The Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair in Kentland, Ind. will celebrate its 100th anniversary this season, and included in the lineup of activities will be harness racing July 13.
The magazine interviewed Barbara Wilfong for the piece in the magazine, which is distributed state wide. Wilfong and her husband, Lynn, are very involved in the progress and success of the racing program at Kentland. Lynn is the announcer and Barbara will conduct several contests and giveaways during the races in the grandstand.
Jessica Barnes, director of Breed Development for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, was quoted in the article saying, “There were 13 races held in 2018 with 70 horses competing in those races in one day at Kentland. A total of $39,000 in purses were awarded to owners competing in those races.”
The tally of participation was up in 2018 from the previous year with 48 horses competed in nine races for $27,000 in purse money.
For a full look at the article featuring the Newton County Fair, go to https://travelindiana.com/indianas-biggest-little-fair/