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Elkhart County Community Center (ECCC) Project

The Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds is pleased to announce an extensive renovation and expansion project for the Elkhart County Community Center (ECCC). This transformative project aims to modernize the facility, enhance its functionality, and expand its capacity to better serve the community, 4-H, and our year-round clients.

The ECCC, as we know it now, was built in 1991 and has remained the same with minor upgrades over the past few decades. We are excited for this expansion and renovation of the space that has long held 4-H exhibits, wedding receptions, banquets, fundraisers, tradeshows, and much more.

Key Highlights of the Project:

  • Modernization: Comprehensive upgrades to the buildings interior and exterior appeal, visual and audio capabilities, fire suppression system, and HVAC systems.
  • Expansion: An additional 5,000 square feet of interior space will be added, providing larger rental space, and adding a second kitchen and set of restrooms. This will increase the capacity of the building by 39.5% and have banquet seating for up to 960 people.
  • Community Spaces: In addition to the extended interior space, an outdoor patio and rooftop deck will be constructed to offer outdoor seating for public events and create more intimate rental space for weddings, private parties, and fundraisers.
  • Parking: The parking lot will be repaved and extended towards CR 34 to update the existing parking lot and increase parking spaces by 80%.


The renovation and expansion project is scheduled to begin in August 2024 and is expected to be completed by April 2025. During this period, the ECCC will remain operational, with careful planning to minimize disruptions to ongoing events.

Statement from General Manager, Shelly Steury:

“Expansion is essential for our community. By expanding the building, we can create more space for the community to gather, connect, and engage in various activities. Ancon Construction was selected to lead the ECCC expansion and renovation. Their reputation for quality, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and experience made them a great fit to partner with our organization to achieve our goal with this project.”

Community Involvement:

The Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds values the support of the local community. We will be updating the public regularly through our project webpage and social media.

Ways to Support:

If you wish to donate towards the ECCC project to create new spaces for the community to gather and enhance the space for the 4-H program, please consider one of the options below:

  • Make a Donation: Donations can be made in the form of cash, products, or volunteer hours.
  • Sponsorship: Receive year-round recognition and exposure for your business.
  • Attend our Spring Fundraiser: Details TBA

About Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds:

The Elkhart County 4-H & Agricultural Exposition Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with proceeds helping to support agriculture, youth development, and family friendly entertainment in Elkhart County and help maintain and improve Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds operations.

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