Get to know your Missouri State Fair Director and his Office Assistant!
MARK WOLFE has been with the Missouri State Fair for eight and a half years, starting as Building Manager and then Fair Director since 2009. Mark appreciates the opportunity to have a voice in promoting agriculture and thoroughly enjoys watching and visiting with 4-H and FFA youth showing their livestock at the Fair. In his free time, Mark loves to hunt and fish and is a coin collector. He is most proud of a $20 gold piece he considers his favorite and most valuable.
On his State Fair Corndog: Mustard only
Funnel Cake Topping: Powdered Sugar only
Best Concert: Hank Williams, Jr. and George Thorogood in 2012
Fair Don’t Miss Event: Steer Show and That First Foot-Long
Favorite Carnival Midway Ride: Whatever goes up the highest
NANCY BOUSE just celebrated her 17th year with the Missouri State Fair. She finds that her job offers her the chance to meet and sometimes work with an interesting variety of people on a daily basis. Whether it’s Missouri agriculture leaders, government officials, farm families, RVers from across the country or any of the many professional entertainers seen on the Fairgrounds each year, you never know who’s going to walk into the State Fair Director’s Office! In fact, during last year’s Fair, Nancy took a call from the office of a state elected official while a pink clown stood juggling in her office – how many people can say that? Her favorite thing about the Fair is seeing families laughing and having a good time together. She admits that she is afraid of the down escalator, but is not afraid of heights, and can’t stand by the ocean without singing at least one verse of “How Great Thou Art.”
On her State Fair Corndog: Ketchup, “of course!”
Funnel Cake Topping: Just a Little Powdered Sugar “I’m a purist”
Best Concert: Alabama in the early 1980s
Fair Don’t Miss Event: 6 Horse Hitches