July 22, 2008
With puddles all around and water dripping everywhere, the overnight thunderstorm might put a damper on today's fair activities. However, as of noon today, fair officials say the fair will go on.
A Missouri Department of Transportation crew member works to repair traffic lights at the intersection of Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Stop signs were in place and Columbia Service Aides directed traffic.
The overnight thunderstorm left puddles at the Boone County Fair. As of Tuesday afternoon, fair officials said the fair would be open Tuesday evening, though the carnival rides and car racing events have been canceled because of muddy conditions.
Cody Cook, the grandson of Missourian employee Eddie Cook, showed his goats at the Boone County Fair on Monday. This is the sign that hangs at his goat pen.
A look at Cody Cook's goats.
Another of the goats.
Cody shows a goat with Madison's help.
Showing the goat.
July 21, 2008
The Boone County Fair offers a variety of concession from cotton candy to pork burgers. Fair goers and vendors share their favorite foods and give tips on what not to miss.
Barb Bishop speaks to the crowd at the Boone County Democrats Day event at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel answers questions during Big 12 Football Media Days on Monday in Kansas City. Missouri just missed a chance at playing for the national championship after losing to Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship. But the Tigers still finished fourth in the final poll after routing Arkansas 38-7 in the Cotton Bowl to cap off a 12-2 season.
Allison Easton, 19, stores extra doll prizes at the top of her booth. Easton is a student at the University of West Florida but is originally from Alberta, Ala. She travels through summer with the carnival and her friend, Brittany Lowery, whose family owns the booth.
Cooper Martin cleans and prepares his goats for the Junior Meat and Dairy Goat Show at the Boone County Fair on Monday. Martin's family owns and operates the Red Head Acres. The meat goats seen here are enjoying a snack and drink before the competition.
Michelle Hammons of Sedalia sets up her food booth at the Boone County Fair on Monday. Hammons travels with her booth during the summer but does not follow the carnival. She will be located on the main strip for the duration of the fair.
A Sitrex hay rake sits among a cluster of equipment at the Boone County Fair.
Samantha Doubell fills up the machine gun game at the Boone County Fair on Monday. Doubell travels with the "Machine Gun" booth but is originally from South Africa. "I like to travel all the time," Doubell said of her trip to Columbia. "I don't want to be stuck in one place."