PHOTO GALLERY: Opening night at the Boone County Fair brings on the fun

Saturday, July 23, 2011 | 9:25 p.m. CDT; updated 10:23 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 23, 2011
Benny, a 2-year-old Japanese snow macaque, gnaws on a grape given to him by handler Greg Woody during an exotic animal exhibition at the Boone County Fair on Saturday.

COLUMBIA — Exotic animals and games of chance traditionally are featured at county fairs, and it was no different Saturday as the Boone County Fair opened.

Chi Jackson Jr., 4, and Chi Jackson Sr. of Columbia ponder participating in a dart-throwing game at the Boone County Fair's carnival, which opened Saturday evening.

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