State Fair books various performers

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:02 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Missouri State Fair in Sedalia will be brimming with all kinds of performers, rides and attractions this year.

The fair, which last year attracted almost 350,000 fairgoers, starts Thursday and ends Aug. 22.

Several big-name musical acts will be featured at the grandstand this year, including country musicians Toby Keith, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Brooks & Dunn. For rock fans, there will be ZZ Top, Switchfoot and Nickelback.

Gates open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. daily. Admission will be $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (60 and older). Children 12 or younger will get in free. Parking on the fairgrounds will be free as long as it remains available.

Two types of wristbands will be available for those who plan to hit the midway. One available at the fair will cost $18 and will allow the wearer to enjoy 15 carnival rides. The other can be purchased at participating Lowe’s stores for $20. It will allow unlimited rides, and $2 from every purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross.

The fairgrounds are located at 2503 W. 16th St. For more info, check out the Web site at

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