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Moniteau County Fair on tap

by Jordan Thornsberry | July 28, 2022 at 3:25 a.m.
The Moniteau County Fair was underway Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, with the Moniteau County Fair parade. The Pinto Pride Marching Band led the way as the 2020 parade began.

The oldest continuous fair west of the Mississippi River is back and will feature arts and crafts, games, presentations, shows and more.

The Moniteau County Fair will begin Monday and end Aug. 6 at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, 610 E South St.

"We have events every evening in our main arena, and in the Sappington Arena there is going to be a circus every evening that will perform two shows a night," publicity and promotion chair Lisa Milligan said.

The carnival will be open 6-11 p.m. from Tuesday-Saturday, and the Art Hall will be open from 6-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday to pick up articles.

General admission to the fair will cost $10 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, $5 on Thursday, and admission will be free Tuesday.

"Our fairgrounds are smaller than some of the other fairgrounds, but we have a lot to offer for a variety of tastes," Milligan said.


Activities will begin early Saturday morning with the Fair Ham Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. The parade will start later in the day at 5 p.m. The lineup will begin at the MFA Warehouse on East Smith Street.

On Sunday, youth art show entries will be from 9-11 a.m., and judging will begin at noon, while Art Hall entries will be from 1-5 p.m., with judging at 6:30 p.m.

The community ensemble will be from 7-7:30 p.m. in the main arena, immediately followed by the Outdoor Vesper Service Ministerial Alliance.

The breeding swine show will kick off the official first day of the fair at 9 a.m. Monday. Following the swine show will be the breeding beef show, then the breeding sheep show and finally the goat show. The poultry show and rabbit show will both be later in the day at 5 p.m.

Cornhole will be at 7 p.m., followed by the Mid-Missouri Truck and Tractor Pullers Association Sanction Pull at 7:30 p.m. in the main arena.

The lamb show will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the goat show, market hog show and junior and homegrown steers show.

The Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau contest will be at 6 p.m. in the main arena, followed by the kiddie tractor pull and Turner and Co.

The junior livestock auction will be at 7 p.m.

Wednesday marks senior citizen's day, running from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be bingo, snacks from The Grind and door prizes.

The halter calf show and Double B Roughstack Rodeo will both be at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, the baby show will be at 6 p.m. in front of the grandstand, and the junior ham auction will be at 6:30 p.m.

The Four-Wheeler Rodeo will cap the night at 7 p.m. in the main arena.

Horseshoe pitching will be at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by the Compact Figure 8 Scramble at 7:30 p.m. in the main arena.

The Moniteau County Fair will conclude Saturday with the Demo Derby in the main arena and The Bluegrass Martins in the Sappington arena, both at 7 p.m.

Keep up with events and updates for the Moniteau County fair through their Facebook page.

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