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Changes and Traditions at The SEMO District Fair

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For 2016 line up and information visit our page about 2016 SEMO District Fair.

This year’s SEMO District Fair will be like many before it. There will be renowned performers in the grandstands, delicious foods of several varieties, contests, livestock, and free entertainment  among other things. The fair that many have come to know and love will be met with some changes this year as well though.

The biggest change to the schedule is the fair parade. Historically on Monday, the parade will be changed to the first Saturday of the fair (September 6) and will be at 9:30 am instead of in the afternoon. The route will remain the same starting at Capaha Park and travelling down Broadway to the fairgrounds at Arena Park.

Another change to the fair will be seen at the gate on Tuesday and Thursday of the fair. Two for Tuesday will feature two for one specials on things such as admission and armbands. You can read more about that discount here. Thursday will be Heroes Day, offering free admission to military, law enforcement, and fire department personnel in uniform with appropriate ID.

The grandstand entertainment line up, complete with familiar favorites representing the genres of country and classic rock, this year will also feature Contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp. Without straying from the quality of performers that the fair has come to be known for, the addition welcomes another fan demographic. Camp, known for gold-selling studio albums, number one radio singles, and a Grammy nominated project will perform Tuesday night at the fair.

Also different for 2014 is the non-livestock entry time. Non-livestock entries for competitive exhibit will be accepted in the Arena Building on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm.

As in the past, there will be baby boy and girl contests, livestock competitions and displays, carnival rides and games, vendors and many, many more festivities. The 2014 fair promises to mix the tradition with the change and serve up another irresistible event for all generations to enjoy!

Visit the event page for all of the details here.

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