Goshen Fair to offer many activities, attractions
One of the four giant pumpkins growing in the new patch at the Goshen Fairgrounds. Below, a team form Utopia Percherons in Goshen competes during last year's fair. Contributed photos
The 102nd annual Goshen Fair will be held Saturday through Monday at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
Volunteers from the Goshen Agricultural Society have spent the week preparing the fairgrounds for three days of all kinds of agricultural activities, live music, fair food, rides and amusements, and exciting contests like the hay-bale toss, skillet toss, pie-eating and frozen T-shirts.
New to the fair is the giant pumpkin patch grown by Dan Kobylenski and Mat Wheeler. There are four pumpkins in the patch. The largest will be the subject of a contest in which fair-goers can guess the weight of the pumpkin. The closest guess will win a prize.
Kobylenski and Wheeler created the pumpkin patch mostly to provide a lesson in how giant pumpkins are grown. They'll be at the patch all weekend to talk about the growing techniques they used. The pumpkin seeds were planted in two large truck tires filled with manure donated by Rob Watley of Goshen.
Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for senior citizens on Saturday only, and free for children 12 and under. Parking is free. The fair will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To see a full schedule for each day, go to www.goshenfair.org.
The giant pumpkin plants sprouted from manure filling two truck tires. Below, the plants have spread outside their fenced areas.