10 August 2008

Missouri State Fair

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Yesterday Bob, Ashley, Eric and I all got into the car and headed to the Missouri State Fair. We had tickets to see Josh Turner and wanted to visit our favorite places at the Fair. Ashley worked yesterday and so we didn't get to leave until 3:30.

So, we drove in, catching up on zzzzzs for Ashley and listening to the Cardinals on the radio. We parked, and headed into the Fair. We stopped at the University of Missouri building (big fans, in case you didn't know) and got Tiger Striped ice cream, which is Ashley's all time favorite. The ice cream is made on campus and has a limited distribution.

Next we headed to the dairy building but it was closed! I didn't get to see the 600 pound butter cow this year and Ashley didn't get her chocolate milk. Next year we will get there earlier.

Next we toured the Varied Industries and the Commercial buildings, which are vendors set up to sell various items. We bought a cool hose holder (we hope).

Our next stop is the Missouri AgriBusiness building. This is where I always see the largest pumpkin that was brought to the Fair and which always jump starts my fall inspiration. We always buy elk, buffalo and venison jerky and sticks here for the concert. Eric found some BBQ sauce that he loved and so he bought some of that.



We headed to the concert and found our seats. We jabbered off and on and people watched a lot. Pat Green was the warm up and then came Josh. He is a great performer!



Unrelated, kind of, but part of the story.... in July Bob judged a queen contest in another county and the organizer helped Bob get two back stage passes for Ashley and Eric to meet Josh! Ashley said it was a wonderful experience and that Josh was so nice!



There was a fireworks display that was awesome and after that we bought out annual corndogs. I typically don't like corndogs but these are crispy and hot and they paint the ketchup and mustard on... sooo good!

On the way home we discussed the book, The Shack, for much of the way home. Ashley and Eric were tired so they spent the night here. It was a great day for the Steffes/Hasty families!

7 comments :

  1. Lovely post and photos about the fair Terri. I enjoyed so much. It's been a long time since we attended the state fair!

    Pat

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  2. Sounds like you all had a great day!!! I love when all the fairs and festivals start!!! A true harbinger of fall!!!

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  3. Anonymous7:14 PM

    Oh, this sounds like so much fun! Tell us more about Tiger Striped ice cream! I understand the tiger reference, but what flavor is it?

    Hugs from the Tammy Triplet

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  4. WOW! That Josh is some eye candy! Whew...I almost fell off my seat when I saw that photo of him with Ash! WOWSERS! Sorry..what were you saying about the corn dog state butter fair....See all miscomboberated now! thanks for the great post!
    HUgs,
    Robyn

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  5. I love State Fairs! Our fair is the second week of September and I'm looking forward to it. I always visit the goat barn first. And then try to catch a cooking competition.

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  6. Our Fair is coming up. Chelsea wants to grow a pumpkin each year but the only place we have enough sunlight is in the front yard...so far I have resisted. Maybe next year...

    The weather here finally feels like Fall.

    Becky K.

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  7. How I love the state fair. I love everything about it--the food, the animals, the crafts, the smells! I grew up in Raleigh NC and my dad entered his dahlias every year. I think we're going to have to go this fall--you've got me wanting a funnel cake!

    Becky

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