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2014 4-H Fair

The latest news and photos from the 2014 Rock County 4-H Fair.
Organizers report solid turnout at Rock County 4-H Fair
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The Rock County 4-H Fair had better than average attendance on at least two of its six days.
Organizers report solid turnout at Rock County 4-H Fair
Bidders flock to Rock County 4-H Fur and Feather Sale
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Saturday's fur and feather sale went "really well" according to organizers. The event allows 4-H and FFA kids to auction off rabbits, goats and poultry.
Bidders flock to Rock County 4-H Fur and Feather Sale
Victors say goodbye to their champions at 4-H Fair meat animal sale
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Rock County 4-H Fair participants spent Friday morning showing off their animals to sell them to the highest bidder.
Victors say goodbye to their champions at 4-H Fair meat animal sale
Raising green for blue ribbons: Houseplant exhibitors compete at the fair
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Each day, the Rock County 4-H fair has a number exhibits, including Thursday's houseplant exhibit.
Raising green for blue ribbons: Houseplant exhibitors compete at the fair
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise an award-winning bird
By Beth Tallon |
What does it take to raise an award-winning bird? Beth Tallon follows her father, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock, at the Rock County 4-H Fair to find out.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise an award-winning bird
Rock County sheriff candidates Gary Groelle and Robert Spoden debate at fair
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Rock County Sheriff candidate Gary Groelle and incumbent Robert Spoden took to "Your Talk Show" on WCLO Radio on Thursday to answer questions.
Rock County sheriff candidates Gary Groelle and Robert Spoden debate at fair
Candidates for 15th Senate seat spar at Rock County 4-H Fair
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Democratic candidates for the 15th Senate District agreed on the end result of many issues presented to them Wednesday at the Rock County 4-H Fair.
Candidates for 15th Senate seat spar at Rock County 4-H Fair
Greg Peck: An inside look at country music at Rock County 4-H Fair
For an inside look at the country music performers at this year’s Rock County 4-H Fair, I turned to Rob West, a disc jockey at Pure Country 99.9 WJVL.
Extreme heat to blame for death of two pigs on way to Rock County 4-H Fair
By Gazette staff |
Extreme heat is to blame for the death of two pigs being transported to the Rock County 4-H Fair on Monday, swine department Superintendent Mark Gunn said.Monday's high temperature was 88 degrees.
Rating the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair
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Gazette reporter Jake Magee and fifth-grader Justin Worley spent Wednesday rating Rock County 4-H Fair rides.
Rating the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair
City slickers take on Rock County 4-H Fair
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I didn't know what to expect as I prepared for my first 4-H Rock County Fair, but after being told to “wear shoes that I don't mind getting poop on”, I began to understand.
City slickers take on Rock County 4-H Fair
Rep. Kolste plans four days at 4-H fair

JANESVILLE-State Rep. Debra Kolste will be at the Rock County 4-H Fair, 1301 Craig Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

She will be at the Democratic Party tent to answer questions and listen to concerns.

Greg Peck: Parking problems at Rock County 4-H Fair
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One complaint about the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds is that the area lacks sufficient parking. Here are a few parking hints for those heading to the fair.
Greg Peck: Parking problems at Rock County 4-H Fair
Sen. Tim Cullen to hold office hours at Rock County 4-H Fair
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Sen. Tim Cullen will be at the at the Rock County 4-H Fair to listen to residents' comments and concerns about government matters and answer questions.
Blame concert fees on rising entertainer costs, 4-H Fair organizers say
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General Rock County 4-H Fair admission used to grant fair-goers access to each main stage headliner show, but this hasn't been the case for the three years.
Blame concert fees on rising entertainer costs, 4-H Fair organizers say
State Senate candidate Mike Sheridan will appear at Rock County 4-H Fair
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Democratic state Senate candidate Mike Sheridan will make several appearances at the Rock County 4-H Fair this week.
Our Views: Celebrate youth, long tradition at Rock County 4-H Fair
The fair is a celebration of what’s good about the next generation of young adults.
Janesville police announce 4-H fair parking enforcement
By Gazette staff |
The Janesville Police Department is issuing a reminder to residents about parking rules and enforcement in the area of the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds during the upcoming fair.
Five things visitors should know about the Rock County 4-H Fair
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The Rock County 4-H Fair starts Tuesday. Here are five things every carnival crusader should know before stepping onto the grounds.
Five things visitors should know about the Rock County 4-H Fair
Talks on moving Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds quiet since momentum last fall
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Discussion on moving the fairgrounds has waned since last year's record-setting Rock County 4-H Fair renewed talks about moving the fairgrounds to a larger location.
Talks on moving Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds quiet since momentum last fall
Several headliners at Janesville fair started on TV
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This year's Rock County 4-H Fair music lineup stands out for its preponderance of television celebrities.
Several headliners at Janesville fair started on TV
2 Craig FFA members chosen king and queen of fair
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Kristen Broege and Justin Runde are king and queen of this year's Rock County 4-H Fair.
2 Craig FFA members chosen king and queen of fair
Thorogood, Lonestar among Rock County 4-H Fair acts
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George Thorogood and Lonestar are among the acts that will take the stage at the 85th Rock County 4-H Fair in July.
Thorogood, Lonestar among Rock County 4-H Fair acts