PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State Fair 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010 | 8:33 p.m. CDT
Buttons the clown, also known as Newt Lundquist of La Moille, Ill., hands a sticker to 5-year-old Jordyn Marcille of Kansas City during the Missouri State Fair on Sunday. Lundquist drove the miniature car around the fairgrounds.

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Soaring high above the ground 2010 Missouri State Fair attendees felt the breeze of "The Fighter." This year marks the 108th anniversary of the fair which runs until Aug. 22.
Roger Alewel, state fair director from 1989 to 1993, jokes with 2010 Missouri State Fair Queen Megan Westhoff of Memphis, Mo. as he passed her a package of beef jerky at the Alewel's Country Meats stand at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday. Westhoff was crowned the fair's queen on Friday where Miss Boone County Amy Wilsdorf was named first runner-up. Westhoff said she and Wilsdorf realized backstage that they had known each other in 4-H when they were younger.
A fairgoer made his way up a climbing wall. This year marks the 108th anniversary of the Missouri State Fair, which features performances by Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow.
Mats in hand, riders run up the staircase to slide down the Drag Race at the 2010 Missouri State Fair on Sunday. The fair opened Thursday and goes until Aug. 22.

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