Gasconade County Fair Prepares For Hunter Hayes - Limited Seating

Limited Seating for Hunter Hayes Concert at Gasconade County Fair

By Kelly Hoffmann

Owensville, Mo. - Hunter Hayes will be preforming on Saturday night, July 27, at the Gasconade County Fair. For those wanting to see the show, John Kamler’s advice is to get there early, because there will be limited seating.

“We are trying to make it as accessible as possible,” Kamler said.

According to Kamler, a designated area has been assigned for the standing room only area that will open Saturday morning around 9 a.m., but the gates won’t open for the show until about 4 p.m. after Hayes’ sound check.

Threshing Show Not Just For Old-Timers

By Kyle Quick

Rosebud, Mo. - This past weekend the Owensville Threshers Association held their 51st Annual Steam Engine and Threshing Show in Rosebud, Mo.

When people hear "Threshing" they generally think "old-timers".  However, after speaking with 12-year-old Cassidy Keeven, who can drive her dad's (Larry Keeven) 1923 Advanced Rumely, we learned to never assume something.

Animals prohibited at Fair Parade, Parade Party, and Washington Fair

Washington, Mo. - The areas utilized for the annual Fair Parade and after parade party along with the entire fairgrounds during the Washington Town & Country Fair will be designated “Festival Districts” this year.

This means bringing animals of any type into these areas is prohibited.

On August 4, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until conclusion the restricted area for the Fair Parade will be Front Street from High Street to Jefferson Street, Jefferson south from Front to 5th Street, 5th Street west to High Street, and High Street north to Front Street.

Colorful Ending To Fanklin County Fair - Tractor Brush Pull results

Pictured is Wayne Sahm, the same person who led last year's ceremony in naming the tractor pull after the late Leonard Brautigam.  It was as if the rainbow began arching over Wayne, stretching the length of the fair grounds as a sign from Leonard.

Below are results from the Brush Pull along with video footage from the Gateway Truck Pull.

By Kyle Quick and Kaylin Bade

Union, Mo. - After Saturday's awesome Kathy Prilwetz Memorial Pro Bull Riding, the 2013 Franklin County Fair was topped off with the Leonard Brautigam Memorial Truck & Tractor Pull and a sign from the heavens above that both Kathy and Leonard were looking down, almost as if they were applauding fair officials for putting on a great fair.

Teams Battle In 3-on-3 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament

Photos taken by QNN's Kelly Hoffmann

New Haven, Mo. - Saturday morning basketball fans surrounded the tennis courts as they watched boys and girls from third to eighth grade battle it out in this year's 3-on-3 New Haven Youth Fair basketball tournament.

The tournament was broken down into five boys/girls age groups.  The young Dizzy Dribblers bounced their way to first place in the 1st/2nd grade boys group.

Amazing Story Behind Saturday's Rocking Professional Bull Riding At Franklin County Fair

Austin Martin reaches that 8 second mark in his first ride and was the 2013 Kathy Prilwetz Memorial Bull Riding Champion.

By Kyle Quick (Editorial)

Union, Mo. – It was an amazing Saturday night at the Franklin County Fair and I'm not referring to Randy Houser. I am talking about the 1st Annual Kathy Prilwetz Memorial Professional Bull Ridding entertainment, in which the story behind the event might cause one to shed a tear.

First I have to say, "Holy Cow" what a show. Unlike a rodeo where bull riding is the last event, Saturday, bull riding was the only event. Fans did not see just a handful of bull riders they watched 20 cowboys each ride two of the finest breed of bulls.

The story behind Saturday's class act of an event is like a story out of a movie. Grab a tissue.

Ben Prilwetz, St. Clair native and now Union resident with his wife Amanda, was the producer for Saturday night's event.  This means that everything from the entertainment, to the cowboys and bulls; everything you saw was produced by Prilwetz.

Kids Get Down And Muddy At Youth Fair Pig Scramble

New Haven, Mo. - An estimated 800 people lined fences and filled the bleachers Friday night at the New Haven Youth Fair for the annual pig scramble, where approximately 250 kids, ranging in ages from 2-years-old to over 18.

Through the years, the event has grown so big it has forced fair officials to put a limit on the number of participants for each age group and requiring parents to pre-register their kids beforehand.

No one really knows when the pig scramble first started other than, "It has been going on for decades."

Some things have changed over the years, for example having to pre-register due to overwhelming popularity, but one thing has remained the same.

Franklin County Fair Gateway Tractor Pullers Association Results

By Kaylin Bade.  Pictured above is Barry Kormeier, New Haven.

Union, Mo.
- The final night of the Franklin County Fair ended with local tractor pullers competing for the top spot in their association.  The Gateway Tractor Pullers put on a great show for the crowd. 

Results from the pull are as follows.

Scheer named Grand Champion in New Haven Dairy Show, Ley Reserve Champion

By Kaylin Bade.  Photo courtesy Cindy Scheer.

New Haven, Mo. - Ellie Scheer of Scheer Dairy Farms represented the New Haven 4-H Club and her family's farm with pride showing her Holstein cow and earning Grand Champion at the New Haven Youth Fair. 

Ellie is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Scheer of New Haven.