After a week of 12-hour days getting the displays ready in the Home Economics building for the Missouri State Fair, new superintendent Lynne Beasley said things are running smoothly for her and her assistants.
To sit across a table and chat with Pettis County native Leroy Van Dyke, you’d have no idea you were talking to a classic country music legend.
Linda Hoover never intended to cause any problems. She just wanted to add some fun and visual excitement to her mural, which is in process on the side of the Fine Arts Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
Alabama once sang, “If you’re gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.” The Quebe Sisters Band has taken that to heart, and then some. All three sisters — Grace, 26, Sophia, 24, and Hulda, 21 — play the fiddle in this Western swing group.
The Loehrig German Band was entertaining the crowd that built up at 4 p.m. inside the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The Missouri Travel Council marked its 50th anniversary with a sampling of Missouri wines and craft beers, and the line formed early. Missouri wineries, O’Fallon Brewery, Schlafly Beer and County Distributing offered samples, along with big cookies. Cookies and beer? That redefines “afternoon snack.” — Bob Satnan
Visitors to the Agriculture Building may have noticed a construction project near the best-in-show hams.
The Missouri State Fair Idol competition will really kick into gear today with the first of four days of semifinals. Through six days of preliminaries, the event — in its seventh year — has proven it can survive beyond the involvement of creator and emcee Thom Fuller, who retired after last year’s competition.
“Don’t try this at home, kids,” urged Michelangelo Nock, the host of the Nerveless Nocks show and the owner of a particularly great name.
Fairgoers can receive up to half-off admission on Tuesday if they bring canned food items for the second annual Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive.