ELNORA — Plans are wrapping up for the 2019 edition of the Daviess County Fair, and the public will see the return of a couple of events that did not take place last year and the addition of some new grandstand events as well. The fair will run June 25 to 29 in Elnora.

“There hasn’t been a parade for a couple of years,” said Charlotte Bell, who volunteered to help organize that parade. “This isn’t the Elnora fair. This is the Daviess County Fair and we would love to have representation from around the county.”

Bell said the parade will be June 25 and lineup will begin at 5 p.m.

“There’s no particular order and no registration is required,” said Bell adding there is no cost to participate and there’s no particular theme for the parade. “All businesses, organizations, school and church groups are welcome to participate.”

The parade route will begin on Indian Street and will continue west on Odon Street to North Main Street before heading to the fairgrounds via East Street.

No time to build a float? Bell said decorated golf carts and bicycles are also welcome to join the parade.

Vendors are also wanted for the commercial building.

“We are looking for all types of vendors,” said Bell who said nonprofits can reserve a free booth. “We will only take one of each type of direct sales business and booths are $75 for the whole week. The building will be open each evening.”

And Bell said there’s also an exhibit hall she would like to see filled again.

“We still have the exhibit space,” she said adding there’s a category to meet almost anyone’s interests. “We have quilting, arts and crafts, cooking and baking, floriculture, photography, woodworking. There are a lot of projects you can exhibit here.”

Those categories, Bell said, are also open to exhibitors of all ages.

“We have 12 and under, 13 to 17, adults 18 to 64 and golden age, age 65 and over,” said Bell.

The 10-foot by 10-foot spots, Bell said, are $75 for the whole week.

“Spots can be reserved through June 21,” said Bell.

Daviess County Fair Queen Lauren Andis said applications to become the next Miss Daviess County will be accepted through June 4.

“It’s an unforgettable experience with memories that will last a lifetime,” said Andis, who has served as the county’s queen for the last two years since no contest was held last year. “These last two years have had a lasting impact on my life, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Being able to represent Daviess County is something I will cherish forever. This position is for someone who has a lot of passion for our county, will represent our county positively, and make a difference.”

Other events taking place during the fair include the Hot Rod garden pull on and Little Miss and Mister on June 26, stock car racing on June 27, Full Throttle monster trucks on June 28 and the demolition derby and baby show on June 29.

For more information on the Daviess County Fair, find them on Facebook. Contact Bell at 812-259-1077 for information on the parade, exhibits or commercial building or email Andis at landis.3582@gmail.com for queen contest information.

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