A myriad of 4-H contests, special events, and public activities - not to mention animals, displays and food are available for families to enjoy during the 4-H Fair's five-day run, July 20-24, at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.

There is no charge for admission or parking at the 4-H Fair, and most activities are provided free of charge.

Special events for the 2017 4-H Fair include the Hamilton County 4-H Queen Pageant, 7 p.m. July 14, 4-H Robotics Demonstration noon to 4 p.m. July 20, 12 - 4 p.m., Greg Rhodes concerts, 7 pm. And 8:30 p.m., July 21, Cooke and Belle concerts, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., July 22, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., Cornfields & Crossroads concerts, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 23, South Harbor Studio concert, 5 p.m. July 23, and a blood drive sponsored by the Hamilton County 4-H Council and the Indiana Blood Center,. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., July 20-21, 2 - 6 p.m. Blood drive participants will receive special discounts for fair food and a free ticket to the Indiana State Fair.

Public activities include the Homemade Ice Cream Making Contest, Youth Talent Contest, Youth Pet Parade, Walk-A-Llama, Youth Pedal Pull, Fun at the Fair Youth Activities, and the Color Me Green Fun Run.

In addition to viewing more than 4,000 4-H projects, fairgoers can see baby chicks and rabbits, experience a grain bin safety simulation (sponsored by Co-Alliance) and much more. Live music, dance demonstrations, and other entertainment can be found on the fairgrounds each day.

The fair showcases a variety of classic "fair foods" including elephant ears, corn-on-the-cob, funnel cakes, walking tacos, milkshakes, pork chops, rib-eyes, lamb burgers, rabbit brats and lemon shake-ups.

Proceeds from all the food vendors support Hamilton County 4-H and other community programs.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 317-776-0854 or visit us online at www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton