One of the highlights of country life is exhibiting or working in county or state fairs. While listening in to several conversations going on around me at the reunion, I heard rumors that there might be exhibitors at one of the upcoming county fairs? Great show and tell for all the kid’s hard work this past year in 4-H, Future Farmers of America or in scouting.
I know that several family members have worked at or exhibited at our state fair in Sedalia, Missouri in the past. If you have won a ribbon, congratulations! Please make a note of it in the comments below and tell what you won the ribbon for so all of us can congratulate you also!
I picked up a brochure for this year’s fair and it will be August 11-21, 2011. Some of the activities mentioned were: Farm Toy show, robotics competition, monster truck show, Red Hat Ladies events, concert bands of all kinds, carnival, tractor pulls, science exhibits, wood carving exhibit, horses, a lumberjack show, pig races, a petting zoo, a rodeo, antique classic tractor pull, bull riding, plus all the usual arts/craft exhibits, the animals exhibits, flowers and garden vegies, shopping, feeding the face places and so forth. In the past, I’ve enjoyed visiting the Dairy building and looking at the butter carving of the cow (good place for ice cream too), the Missouri Highway Department building, the Missouri Conservation building, Missouri State Fair Museum, the Home Arts building, and the arts/crafts exhibits.
Lots of hot walking, so wear a good pair of trotting duds and comfortable clothing along with a cap to keep your brains from frying. Bring your own wheelchair/stroller (there are free tram rides for the senior set). The wheelchair/stroller rental at the front gate will want you to leave an arm & a leg with them (your hard-earned $$). Also consider bringing a water bottle, an umbrella for your own portable shade or sunscreen and large shoulder tote bag to carry it all in and your purchases too. Have fun!
If you are exhibiting something, stop and drop us a comment below.
Postscript = Did you know that the first MO. State Fair was in Booneville in 1853?