The Sedalia VFW helped start the Missouri State Fair Opening Day Parade on Thursday.
Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol made their way down the route in a restored classic patrol car during the Missouri State Fair Parade on Thursday.
Members of the Smith-Cotton High School Marching Band run through their rendition of “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters during the parade.
Members of the Smith-Cotton JROTC had the honor of carrying the colors during Thursday’s parade.
Barbara Hayden, with Sedalia’s Trail’s End Committee, points to the crowd from atop a covered wagon.
Smokey the Bear made an appearance in the Missouri State Fair Opening Day Parade in the Fair Fire Department’s restored fire engine. Smokey will be celebrating his 70th birthday Saturday.
A clown driver with the Boonslick Shriners Club in Boonville fills the route with bubbles as he passes the judges review stand on Thursday.
2013 Missouri State Fair Queen Ashley Bauer waves to the crowd as she makes her way through the parade Thursday. Bauer’s reign ended Friday when she crowned Hannah Keene as the 2014 queen.
State Fair Boulevard was filled with go-karts driven by Shriners from all over the state during the opening day parade Thursday.
To go along with the Missouri State Fair’s focus on agriculture, several tractors, both new and old, made their way down State Fair Boulevard during the opening day parade.
The 2014 Missouri State Fair Opening Day Parade was closed by several horses and their riders.