Hello readers! I’d like to welcome you to the “Behind the Scenes” blog for the 2018 Missouri State Fair! This blog will offer readers an inside look into the Missouri State Fair. The stories begin with exciting insight about the Fair before the grounds open and then after the last camper leaves! Get ready to “Come Home” to the Fair that we all know and love!
Before we move into your “Behind the Scenes” look, I want to introduce myself. My name is Mariah and I am serving as one of four marketing interns for the summer. I will be running the “Behind the Scenes” blog as well as sharing the writings of the other three interns for the 2018 fair.
I was born and raised in Laredo, Missouri, in the Northwest part of the state. I currently attend North Central Missouri College (NCMC) in Trenton where I am studying Nursing Sciences. My passion for agriculture started from a very young age. I grew up on a small farm and have showed swine since I was five years old at county fairs. At NCMC, I am involved with Ag Club and the honor sorority Phi Theta Kappa. In 2017, I served as the 1st Vice President for the Missouri FFA Association. That summer while attending the Missouri State Fair as a state officer, I fell in love with the Missouri State Fair. I knew after this point that I would be making my way back to Sedalia to enjoy the tradition and excitement that only the State Fair can bring.
Now that you know more about me, I will be introducing the rest of the interns soon. Keep watching for more “Behind the Scenes” blog posts to see the stories that will unfold from the Missouri State Fair. Get ready because it is almost time to “Come Home” to the 116th Missouri State Fair.