State fair attendance drops

State fair numbers are a little down this year compared to last year. About 150,00 people came to the fair Thursday through Sunday. That includes 23,000 on Thursday, 34,000 on Friday, 50,000 on Saturday, and 41,000 on Sunday. The 4 day figure compares with 155,000...

State fair numbers expected

A clearer picture of how the Missouri State Fair is doing comes out later today. The fair will release attendance numbers from Thursday through Sunday. Slater says early indicators are good. 9,000 people paid to see Styx and REO Speedwagon play Friday night. Similar...

State fair acts becoming scarce

State fair director Gary Slater complains that it gets harder every year to round up grandstand acts for the fair. He says people just don’t go on the road the way they used to because of widespread use of the internet and venues like MTV. Slater says...

A fair deal

People heading to the State Fair, which begins in about two weeks’ time, can leave their cars at home and take the train. Amtrak is offering its “Fair Fare” package again this year for fair-goers along Amtrak’s Kansas City-St. Louis corridor....

Fair money garners interest

New legislation will result in more money headed for the Missouri State Fair. Governor Carnahan signed a law assuring the extra funding. Senator Jim Mathewson, one of the sponsors of the legislation, is pleased with what he feels is new found money. It is really state...
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