Missouri State Fair

Miss Warren County Crowned 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen

Miss Hanna Keene from Warrenton was named the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen.  Miss Keene received the highest score of 58 contestants vying for the title in the competition.  Miss Keene will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.

SEDALIA, Mo. –Miss Hanna Keene from Warrenton was named the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 8.

Miss Keene received the highest score of 58 contestants vying for the title in the competition held at 3 p.m. in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

Miss Keene will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year. Winning entries have also been announced in the Fine Arts Department and Opening Day Parade.

Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand Lineup Just Announced

Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster June 16th.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce in conjunction with Fair Director Mark Wolfe just announced moments ago that The Missouri State Fair will once again host outstanding entertainment in the Pepsi Grandstand.

For the 112th Fair, the Pepsi Grandstand will feature eight music shows and three motorsports events. The concerts include performances by Jake Owen, Sara Evans, Joan Jett and MercyMe.

“The Missouri State Fair is known for providing excellent entertainment, in addition to the top notch agricultural and youth exhibits,” Fordyce said. “Fairgoers will once again have the opportunity to make outstanding live music, from country to classic rock to contemporary Christian acts, part of their time at the Missouri State Fair.”

Attendance trending upward for State Fair

SEDALIA, Mo. – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today an attendance of 366,218 at this year’s 11 day event.

The figure reflects an increase of more than three percent from last year, and an upward trend in attendance since Wolfe assumed his position in 2009.

This positive direction has had a ripple effect on the Fair’s revenue generating streams, including the campground and carnival operations, helping to put the State Fair on a more solid financial footing.

“I am extremely pleased with attendance this year,” Wolfe said. “It is affirmation that many Missourians are making the State Fair an annual destination for their families, which is heart-warming. Maintaining the historical facility is a critical concern, so the impact that the strong attendance has on revenue is also fiscally encouraging.”

Retired Marine Receives Blue Ribbons and the Best of Division Honor in Needlepoint

Retired U.S. Marine Edward Castle age 95 of Carrollton, wins four blue ribbons for his entries in needlepoint and cross-stitch, and one purple ribbon for Best of Division at the 2013 Missouri State Fair.

Photo courtesy Tammy Goodwin, a Missouri State Fair photographer.

SEDALIA, Mo.– As the curtain closed on the 2013 Missouri State Fair and exhibitors picked up their entries, one particular exhibitor sparked a special interest among the State Fair staff.  Edward Castle, age 95 of Carrollton, drove himself to the fairgrounds one last time this year, on Aug. 18, to claim his award-winning needlepoint projects, which had been on display throughout the State Fair in the Home Economics Building.

Kayla Morrow's Steer Receives Grand Champion

Picutred is Kayla Morrow with her Grand Champion Steer
Photos Courtesy of Sure Champ.

SEDALIA, Mo. – Kayla Morrow, daughter of Kevin and Twila Morrow, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Steer at the Missouri State Fair.  Kayla is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter in Nevada. Her prize-winning Crossbred Steer weighed 1,310 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Steer honor went to Mackenzie Mawson, daughter of Rodney and Kay Mawson. Her Crossbred steer weighed 1,315 pounds. Mackenzie is a member of the Archie Achievers 4-H Club in Archie.

Missouri State Fair Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Lamb

Photos courtesy of Missouri State Fair
 
SEDALIA, Mo.– Bryce Schmidt, son of Steve and Rhonda Schmidt, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Lamb at the Missouri State Fair.

Bryce is a member of the Northwest Tech FFA Chapter in Maryville. His prize-winning Hampshire lamb weighed 137 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Lamb honor went to Tyler Jenkins, son of Terry Jenkins and Linda King, and Susan and Tim Pointer. His Crossbred lamb weighed 140 pounds. Tyler is a member of the Bizy Beavers 4-H Club in Marshall.

On Aug. 17, both Bryce Schmidt and Tyler

Miss Warren County crowned Missouri State Fair Queen, Washington places in Top Ten

By Kaylin Bade.  Photo courtesy Missouri State Fair.

Sedalia, Mo. - Miss Ashley Bauer, 2012 Warren County Fair Queen, was crowned the 2013 Missouri State Fair Queen late yesterday afternoon.

Bauer is the daughter of Todd and Suzanne Bauer and is a Warrenton High School graduate.