The Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds isn’t just home to one of the country’s largest county fairs. It attracts recreational vehicle rallies, auctions and the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale.
Thousands gather, including more than 200,000 during the nine-day fair each July. The rock band Daughtry will take the stage this summer for a concert that some will watch from free grandstand seats and others will buy tickets for so they can sit in folding chairs on the dirt track directly in front of the stage.
Fair officials are proposing relocating that track — all but the stretch between the stage and grandstand — to make way for an expanded livestock show pavilion as part of a master plan that may guide how the fairgrounds change over the next quarter century.