Missouri State Fair’s opening weekend highlights


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The opening weekend of the 113th Missouri State Fair is full of exciting activities and world-class entertainment. Concert highlights will include Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla, and Justin Moore with Easton Corbin performing in the Pepsi Grandstand, and the MRCA Show-Me State Stampede and Rodeo in the State Fair Arena.

Def Leppard will perform with Styx and Tesla at 7 p.m., today. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased at the Fair’s Box Office open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Justin Moore and Easton Corbin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets to this show start at $20.

The State Fair Arena will host the MRCA Show-Me State Stampede and Rodeo starting at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets to today’s rodeo are $8 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12. Tickets for Saturday’s rodeo are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6-12. All rodeos are free for children ages 5 and under.

New this year to the State Fair Arena, the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Missouri All District Race will take place Sunday. This free event will begin at 11 a.m.

The Show-Me Robotics Competition will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. Robot leagues are planning rumbles for FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® Tech Challenge, FIRST® Robotics Competition and VEX teams. Missouri 4-H and other groups will also offer robot challenges, contests and demonstrations. The event is free to the public.

Finishing out opening weekend in the Pepsi Grandstand will be the Missouri Association Championship Truck and Tractor Pull Qualifying rounds. Pull times will be 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the 10 a.m. pull are $12 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12, and tickets for the 7 p.m. pull are $15 for adults and $6 for ages 6-12. An all-day pass is offered at $20 for adults and $9 for ages 6-12. Both pulls are free for children ages 5 and under.

The 2015 Missouri State Fair, themed “Show Offs Welcome,” is underway through Aug. 23 in Sedalia. For more information about competitions and other events, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

Release courtesy of Missouri State Fair

Sedalia Democrat

Release courtesy of Missouri State Fair

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