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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Missouri State Fair Celebrates Kids in Agriculture

A new event day, Celebrate Kids in Agriculture Saturday, August 16, will top the list of exciting new promotions offered at the 2014 Missouri State Fair

The day will acknowledge youth currently involved in Missouri's agriculture industry, and help raise awareness of and encourage an interest in agriculture among Missouri youth. 

Plans this day will include free gate admission for children ages 12 years of age and younger, free old-fashioned harvest games and new contests in two competitive exhibit categories. The event day will be the culmination of the 2014 Fair's marketing campaign, which includes a heightened emphasis on celebrating youth.

Old-fashioned harvest games, such as gunny sack races, egg relay races and water relays, will be offered for two age divisions and located on the lawn of the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Gardens Saturday, August 16.  Games for 4-7 year olds will be offered between 11am and 12:30pm, and games for 8-12 year olds will be offered between 1:30pm and 3pm. Complete details are available at www.mostatefair.com/special-contests.

Two new contests are also being offered to encourage participation in competitive exhibits amongst youth attending this year's Missouri State Fair, the Largest Homegrown Tomato Contest and the Fun on the Farm Poster Contest. 

These contests offer opportunities to engage youth in summer-long projects, as they wait to compete alongside their peers on August 16.  Complete details for the contests are available at www.mostatefair.com/special-contests. The Missouri State Fair, themed, Harvest the Fun!, will be held August 7-17 in Sedalia. Visit the 2014 Missouri State Fair for more information, and follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about top events in Missouri take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Missouri.