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PHOTO GALLERY: Fair-well, until next year

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PHOTO GALLERY: Fair-well, until next year

The Boone County Fair came to a close Saturday night in Sturgeon. Here are some of the best moments that Missourian photographers captured this year at the fair. 

Linda Lynn laughs at a memory

Linda Lynn laughs at a memory at the tractor drive for the Boone County Fair on Saturday, July 13, in Sturgeon. Lynn used to show horses and was telling the story of one particular show when she wore a lavender-colored shirt. That day, she was kicked in the chest by a rearing colt and got so muddy that her lavender shirt was stained black.

Jerry Forsee, front, drives his tractor back into town

Jerry Forsee, front, drives his tractor back into town on Saturday, July 13, in Sturgeon. Forsee said he was looking forward to the tractor drive the most of all the events at the fair. 

Hams sit in a line for after being dropped off for judging

Hams sit in a line after being dropped off for judging Sunday, July 14, in Sturgeon. The highest-scoring ham ever for the Boone County Fair Ham Show was a 98 in the 2017 competition.

Bryan Williams inspects Adam Rhodes' sheep

Bryan Williams inspects Adam Rhoades' sheep during the sheep show on Wednesday, July 17, at the Boone County Fair. Williams looks over the structure of the sheep and judges them based on shape, size and overall look. 

Katie Meyer holds onto mini-rex, Fiesta

Katie Meyer holds onto mini-rex, Fiesta, during the Boone County Fair rabbit judging Thursday, July 18, in Sturgeon. Meyer has bred and shown rabbits all over the country for most of her life and was helping judge Haley Innes with handling the rabbits during judging.

Tahjanna Harris kisses her six-week-old daughter Za'mara during the Boone County Fair Baby Contest

Tahjanna Harris kisses her six-week-old daughter, Za’mara, during the Boone County Fair Baby Contest on Tuesday, July 16, in Sturgeon. The baby contest was broken up into three categories according to age: less than one, one-year-olds and two-year-olds.

Members of 4-H around Boone County come to the Boone County Fair

Members of 4-H around Boone County come to the Boone County Fair to show off their sheep on Wednesday, July 17, in Sturgeon. Competitors lined up to show off their sheep in the Supreme Champion Ewe section of the judging. 

Colton Isgrig gives cows some water

Colton Isgrig gives cows some water after the Master Showman competition Friday, July 19, in Sturgeon. Isgrig had just finished giving Duke, right, a bath with his owner Emily Bruns. Duke is a reserve champion steer. "We have good days and bad days," said Bruns about Duke. On hot days, Duke doesn't always cooperate and gets dragged around. "He's ready to go home," said Bruns. 

Bryon Salmon examines the awarded hams

Bryon Salmon examines the awarded hams Saturday, July 20, during the Boone County Fair. Salmon and his daughter drove from Indiana the night before to sell ham at the auction. It is his daughter’s second year selling ham.

Hunter Skouby, 10, leads his horse Bugs through the waiting tent before he competes

Hunter Skouby, 10, leads his horse Bugs through the waiting tent before he competes at the Boone County horse show on Saturday, July 13, in Sturgeon. Skouby said that his showing went "pretty good but [Bugs] stepped out of his pivot." 

A pair of drivers ready themselves to compete in the Boone County Fair demolition derby

A pair of drivers ready themselves to compete in the Boone County Fair demolition derby Friday, July 19, in Sturgeon. Seven cars participated in running into each other repeatedly in the pit of mud until one emerged the winner. 

Pam Gray holds onto her horses, Pete and Roy, while they pull weights

Pam Gray holds on to her horses, Pete and Roy, while they pull weights behind them Thursday, July 18, at the Boone County Fair in Sturgeon. Gray came from Oklahoma to compete in the pull. 

Kids wait to go down a slide called the "Wildthing"

Kids wait to go down a slide called the “Wildthing” on Tuesday, July 16, in Sturgeon. Fair attendees used potato sacks to go down the metal slide.

Cows wait in the cattle tent before auction

Cows wait in the cattle tent before auction on Friday, July 19, in Sturgeon. Along with cattle, the auction sold pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits. 

Customers line up to get some treats at a funnel cake and fresh-squeezed lemonade stand

Customers line up to get some treats at a funnel cake and fresh-squeezed lemonade stand at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday, July 16, in Sturgeon. The carnival has several rides and dozens of fair games for attendees to play.

Colt West, 10, holds his calf Speckled Nose after her final bath

Colt West, 10, holds his calf Speckled Nose after her final bath before auction on Friday, July 19, in Sturgeon. West has had Speckled Nose for 14 months and sold her for $2.50 a pound. 

Bobby Rankin and his grandson Julien Garrett, 2, play on the rodeo grounds

Bobby Rankin and grandson Julien Garrett, 2, play on the rodeo grounds at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday, July 16, in Sturgeon. The last day of the Boone County Fair was Saturday.

Supervising editor is Liv Paggiarino.

  • I am a senior studying photojournalism and a summer 2018 staff photographer.

  • Staff Photographer Summer 2019, Education Reporter Fall 2019, Photojournalism major, Reach me at seamank7@gmail.com or in the newsroom at (573) 882-1690

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