | Some of the nation’s top country and Christian musicians will grace the stage at the 2014 Porter County Fair.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I usually like to wrap up my annual Porter County Fair experience with a perverse verse or song parody. I'd hate to interrupt such a great tradition.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After months of caring for their animals, 4-H’ers were reminded one last time Saturday evening of perhaps the worst part of the job.
4-H'ers race to their tables Saturday during a game at the ninth annual 4-H Battle of the Barns competition at the Porter County Fair.
4-H Rabbit Barn member Josh Pearson, 11, participates in the first competition during the ninth annual 4-H Battle of the Barns on Saturday at the Porter County Fair.
Glenn Schneegas competes in the figure 8 truck demolition derby race Sunday night at the Porter County Fair. Schneegas has been competing in the Fair's demolition derby since age 14, but will be retiring after this year's fair.
Glenn Schneegas, right, stands with his father, Ralph, near his demolition derby car Sunday night at the Porter County Fair. Schneegas has been competing in the fair's demolition derby since age 14, and Ralph also ran the race years ago. Glenn will be retiring from the fair's race after this year.
Glenn Schneegas starts his truck as he prepares to race in the figure 8 truck demolition derby Sunday night at the Porter County Fair. Schneegas has been racing in the event at the fair since age 14, but will retire after this year.
Glenn Schneegas races in the truck figure 8 demolition derby competition Sunday night at the Porter County Fair. Schneegae has been competing in the fair's derby since age 14, and is retiring after this year's fair.
Glenn Schneegas starts his demolition derby truck Sunday night at the Porter County Fair. Schneegas has been racing in the fair's demolition derby since age 14, but will retire from it after this year.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Glenn Schneegas of Chesterton was just 14 when he drove in his first demolition derby at the Porter County Fair and caught the bug to smash things up, but tonight, after driving in every demolition derby for the past 30 years, he will hang up his welding torch and retire.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Having an unusual talent, such as being a living statue, can bring unusual problems, like living, pooping pigeons.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The power of youth was on display Thursday night during the 4-H Livestock Celebration Sale as community members came out in droves to show their support for hardworking kids.
WASHINGTON TWP. | Sales were a little slower than usual Tuesday afternoon as Angela Batistatos, of Hobart, and Hannah Mayer, of Valparaiso, prepared lemon shakes-ups from their lemonade vendor cart at the Porter County Fair.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | When the cattle and the cock-a-doodle-doo of the livestock and poultry barns at the Porter County Fair get to be a little too hot, fairgoers head into the commercial exhibits building for a little air conditioning and community networking, as they did Wednesday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | From the Hunter Hayes concert and the Monster Truck Show to 4-H events and the Good Time Cloggers hitting the stage, we have captured lots of great moments at this year’s Porter County Fair.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Wednesday was the one day I was given the respect I've earned through the one talent I've acquired over the years: age.
Various local commercial businesses have exhbit booths in the Porter County Expo Center during the Porter County Fair.
Rigg's of Valparaiso exhibits lawn mowers and other utility vehicles Wednesday at the Porter County Fair.
Kennedy Mazda of Valparaiso exhibits cars Wednesday at the Porter County Fair.
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