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Missouri State Fair 2013 Day 1

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Bronkar, a beatboxer, performs at the Mo. State Fair in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Missouri tent.

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Bronkar has been performing for about 12 years now.

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His favorite thing about performing at the State Fair is the atmosphere. He loves connecting with the audience (encouraging them to try beatboxing along with him), making them smile, laugh, etc.

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Located to the left of the carnival section, people can check out various farming machinery spread out across the grounds.

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Located to the left of the carnival section, people can check out various farming machinery spread out across the grounds.

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Some of the machinery is massive.

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Children sit on five-gallon buckets as they enjoy this show with a quirky performer (he left before I could get to him for a name) at the Missouri State Fair Kids Stage.

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Meet Phoenix, a 24 year old American Bald Eagle. Sue Schuble of the Dickerson Park Zoo is the eagle’s handler.

 

 

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Phoenix was a part of Restoration Missouri, and was released into the wild in 1989.

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Three days later conservationists recaptured her. She was near death having lost her instinct to survive due to being in captivity before.

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Phoenix was taken to Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield Missouri where she was nursed back to health and now resides there.

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This is Andy, one of two Brown Bears that can be seen at the State Fair.

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Brown Bears Andy (front left) and Carol (back right) enjoy a little bit of playtime between shows. Fair guests are encouraged to come watch the bears play while they are not performing as well as see their shows. Andy and Carol reside at the Bearadise Ranch in Florida.

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Andy is cooling off in the pool between shows.

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The carnival at the Missouri State Fair isn’t very full around mid-afternoon.

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But by the evening the carnival is packed with thousands of people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Days…Streets Alive!

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By late evening, the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit are filled with thousands of guests illuminated by the glow of the festival lights

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This fun and interesting sign gives the festival’s guests an idea of what kinds of food can be found there

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Guests try their luck at winning a variety of plush toys at the balloon popping booth, one of the many games found on the midway

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Parents and children ride the classic family-friendly merry-go-round together in the carnival area.