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2013 Missouri State Fair Highlights for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Today (Aug. 12) is day five of the 2013 Missouri State Fair , and it's Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day. This will be the first day that Fairgoers will be able to participate in the Lunch Bunch program, where you can take a break from the workplace and head to the Missouri State Fairgrounds for lunch. Go to the Centennial entrance after 11 a.m. and if you return by 2 p.m. you’ll receive a full refund and a full stomach.

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Photo: Jameson Hsieh via AP

Rodeo Clown Wearing Obama Mask Draws Criticism at Missouri State Fair

On Saturday night (Aug. 10), a rodeo clown decided to put a Barack Obama mask on as part of a bull riding skit at The Missouri State Fair. The reaction to this story has already reached mainstream media outlets, and the performance has received mixed reviews throughout the state.

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A Salute to the Unsung Heroes of the Missouri State Fair

We are only four days into the Missouri State Fair, and while everyone has been enjoying their time, one group of men and women have been working extremely hard to secure fairgoers safety on and off the fairgrounds.

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Carnival Prizes
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$10 Wins a Large: What Happened to Carnival Games? [OPINION]

I was able to get out the the fair and experience everything it had to offer this year. I decided to take my four year-old nephew out and let him ride some rides and play some carnival games, the things I looked forward to as a kid. Little did I know, carnival games have changed!

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Native Run Returns to the Bud Tent at the Missouri State Fair [INTERVIEW]

It is not very often lately that a band returns to play the Missouri State Fair's Bud Tent two years in a row, but that is exactly what has happened this year with Native Run. Last year they were just getting their roots in Nashville, and now they are close to signing a record deal and putting out a new CD.

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Missouri State Fair
Photo by Kevin C. Walker

2013 Missouri State Fair Highlights for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013

Today (Aug. 11) is day four of the 2013 Missouri State Fair, and it's Show-Me Salutes Military Appreciation Day, where military will get free gate admission for active military, veterans and delayed entry recruits with appropriate I.D.  In addition, immediate family members get $1 gate admission and $5 off carnival ride wristbands.

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2013 Missouri State Fair Queen Crowned

Ashley Bauer from Warrenton was crowned the 2013 Missouri State Fair Queen in the Friday, Aug. 9 coronation service held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the fairgrounds. Miss Bauer will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair and agriculture throughout the coming year. She is Miss Warren County, and is the daughter of Todd and Suzanne Bauer.

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Cowboy Mounted Shooting Impresses at Missouri State Fair [PICTURES]

On Friday night, I got to see the Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition at the Mathewson Exhibition Center. I couldn't believe how good the competitors were!

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Curtis Grimes from ‘The Voice’ Rocks the Missouri State Fair Bud Tent [PHOTOS]

Although the big national acts at the Pepsi Grandstand are a lot of fun, you can't forget about the rest of the entertainment at the Missouri State Fair, especially the shows at the Bud Tent!

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Holly Dittmer and Leanne DePue of MODOT Provide Update on Flooding, Discuss MoDOT Day at the Fair

During a press conference at the MEC Building at the Missouri State Fairgrounds this morning (Aug. 9), KSIS had an opportunity to interview Customer Relations Specialist Holly Dittmer and Director of Highway Safety Leanne DePue of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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