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  • 2017 Jackson County 4-H Fair

    Located at the Fairgrounds in scenic Brownstown, Indiana, the Jackson County fair provides ample parking for all and admission to the fair is FREE. Join us for fun packed days of entertainment for the whole family — featuring agriculture, food, rides, stock car racing, shows and much more!

    Jackson County Fair Attractions

    Jackson County Fair attracts approximately 100,000 people every year.  We hope to see you this year!

    There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the fair:

    • The midway is one of the main attractions of the fair. It attracts people of all ages to enjoy rides, concessions, games and more.
    • Many enjoy coming to the fair just to see the large selection of tractors and farm equipment on display. It seems the young ones especially love being farmers.
    • There are many buildings of interest and exhibits to browse through during your time at the Jackson County Fair.
    • The animal shows and auctions in the Show Barn and the Pavilion provides for many entertaining events and the hard work of the 4-H shines bright.
    • There are great places to eat and socialize with others at the Jackson County Fair. “Lawn Chair Observers Row” is tradition at the fair with many bringing chairs to be spectators and visit with friends.
    • FFA’s “Young McDonald’s Farm” is a favorite of fair goers. With everything from puppies, kittens and baby ducks to displays of awards and contests, the Future Farmer’s of America have something for everyone to enjoy.

              For more information visit:   www.jacksoncountyfair.org

  • Jackson County Sheriff Department

    • Law Enforcement
    150 E. St. Rd. 250
    Brownstown, IN 47220
    (812) 358-2141
    (812) 358-4675 (fax)
    • About

      Jackson County is a diverse area consisting of rolling wooded hills and fertile farmlands famous for watermelons, corn, soybeans, eggs and all types of livestock.
      In 1812, Ft. Vallonia was built and manned to protect the 90 families in the area from Indian attacks during the war of 1812 and several skirmishes were fought in the area. On January 1, 1816, Jackson County was formed and named for Andrew Jackson who defeated the British in 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans in the war of 1812. Jackson County covers 514 square miles and as of 2010, the population was 42,376 and the county seat is Brownstown.
      Jackson County was the site of the first recorded train robbery of a moving train in the United States. On Oct 6, 1866, the Reno Gang robbed an Ohio and Mississippi Railway train making off with over $10,000.
      The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to protect and serve the citizens of Jackson County in the pursuit of a safe, drug-free county to raise the next generation.