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Moniteau County Fair marks 146th year

Moniteau County Fair marks 146th year

July 31st, 2012 in News

The Moniteau County Fair has been continuous since 1866, just after the Civil War ended, 146 years ago.

Since that time it has changed a lot with expansion of the land and activities. New facilities have been added, such as a second small arena, livestock barns and Centennial Hall.

The events have changed, too. From a time of horse shows and other events nightly, the current fair has tractor pulls, demolition derby, and this year a motor cross event. Of course, several horse events are on the schedule, such as a Trail Challenge, horse show and draft horse pull.

This year, the pre-festivities begin on Saturday, Aug. 4, with the Kiwanis Ham Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., at Centennial Hall and closes Saturday, Aug. 11, with the Martins Bluegrass Music starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sappington Arena.

Also on Saturday, the "Wayne Bueker Memorial Trail Challenge," begins at 10 a.m. in the Main Arena. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The event is to promote good horsemanship skills and provide an educational venue.

For more of this story check out the Aug. 1 issue of the California Democrat.