Opening Weekend Highlights; Grand/Reserve Grand Champion Goat & Lambs

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Opening Weekend Highlights

Join us in a Salute to our Heroes and Come Home for Opening Weekend of the 2019 Missouri State Fair!

Saturday, Aug. 10 is State Fair Homecoming Day, sponsored by Pepsi, the official soft drink of the Fair. Help show appreciation to law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics who will receive FREE admission to the Fair and $1 admission for their immediate family members.

Saturday, Aug. 10 has a great lineup of events:

Farm Toy Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Assembly Hall

Fish Cooking and Cleaning Demos at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Conservation Building

Livestock shows including mules, beef cattle, sheep, barrow and Rooster Crowing Preliminaries

School supply collection and cash donations for children in need in the MEC Building

The MU Mule Team on display in the mule barn

Military Flag Retreat Ceremonysponsored by Capital Materials, Starline Brass and Retrieving Freedom, honoring Charlie Everingham, at 6 p.m. by the flag pole at the Centennial Entrance

Full line up of free entertainment including iFLIP, sponsored by MFA Incorporated, and Blacksmith Demonstrations

MRCA Show-Me State Stampede & Rodeo, presented by Area RAM Dealers, at 7 p.m. in the State Fair Arena, sponsored by Husqvarna – tickets available

Brantley Gilbert with Jobe Fortner at 7:30 p.m. on the Pepsi GrandstandStage

Visit the Daily Highlights page for Aug. 10 for a complete schedule of events.

Sunday, Aug. 11 is Military Appreciation Daysponsored by Otelco, a tribute to all military service men and women! The Fair is proud to honor these individuals with free gate admission for all past and present military and $1 admission for immediate family members.

Great events are planned for this day, including a Military Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., east of the Mathewson Exhibition Center and the popular Military Appreciation Ceremony at 2 p.m. inside the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

Other highlights for Sunday, Aug. 11 include:

Show-Me Robotics Competitions and Exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Assembly Hall

KC Chiefs Cheerleader Susie & Horse Warpaint at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. near the Highway Gardens

Ham and Bacon demonstrations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Agriculture Building

Livestock shows including beef cattle, mules and donkeys, sheep, swine and Rooster Crowing Preliminaries

Full day of demonstrations on the Consumer Showcase Stage in the Home Economics Building

Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives will be collecting donations for college scholarships for dependents of military members in the MEC Building

Military Flag Retreat Ceremony, sponsored by Capital Materials, Starline Brass and Retrieving Freedom, honoring Larry Fosnow, at 6 p.m. by the flag pole at the Centennial Entrance

Full line up of free entertainment including Dan-Dan the Farmer Man, sponsored by AOK RVs, and Them Sweeney Boys on the Ditzfeld Stage

Missouri State Fair Shoot Out Truck and Tractor Pull at noon and 6 p.m. in the Pepsi Grandstand – tickets available

Motocross at 7 p.m. in the State Fair Arena, sponsored by Husqvarna – tickets available

Visit the Daily Highlights page for Aug. 11 for a complete schedule of events.

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat Announced

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Skyler Scotten, son of Shannon and Krista Scotten, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Goat at the Missouri State Fair. Skyler is from Nevada, and is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter. Skyler’s prize-winning market goat weighed 92 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat honor went to Adam Rhoades of Centralia. He is the son of Dan and Nicole Rhoades and is a member of the Centralia 4-H Club. Adam’s market goat weighed 96 pounds.

On Aug. 17, both Skyler and Adam will sell their market goats in two of 12 lots offered in the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Scholarship Program.

Many livestock exhibitors will work toward earning a place in the ring at the time-honored Sale of Champions Auction. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Meat Goats, Pens of Chickens and Pens of Rabbits will be featured in the auction, which will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The entire auction will be broadcast live by KMMO radio online; and by KRLI radio online and on their FM station 103.9FM; on KMZU radio online and live updates on their FM station 100.7FM. The auction will also be live on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Facebook page.

Through the generous support of YIA sponsors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships each year to Missouri youth. Last year, forty $1,500 scholarships, one supreme $2,500 scholarship, sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere/Sydenstricker Genetics, and one $5,000 platinum scholarship offered by YIA supporters were awarded to youth across Missouri. Since 1992, the YIA committee has awarded 648 scholarships totaling $648,000.

A complete listing of the 2018 YIA sponsors is available on the Fair’s website.  A listing of the 2019 sponsors will be posted soon.  Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor this year, or receiving more information about sponsorship, can visit www.mostatefair.com/competitions/youth-in-agriculture, or contact Wayne Yokley at 573-690-8987, Rodney Heimer at 217-257-6182, Sharon Topliff at 573-353-0543 or Mike Williams at 816-797-5450.

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Announced

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Reagan Rodgers, daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair.  Reagan is from Savannah, and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes  4-H Club. Reagan’s prize-winning Crossbred market lamb weighed 139 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honor went to Tayton Dains of Rockville. He is the son of Tyler McVay and Kalie Dains and is a member of the Hudson Hustlers 4-H Club. Taytons’s Crossbred market lamb weighed 145 pounds.

On Aug. 17, both Reagan and Tayton will sell their market lambs in two of 12 lots offered in the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Scholarship Program.

Many livestock exhibitors will work toward earning a place in the ring at the time-honored Sale of Champions Auction. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Meat Goats, Pens of Chickens and Pens of Rabbits will be featured in the auction, which will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The entire auction will be broadcast live by KMMO radio online; and by KRLI radio online and on their FM station 103.9FM; on KMZU radio online and live updates on their FM station 100.7FM. The auction will also be live on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Facebook page.

Through the generous support of YIA sponsors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships each year to Missouri youth. Last year, forty $1,500 scholarships, one supreme $2,500 scholarship, sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere/Sydenstricker Genetics, and one $5,000 platinum scholarship offered by YIA supporters were awarded to youth across Missouri. Since 1992, the YIA committee has awarded 648 scholarships totaling $648,000.

A complete listing of the 2018 YIA sponsors is available on the Fair’s website.  A listing of the 2019 sponsors will be posted soon.  Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor this year, or receiving more information about sponsorship, can visit www.mostatefair.com/competitions/youth-in-agriculture, or contact Wayne Yokley at 573-690-8987, Rodney Heimer at 217-257-6182, Sharon Topliff at 573-353-0543 or Mike Williams at 816-797-5450.