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PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair round-up

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 12:16 a.m. CDT; updated 12:30 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Andre Radyn and brothers Kevin and Chris Botha assemble a section of a carnival ride at the Boone County Fairgounds. Lowery Carnival Company employs about 40 South Africans who travel from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana working at small summer fairs and festivals.

COLUMBIA – Carnival employees began setting up rides at the Boone County Fair. Another highlight of this year's fair is the educational petting zoo.

Tuesday's schedule

4 p.m. Fair opens

4 to 9 p.m. Children’s barnyard opens

6 p.m. Carnival opens

6 p.m. Junior market lamb-MFA show

6 p.m. Pony pull

6 p.m. Gospel night — Sunny Side, Praises to Him

6 p.m. Woody’s Menagerie wildlife show

6:30 p.m. Mule kicker cloggers

7 p.m. Pedal pull

7 p.m. Flat track motorcycle racing

8 p.m. Talent show junior division

8 p.m. Woody’s Menagerie

 

A baby zebra grazes next to a pygmy donkey at the Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
The Expo Wheel ride sits half-assembled at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Lowery Carnival Company employees worked throughout the day to ensure that the rides for the county fair were completed before its official opening at 4 p.m. on Monday.
Lowery Carnival Company employee Michael Washington helps to assemble the Expo Wheel ride at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Washington is a South African citizen who is spending his summer working for the amusement company, traveling from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Lowery Carnival Company employee Michael Washington executes a quick pull-up as he helps to assemble the Expo Wheel ride at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Washington is a South African citizen who is spending his summer working for the amusement company, traveling from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana.

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