Fair has loads to offer one and all

The big and little enjoyed rides on the Midway at the Moniteau County Fair Monday, Aug. 5.

The big and little enjoyed rides on the Midway at the Moniteau County Fair Monday, Aug. 5. Photo by Paula Earls.

Wednesday, (today), starts off with the Breeding Sheep Show at 9 a.m. The Goat Show follows the Sheep Show and the Dairy Cattle Show follows the Goat Show. The Poultry Show begins at 2 p.m.

Don't miss Eric Vaughn's magic show. There will be two shows today.

The Motor Cross begins at 7 p.m. for both two- and four-wheelers. Signup is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Practice starts at 5 p.m. For more information contact, contact Steve Bonecutter at 573-796-8685. The Draft Horse Pull begins at 8 p.m. in the Sappington Arena.



This little man found a delicious hot dog at the opening night of the Moniteau County Fair.

Thursday, Aug. 8, is Senior Citizens Day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Halter Calf Show starts at 7 p.m. and the Horseback Team Penning at 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss Eric Vaughn's magic show. There will be two shows today.


Many children enjoyed the rides at the fair on Monday evening. The Dragon was very popular as the fair opened for business.

Rounding out the night is an event for those who enjoy watching automobiles collide—the Full-Size Demolition Derby and Compact Derby starting at 8 p.m.



This little lady awaits her opportunity to pick a duck at the duck pond at the Moniteau County Fair, Monday, Aug. 5.

Friday, Aug. 9, the Hay Hauling event starts at 6 p.m. and the Tuff Truck / Compact Figure 8 Scramble starts at 8 p.m. For the Tuff Truck Challenge, vehicles go over jumps and obstacles in the least amount of time. For the Compact Figure 8 Contest, compact cars scramble through a figure 8 course risking damage while crossing each others paths at right angles.


Saturday, Aug. 10, is the last day of the fair with several featured events. The day starts with the Kiwanis Ham Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., at Centennial Hall. The Champion and Reserve Champion hams and Bacons will be auctioned starting at 8 a.m. The Mid-America Tractor Pullers Association tractor pull begins at 10 a.m. The Antique Tractor Show is from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Junior Ham Auction sponsored by 4-H begins at 6 p.m. at the Livestock Sale Barn.


A restored 1972 Datsun, owned by Jack Clevenger, is the first car in a lineup of classics, including a Pontiac Le Mans, a Plymouth and a more than 60 year old Ford.

The Baby Show starts at 6 p.m., limited to Moniteau County residents. There is no fee to enter. The registration number can be picked up in the Art Hall from 5 to 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Sally Vogel at 573-796-4851 or Carol Rackers at 573-796-2476.

The Brush Truck (Truck and Tractor Pull) starts at 7 p.m. in the Main Arena. The Martins Bluegrass Music starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Sappington Arena.

Horseshoe Pitching starts at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Washerboard Tournament starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday in the Horseshoe Pits.


General Admission (12 and up) for the fair varies this year. Sunday Church Services are free. Admission on Monday is $6. There is no charge on Tuesday. The price for admission Wednesday through Friday is $7. Admission Saturday is $5. For general information, call Wayne Kunze at 573-338-4714.


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