From left, Haley Kammerich, Harper Hague, and Hunter Hague talk with each other while their other kids went on a ride on Friday, at the Boone County Fairgrounds. “You just can’t get the boys off the rides,” Hague said.
LEFT: Ham show judge Andrew Clarke inserts a probe into a ham. Clarke sniffed the probe to test the aroma of each ham, and he wiped it off each time before inserting it into the next ham to ensure the accuracy of his judgment. RIGHT: Clarke judges a ham on its smoothness on Sunday. Clarke has been the main judge of the ham show for about 20 years.
Cathrine Mayhan speaks with her sister, Abigail Mayhan, before walking on stage to answer an interview question on Tuesday at Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia. Mayhan had lost to her sister the year before and said she enjoys competing with her.
The annual Boone County Fair concluded on Saturday after several days of different livestock shows, rides, games, performances, vendors and swine races. Despite the hot weather hundreds attended the fair this year. The fair offers the chance for friends and family to have fun and spend time together whether it's riding the Ferris wheel together or attending the ham breakfast.