Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Free things to see and do at the State Fair

I've printed off the list of things that the girls and I can enjoy at the Missouri State fair, with the times, so we don't miss our favorites.  Thursday there are usually corn dogs for a dollar all day long, and other fun fair foods are discounted.  So that'll probably be our "eating day".  Friday we'll get our unlimited-ride wristbands (that I've already paid for) and it will be "ride day".  Saturday we'll see the things we missed on Thursday, although we never get to see every single thing we intend to.  Tomorrow's the day we go!

•Bryan BERG, sponsored by Isle of Capri, Aug. 11-21. O'Reilly Automania Building. You'll be amazed at what this expert Card Stacker and Guiness World Record holder creates. (See also: Card Stacker)

•BOUNCE, OOO LA LA & DANIEL - Aug. 11-21. By the Agriculture Building. Off-beat and hilarious concoction of comic characters, circus wizardry and enchanting music. 12 Noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily.

•CHICAGO HONEYBEAR DANCERS - Aug. 11-15. Touchstone Energy Stage. The country's hottest family-oriented dance show... combines the best of Broadway, tap, jazz, fifties, country, swing, and hip-hop. Aug. 11-13: 11 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m.; Aug. 14: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Aug. 15: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

•CHILDREN'S BARNYARD, sponsored by Missouri Saving for Tuition Program (MO$T) - Aug. 11-21. Bring the kids to see animal friends straight from the farm. Open 9 a.m.- 9p.m., South of Agriculture Bldg.

•COKE FAMILY FUN FEST, Aug. 11-21. Free family sports playground featuring baseball, basketball, football, and bungee run.

•EXOTIC ANIMAL PETTING ZOO, sponsored by Missouri Saving for Tuition Program (MO$T) - Aug. 11-21. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., just north and east of the Coliseum

•GRIZZLY FALLS BEAR SHOW - Aug. 11-21. Machinery Grounds. Show and exhibit promoting the preservation of bears. Water falls and beautiful scenery allow the bears to enjoy a wonderful playtime during the day. Shows at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily.

•GIZMO THE ROBOT BOY, sponsored by I-Land, Aug. 11-21. Insatiably cute and uncontrollably curious, Gizmo strolls the fairgrounds and cleverly interacts with any life form, in almost any language. His bright buttons hold secret effects just waiting to be heard and watched.

•HiPOCKETS, sponsored by I-Land, Aug. 11-21. Stiltwalking like you've never seen before. Check out his crazy columnar characters... Slam Duncan, Roland Dripwater, Leggs Benedict, Grandma Walker, and Uncle Sam.

MAXIMUM VELOCITY - Aug. 11-21, sponsored by Subway. Skateboards, BMX, Inline Stunt Team. Each show is full of non-stop, action-packed excitement. Southeast of Mathewson Exhibition Center at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. daily.

MISSOURI RIVER CLOGGERS - Aug. 12. Touchstone Energy Stage, 12 Noon and 5 p.m.

•PIG RACES, sponsored by Missouri Enterprise - August 11-21. Daily races at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m., just north of the Coliseum.

•PROCRASTINATORS, sponsored by Ditzfeld Transfer - Aug. 11-21. Experience fast and furious rhythmic fun when 3 outrageous drummers turn five-gallon water bottles, barstools, and pots & pans into musical instruments while jumping, sliding, twisting & stomping!

•PROFESSOR FARQUAR - Aug. 11-21. Gather 'round, as "the greatest one-man show west of the Mississippi" sets entertainment back more than a hundred years to the days of the old-time medicine show... with copious amounts of laughter, the best medicine of all! See the professor strolling through the fairgrounds or daily in the Mo-Ag Theatre.

•SHOW ME MISSOURI FISH MOBILE AQUARIUM - Aug. 11-21. Live demonstrations at 1, 4 & 6 p.m.

Sue KENNEDY - Aug. 13, Touchstone Energy Stage, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. St. Louis area performer with songs about real life situations and a "feel good" message.

•SHELTERED REALITY - Aug. 15, Touchstone Energy Stage, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. A youth-oriented project, where members use music to motivate audiences to advocate for those in need, especially children and families. Their unique percussive approach to performing music inspires the audience members to 'take on the world' and ensures that the message 'doing good is fun' is remembered by all in attendance.

•SHOW ME MISSOURI FISH MOBILE AQUARIUM - Aug. 11-21. Live demonstrations at 1, 4 & 6 p.m.

•TIGERS OF INDIA, sponsored by Westlake Ace Hardware - Aug. 11-21. The only display of its type with multi-colored tigers: standard, white, golden tabby, and the extremely rare snow white tiger. Enjoy as these cats are lead through an intricate routine showcasing their beauty and athleticism, featuring the world's only high-jumping tiger.

August 11, 12... Budweiser Stage at 3 PM and 6 PM. and August 13, 14 at 2 and 5 PM ... Jed Hughes

Budweiser Stage, 9 PM all nights, Nace brothers


madcobug said...

Sounds like a fun time for all of you, Helen

skisseberth said...

Have a great time, Donna. It's always so much fun having premium time with the grandkids..time you BOTH shall fondly remember !  Gonna do the same here - tomorrow we leave to travel to NC to see my Mama. My daugther and I along with 4 of the grands, and 1 great- grand are going.  It will be an awesome time !  Travel safe, and blessing to you and yours !

marainey1 said...

I love fairs !  They are all the more fun with kids along !  Have a great time !  'On Ya'  - ma

ryanagi said...

Have fun at the fair! I just found out our state fair is going on this week too. We might head up there this weekend for the day.