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Good attendance at the fair

More than 142,000 people attended the St. Joseph County Grange Fair over the course of its seven-day run last week, officials from the fair board announced Monday. Despite rain Friday night and Saturday morning, a strong crowd to the Saturday evening Alan Jackson concert helped push the weekly attendance to a point that it surpassed 2011 attendance by 2 percent, ... Read More »

Weather a factor in attendance

The 162nd St. Joseph County Grange Fair is in the books, and organizers of the event said weather – as it usually is – was a key factor in attendance. Though a final figure for the seven-day event won’t be available until sometime today, a sunny Saturday afternoon coupled with more than 5,000 people attending the event-ending Alan Jackson concert ... Read More »

Fair kicks off Sunday

The 162nd St. Joseph County Grange Fair kicks off Sunday. The seven-day event, which averages about 150,000 people over the course of the week, is once again offering a variety of activities and attractions. Though not officially a fair day, Saturday will feature an 8:30 a.m. dog show and 4:30 p.m. poultry show. Sunday’s opening day begins with large-mule pulls ... Read More »

Fair Board had media day Wednesday

The St. Joseph County Fair Board of Directors staged its annual media day Wednesday at the Centreville fairgrounds. Members indicated they anticipate a well-attended fair again this year, with showcase events each of the seven days of the 162nd fair. The nightly events include farm truck pulls, Motocross, monster trucks, a demolition derby, a Beatles tribute band and country/western star ... Read More »

Constantine Harvest Fest Successful

The 11th Constantine Harvest Fest took place Saturday and was declared a success by members of the organizing committee. Karen Gillett, chair of the organizing committee, said strong attendance and positive feedback from vendors were key factors in helping make St. Joseph County’s final 2012 community festival a success. A supply of nearly 400 ears of sweet corn donated by ... Read More »

Mendon Riverfest successful

Organizers of the 25th Mendon Riverfest, which concluded its three-day run Saturday, said the milestone anniversary was a success. Riverfest Committee chairman Roger Cupp said a strong crowd all day Saturday made up for smaller-than-usual attendance Thursday and Friday. Highlights Saturday included a canoe swamp, which drew eight teams and featured a $100 cash prize won by a three-member team ... Read More »