2020...it's definitely been a year that we will never forget nor will it be one that we would want to experience again. So, since everyday activities this year have been nowhere near normal, we'll see what to expect with the 2020 Missouri State Fair.

My wife and I drove through the fairgrounds this week and one of the first things I noticed was the lack of activity that you would normally see at this time of the year. I mean as of this writing, the fair is nine days away.

Of course one of the big changes for the fair this year is the pivot to a youth livestock show. Along with that change others include no carnival rides, no Bud Tent, and no Pepsi Grandstand Shows.

We all know the folks with Missouri State Fair Board and all the other powers-to-be decided it was in the best interest to go this route. I respect that.

Now one thing you can do, is still participate in the limited-edition fair. If you have decided that you'd like to see the scaled-down version, there's still plenty for you to experience.

There will be concessions this year on a limited basis so you should be able to get your fill of fair food. And let me ask you this, when if ever, have you taken the kids through the 4-H building to see what's going on with the 4-H kids and their activities from across the state?

Now since so many things have gone virtual, why not some other activities for the kiddos? You can go to mostatefair.com and check out the Fun & Educational Kid Activities page.

So take those lemons and turn them into lemonade. (Ooooh...lemonade!) Take a day and say you experienced the 2020 Missouri State Fair. It will be a memory that will last forever.