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2013 Missouri State Fair Highlights for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

State FairToday (Aug. 9) is day two of the 2013 Missouri State Fair, and it’s MoDot Day in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

In addition of the great smells of the corn dogs, funnel cakes, pork, chicken and other types of food, you’ll also smell the great barbeque from the Show-Me State Tailgate Throwdown Barbecue Contest at the Show-Me Tent. The contestants will start to come in at 7:30 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be at 1:30, sponsored by Sonic.

Plan to take in the entertainment throughout the Missouri State Fairgrounds. This year the Welde’s Big Bear Expedition will be showcased each day of the Fair. The Welde’s are proud to bring their beautiful family of bears as ambassadors for bears in the wild. They will perform at noon, 3 p.m. And 6:30 p.m. Everyday, except on Sunday, Aug. 18 when they perform at noon, 3 p.m. And 6 p.m. They will be in the Kids Zone Area. The Kids Stage will have Thank A Farmer Magic Show, Babaloo Music and Fun, Spoon Man and contests throughout the Fair.

Back by popular demand is the Amazing Anastasini Circus North of the Carnival Midway Entrance with shows at 1, 5 and 8 p.m. Each day except Sunday, August 18, when they perform at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.

The Ditzfeld Stage will feature, Songlbast Dueling Guitars at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pumptown will play at 1 and 5 p.m.

Be on the lookout for America’s Got Talent contestants, Those Funny Little People, strolling the grounds.

There will be a Farm Toy Show, sponsored by Third National Bank at the Lowell Mohler Assembly hall from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant will be at the Mathewson Exhibition Center at 2 p.m. with the Evening Gown Competition and the Coronation at 3. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting will be at the Mathewson Exhibition Center at 6 p.m.

The Bud Stage will feature Curtis Grimes at 2 and 6 p.m. the Nace Brothers at 9 p.m. and the Missouri State Fair Idol goes at 2 p.m.

The evening’s Pepsi Grandstand lineup will feature rock legends Foreigner and Starship with Mickey Thomas at 7:30 p.m.

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