(La Porte, IN) - Last weekend no fewer than four big events in La Porte ushered in the 4th of July. Turns out, that was just a warm-up for an event people have been waiting two years for: the 175th LaPorte County Fair. It started Saturday.
We checked in with Catherine Mrozinski, who is the is the fair’s treasurer, to see what’s in store for the coming week. "With it being the 175th, we have a ton of things going on," she said. "There's a lot of movement out here, a lot of excitement just to get back to normal."
4-H kids have been showing projects all week, a County Fair Queen will be crowned, carnival rides are ready to ride. Mrozinski notes there are some new food vendors. And the big new attraction this year is an interactive show called Dino Encounters. "It's a 40-minute interactive dinosaur adventure," Mrozinski said. "And the neatest thing is there's three shows per day running Sunday through Saturday, and it's completely free with gate admission."
Skerbeck’s Carnival will be offering $30 unlimited rides from 1 p.m. to close.
The fair opens Saturday at noon. Admission for Saturday only is a symbolic $1.75. Rides open at 1:00. Also you have one more chance to see the Budweiser Clydesdales. They’ll be at the fair Saturday from 2 until 4.
The famous ham and bean dinner at Pioneer Land rounds out the weekend. It takes place Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $5 each. Proceeds go toward maintenance and improvements at Pioneer Land.