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Missouri State Fair Highlights for Thursday, August 9

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The 110th Missouri State Fair is officially here.  Each day there are different activities planned through the day and we hope you enjoy some of the activities.  As of right now, the Pepsi Grandstand shows have not sold out, so you can get tickets at the Pepsi Grandstand Box Office during the course of the Missouri State Fair.

Day one begins with a bang as it is Two Bonanza Day, sponsored by US Bank.   All through the day, the price of admission is just $2 for those six and over.  Kids five and younger are free everyday!  As you come through the gates, be sure to pick up an information packet that will tell you where $2 specials are throughout the Fair.

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the State Fair Firehouse.  This firehouse is the only all volunteer force in Missouri that is open for just two weeks out of the year.  This year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary on the Missouri State Fairgrounds and will be recognized for that.

Some of the other highlights include the Farm Toy Show in Assembly Hall from 9 a.m. til 9 p.m.   Be sure to see what new items the vendors have brought throughout the Fair.

The Bud Tent will feature country act, The Roys, at 2 and 6 p.m. with the first day of the Missouri State Fair Idol, featuring last year’s winner Ryan Manuel at 4 p.m.

More free entertainment is going on through the Fair including the Sea Lion Show, See the Circus Be The Circus and much more.

Make sure you check out the parade.  This year the parade will begin at 6 p.m., starting on Missouri State Boulevard and going through the front stretch of the Fairgrounds in front of the Pepsi Grandstand area.  Be sure to check out the new additions that were made, including the new fencing in front of the Pepsi Grandstand.

The Pepsi Grandstand will feature the Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen as they bring their taste of country and Red Dirt music to the stage.  Tickets are $10 or $15 for this show.

The State Fair Arena will feature the MRCA Finals Rodeo at 7 p.m. $8 Adults, $5 Ages 6-12,
Ages 5 & Under FREE.

Click here for a full look at events for Thursday, August 9, 2012.

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