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Boone County Fair starts this weekend

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:26 am

The Boone County Fair starts this weekend with a parade through downtown Sturgeon, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The parade line-up begins 9 a.m. at the Sturgeon Fairgrounds.

The sack race is one of the Boone County Fair’s most popular family fun night events.

Other Saturday events include the noon tractor drive and the 1 p.m. 4-H and FFA horse show.

Monday, July 15, the free family fun night and pedal pull begin at 5, also at the Sturgeon Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, July 16, the carnival opens at 4 p.m.

For the complete fair schedule, see pages  eight through 10 of this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

Boone County Fair Board Chairman  Jeff Cook and Sturgeon Mayor Steve Crosswhite  agree the fair will bring a lot of fun and economic opportunity to Sturgeon.

“We’re happy to host the fair once again and hope to do so for many years to come,” Crosswhite said. “The county fair brings a lot of good people and a lot of good times to Sturgeon.”

He said the fair is an opportunity for people who have not visited before, “to see that our corner of northern Boone County is a good place to live and grow.”

Crosswhite said the fair’s popularity was growing, especially in the Sturgeon area. “Many of the local folk, particularly the young ones enjoy what the fair brings to the area.”

One of those things, Cook said, is the carnival. This year the fair is bringing in a new carnival, Show-Me Amusement, out of Poplar Bluff.

He also stressed Monday night would be a great time for the young and young-at-heart fair-goers. “We will have lots of prizes to give away at Family Fun night and the pedal tractor pull, including 10 bicycles and tons of other free prizes to give out.”

He said the Boone County Fair baby show and royalty competition would still be held at Sturgeon High School, Tuesday, July 16. The baby show begins 6 p.m., the royalty competition will be 7 p.m.

For the complete article and full Boone County Fair schedule, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.