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Disabilities & Special Groups Day

Date: July 26, 2021
The Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds strives to be an inclusive environment for everyone in our community. As part of these efforts, we are excited to announce the combination of our Disabilities Awareness Day and Special Groups program into one entity, Disabilities and Special Groups Day! The 2021 Disabilities & Special Groups Day will be on Monday, July 26 in Heritage Park.

This event will allow individuals of any age with any type of disability, and youth from underprivileged situations (Boys & Girls Club, Tolson Center, etc) to visit and enjoy the Fair without any barriers. Each participant will receive free admission into the Fair and four (4) free carnival rides from 1 pm - closing.

We will also provide a sensory-friendly carnival experience from 10:00 am to noon for guests with sensory processing differences. During this time, there will be minimal lights and sounds permitted and rides will be slowed down to provide an accommodating and positive experience for guests with sensory sensitivities or challenges. Entertainment will be provided on the Heritage Park Stage.

Individuals must sign up through one of our approved partner organizations to participate or fill out the "Contact Us" form if signing up as an individual. Caregivers will also receive free admission.

Schedule

9:30 am 7:00 pm Disabilities & Special Groups Day Fairgrounds
9:30 am 5:00 pm Exhibit Booths and Activities Heritage Park
10:00 am Noon Sensory Friendly Carnival Rides Midway
2:00 pm 2:30 pm Bill Robison, Comedian Heritage Park Stage

Booth Spaces

As part of this event, we are inviting community businesses and organizations to participate in the program by signing up for a booth space during the event. Booth hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm we ask organizations who sign up to staff their booth during that entire time. If you would like to reserve a spot for your organization this year, please fill out and submit the form below by June 21, 2021.

Booth Application
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Interested in Participating?

If you have any questions, are not sure how to participate, or would like to sign up as an individual, please click on the button below and submit the form. One of our volunteers will contact you shortly after receiving your submission.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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