Tuesday morning Kenny Ahern, right, hams it up with Asher Roberts, of Grain Valley, in his show “to laugh is to live” at the Missouri State Fair Kids’ Stage. Ahern, big on audience participation, pantomimed for the children and even had them spinning plates on long sticks. “I hope when you are feeling down and blue, you’ll remember this show,” Ahern told the audience.
The 2016 Missouri State Fair Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, owned by Tyler Jenkins, peers from its enclosure Sunday in the Sheep Pavilion. Jenkins is a Saline County Junior Leaders 4-H Club member. His market crossbred lamb weighs in at 141 pounds.
Taking time for a selfie, Larry James and Renee Bauer, of St. Louis, take a break in front of the Missouri State Fair Horticultural Building Tuesday morning. The couple had spent Monday and Tuesday enjoying the fair. “It’s my first trip,” Bauer said. “It’s been so much fun, it was all I wanted and more.” James added that this was his first time to visit in 15 years.
Jeanette Goehring, of Douds, Iowa, hangs ribbons awarded for her pigs in the Swine Pavilion at the Missouri State Fair on Tuesday. Goehring owns Pinks Genetics with her husband Mike and son Cody Goehring and partners Brian and Brock Caves. Goehring received second and third place ribbons in the Class Five Open Show on Tuesday.
Two small children enjoy a drink early Tuesday morning as they ride the back of a golf cart on the south side of the Missouri State Fair Coliseum.
On Sunday, Military Appreciation Day at the Missouri State Fair, Silver, a small poodle, who is also a PTS service dog, sits pretty in her carriage. Silver was wheeled in style around the fairgrounds by her owner U.S. Navy Seabee veteran Ken Keotzle, of Hartsville. “She keeps me calm,” he said.
Rebecca Limback, a volunteer at the Missouri State Fair Fine Arts Building, plays a native flute upstairs Monday. Limback, of Warrensbug, owns three native flutes. She said she took a class at Powell Gardens, near Kingsville, to learn how to play the soothing, smooth-sounding instrument. “This is my little guy,” she said. “The others are too big to carry around the fairgrounds.”