Preparations are continuing for the Missouri State Fair. Director Mark Wolfe says that includes getting ready to host tens of thousands of guests, exhibitors and contestants and help them beat the heat.
“All those barns have electric power for fans and plenty of water supplies, the Department of Ag’s State Vet’s Office will be on site throughout. Those people do a terrific job. We went through a very hot fair back in 2007 and I think had almost zero casualties amongst the animals.”
He reminds attendants that safety and comfort starts with them.
“People need to use good common sense and good judgement on their end. We will certainly do everything on our end that’s we possibly can to help those folks keep those animals comfortable and keep our fair goers comfortable.”
The Fair marks its 110th year beginning next Thursday. Find out more about this year’s run at its website.