Thursday, July 27, 2006

planning for the State Fair

Cliff will be taking Monica, Natalie, and me to Sedalia as soon as we can all get around on Thursday morning, August 10.  It takes about an hour and a half to get there, and Cliff intends to be back in plenty of time to leave for work at 2:30.  He'll set up the camper for us, and bid us goodbye.

The girls and I will head straight for the fairgrounds, because it's dollar day... $1 admission to the grounds, and corn dogs, Cokes, and other goodies for a buck... all day long!  No cooking for me, that day.  That night, the grandstand entertainment is only $5, and it's Sawyer Brown.  They're a has-been country act that puts on a great show.  Monica and I enjoyed them two years ago... or was it three?

I'll buy the $20 unlimited rides wristband at Lowes this week, and Friday will be ride day, as always.  I should probably just save the $20 I pay for mine, because I do more watching than riding, these days.

Below, you can see all the free stuff we'll be doing; click on the links if you want to see more about them.  Plus the petting zoo and so many fun things.  Yes, we've done a lot of these things before.  But it's always great fun!

CHEF LANDRY’S COMEDY COOKING SHOW, sponsored by Royal Prestige - Aug. 10-20. Great cajun food peppered with the Landry brand of humor. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Mo-Ag Theatre; 1 p.m. in Home Economics Bldg.

• CONSUMER SHOWCASE, sponsored by Cookbook Publishers - Aug. 10-20. Home Economics Building. Continuous demonstrations 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Features Chef Landry’s Comedy Cooking Show daily at 1 p.m.

GRIZZLY FALLS BEAR SHOW, sponsored by Westlake Ace Hardware - Aug. 10-20. 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.

KACHUNGA & THE ALLIGATOR - Aug 10-20. See Kachunga wrestle live alligators at 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. daily.

• MOVIE MAGIC: The Science Behind the Movies, sponsored by I-Land Internet Services - Aug. 10-20. Presented by Mad Science... Imagine starring in "Legally Blonde," "Agent Cody Banks," "Pink Panther," or "Rocky!" Enjoy action-packed scenes with state of the art effects! 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. daily in the Funshine Buildin

• MR. PEDDLESWORTH - Aug. 10-14. If this guy (a former Ringling Brothers clown) makes it down the street without his bike falling apart, it will be a miracle! Check out his trick bikes and bike tricks as he makes his way around the fairgrounds.

PIG RACES, sponsored by Missouri Enterprise - August 10-20. 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.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, sponsored by Toyota. A thrilling spectacle and unforgettable High Dive show. Machinery Grounds, 12 Noon, 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. with an additional 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

PROCRASTINATORS, sponsored by Ditzfeld Transfer - Aug. 10-20. 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. 10-20. 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.

• 2nd GENERATION, Southern Gospel Singing - Aug. 12, at 12 Noon and 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 12 Noon and 4 p.m. Touchstone Energy Stage.

• SHOW ME MISSOURI FISH - Aug. 10-20. Live demonstrations at 1, 4 & 6 p.m.

• SHOWBOAT MARIONETTES, sponsored by McDonald’s - Aug. 10-20. It’s a boatload of laughs for this "puppet spectacular" from the decks of their own Paddlewheel River Showboat stage. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.


marainey1 said...

It sounds like a grand time !  I love fairs too !  'On Ya' - ma

lv2trnscrb said...

I like how you have it all organized and are preparing for it; dollar day must be a busy one I would imagine. Enjoy the time :)


monponsett said...

Is there anything better than the county fair? My first date with my husband was a county fair (I got sick on him). I don't even like rides- I just eat fried dough and pet cows.

I also am envious of your bear show with the free-range waterfall. The bears at the Topsfield Fair were in a big railroad car. I can't complain too much, though... it's where I first saw an elephant.

naturegirlfromny said...

Thats funny, the bear show was just at our county fair!  Linda