Boone County Fair carnival offers thrills for visitors, opportunities for workers

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | 10:00 p.m. CDT; updated 8:43 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 27, 2008

COLUMBIA — It’s Wednesday evening at the Boone County Fair and the ground is still soggy and damp from Tuesday’s rain. Mothers push baby carriages through the mud as fathers lift children up on their shoulders. Groups of teenagers jump over murky puddles. Neon green wristbands can be found on hundreds of people as they flock to the carnival, put on by the Lowery Carnival Co.