The 2017 Missouri State Fair will celebrate Senior Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Sedalia Democrat, on Wednesday Aug. 16. Adults and seniors presenting a special Sedalia Democrat front page Fair banner will receive $2 off gate admission on this day. Lots of fun events for seniors are planned in the Mathewson Exhibition Center including:
- Vendor Exhibits, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Free Bingo, 10 – 11:25 a.m.
- Line Dancing Lessons, 11:30 a.m. -12:25 p.m.
- Senior Dance Contest, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Senior Citizens Lounge, sponsored by AT&T and Nabholz Construction, will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the 16th offering refreshments, air-conditioning and free tram rides for seniors. Bothwell Regional Health Center will be offering free blood pressure screenings for seniors in the lounge on this day as well.
Aug. 16 also features the Show-Me Bluegrass Festival. The Bluegrass Festival offers some of Missouri’s best bluegrass pickers. Here’s the day’s schedule:
- Bluegrass Missourians – 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
- The Farnam Family – 11:30 am & 2:30 pm
- The Baker Family – 11 am & 3 pm
- The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band – Noon & 5 pm
- Dixie Union – 12:30 pm & 3 pm