Mokane Worlds Fair to return Labor Day weekend

MOKANE, Mo. -- The Mokane Worlds Fair will return this Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-3.

Organizers estimate nearly 7,000 people attended the opening night of last year's fair.

The fair is located at Lions Club Park in Mokane.

Fair coordinator Terry Howard said that cars were parked in residential neighborhoods and past the Katy Trail trail-head on Fulton Avenue for last year's event.

Howard said money raised from the fair will be used to put on next year's fair, to assist fire victims and to raise money for eye care.

The Mokane Worlds Fair brings people back to town, Howard said, adding if you want to visit Mokane, come during Labor Day weekend.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. on Sept. 2 at the Riverview Nursing Center and will end at Lions Club Park. The South Callaway Band will lead the parade and perform afterwards.

There will be a demolition derby at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Payouts are available for the top four contestants in each category.

The fair will feature two tractor pulls - the Missouri Farm Pullers at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 and an antique truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.

The band Disengaged will play 8-11 p.m. on Sept. 2. Another band, 54 Country, will play 6-10 p.m. on Sept. 3. Karaoke will be open Sept. 1-2.

Cloggers will perform at 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 2 and the Flat Footin Follies will perform at 5 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Carnival rides and a beer garden will be available daily. Bingo games will also be daily, with games beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1. Times for games are still to be determined for Sept. 2 and 3.

There will be softball at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 and 9 a.m. Sept. 2.

The Mokane Worlds Fair is sponsored by the Mokane Lions Club.