Midwest summers mean several things: heat, humidity, corn and County Fairs. And one of our favorites? The 2011 Allen County 4-H Fair - running July 19-24 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The annual 4-H fair provides an opportunity for area 4-H’ers to showcase their hard work. From raising hogs, cattle or bunnies to sewing a quilt or taking a world-class photograph, the Allen County Fair has it all. In addition to showing livestock and projects, the fair is also the main venue for a variety of contests and entertainment, sure to highlight a summer day or evening. This year the contests include Rickshaw races, a redneck relay and pedal car races. There will also be a pie-baking contest, Karaoke contest and a youth talent contest. The athletic crowd will look forward to the free throw contest and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. If you’d rather just watch a contest, rather than participate, there will also be a draft horse pull, demolition derby and the ever-popular Fair Queen Pageant. Live entertainment for the 2011 Allen County Fair include Country recording artists Kali Rose (Wednesday) and Brooke Roe (Thursday); Biff and the Cruisers (Friday); JTaylors and Lincoln Highway (Friday), as well as a teen dance featuring Noise Pollution. The fair ends Sunday evening with a concert by Christian group The Living Stones. Admission to the Allen County Fair is just $5 per person; you may purchase five admission tickets for $20. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. 2011 Allen County Fair 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818 (260) 449-4444 For more information, click here.