After being canceled due to the pandemic last year, the Boone County Fair has returned to Columbia with a number of attractions for people of all ages.
Activities range from face painting and rides to a live bear show.
Apart from the various contests people can also pet and feed kangaroos and camels at Nick's barnyard, a mobile petting zoo. "None of the animals are native to North America" Nick Wittje, the owner said.
The fair also has a walk in COVID-19 vaccination center set up to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The fair opens at 4:00pm everyday until Sunday.
Solo Hurtago aims the ball into one of the many bowls
Dale Campbell makes a balloon bear for a child
Children play Knockerball
Amaya Williams cleans the insides of the knockerball
Amelia Hesemann and Xander Moore show off their "muscles"
Monroe Mulzigan gets a butterfly face painting
Children and teenagers cheer and sing as they enjoy the Cliff Hanger ride
Terry Schrock, Megan Bowers, and Reese Ihler enjoy a conversation while eating fair food
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