2012 Fair HQ

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Missouri State Fair Competition Results

Pictured above, Jenny (left) and Aaron Goucher with Aaron's Grand Champion Corriedale Ewe.  Photos courtesy Missouri State Fair.

QNHN would like to congratulate the following area youth for their amazing accomplishments at the Missouri State Fair Livestock Competitions.

Gov. Nixon deliveries inspiring speech at Missouri State Fair Military Appreciation Day

Photos and story by Kyle Quick

Sedalia, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon made his second appearance at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday for Military Appreciation Day, A “Show Me” Salute to Veterans.

Seven-year-old wins giant pumpkin contest at State Fair

Ahna hugs her 169-pound winning pumpkin in the giant pumpkin contest.

Sedalia, Mo. – The Missouri State Fair has over 30,000 different agriculture exhibits from your traditional livestock shows to a large variety of other agriculture related competitions such as the giant pumpkin contest.

Seven-year-old Ahna Sinclair grew the winning pumpkin that weighed in at 169 pounds.

Leslie woman receives 1st Runner Up and awards at Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant

Trina Stumpe, the 19 year old daughter of Kevin and Barb Stumpe of Leslie represented the Meramec Community Fair at the Miss Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant today. 

Washington Town and Country Tractor Pull starts new tradition - The Tractor Shootout

Lester Holdmeyer (left) presents a check to the winner of the first ever "Tractor Shootout" Brandon Hart 

Story you will only read on QNHN.
Washington, Mo.
– The Washington Town and Country Pro-Stock Tractor Pull is one of the premiers in the state, attracting pullers from all corners of Missouri and neighboring states.

State fair opens in Sedalia

Missouri News Horizon
— Joined by Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri gathered in Sedalia on Thursday to open the 110th Missouri State Fair.

Nixon said this year, during one of the worst droughts in decades, the fair is an important way to showcase the “perseverance” of the state’s agriculture community.

Two local ladies to compete for title of Miss Missouri State Fair

Pictured left is Aholt, right is Stumpe. 

Cassandra Jo Aholt, Union, and Trina Stumpe, Leslie have travelled to Sedalia to compete in the Miss Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant today and tomorrow.

Celebrate milestone years with MDC at Missouri State Fair

Rebecca Maples, JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- It will be a year of anniversaries at the 2012 Missouri State Fair.

Our favorite moments of the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair - All photos

This little guy was determined to stay cool during the warm afternoon temperatures.

Washington, Mo. – The Washington Town and Country Fair is so large it makes it impossible for us to cover every event going on. However, we would like to share some of our favorite moments.

Exclusive backstage interview with Jake Owen

Hours before Jake Owen was set to perform he was on stage doing sound checks but also signed several autographs and interacted with fans.

Washington, Mo. – Jake Owen was the first to perform on Washington’s newly built Pepsi Main Stage.  Owen shocked fair officials who said, “This is the largest crowd we have ever had for a Thurs. night performance and what a show it was.”

Before taking the stage Jake Owen gave QNHN an exclusive backstage interview.

Jessica Siedhoff and Ellie Scheer win Grand Champion at Washington Fair

Pictured is Jessica Siedhoff with her Grand Champion steer.
Photo by Kyle Quick

Washington, Mo. – The New Haven 4-H Club proved they have the cream of the crop when it comes to raising steers and dairy cattle.  Jessica Siedhoff’s steer and Ellie Scheer’s dairy cow, “Rosita”, both received Grand Champion at the Washington Town and Country Fair this week.

Washington Town and Country Fair to open at noon

The fairgrounds in Washington will open at noon today, Sun., Aug. 5. for the final day of the Washington Town and Country Fair.  The delayed opening is due to last night's storms and clean up efforts.

Fair officials are asking fairgoers to use their shuttle service as parking lots are now muddy.  See below for the shuttle service locations and schedule.

The Jarrod Niemann concert will be held this evening as planned.

NEWS BRIEF: Severe storms rip through Washington Missouri forcing fair officials to evacuate fair grounds

Washington, Mo. – Saturday night a strong batch of thunderstorms ripped through the Washington Fair grounds causing fair officials to evacuate and close the fair grounds.

Live candid interview with Washington Fair Chairman Dale Westhoff

Washington, Mo. – Earlier this morning in a live candid interview with Dale Westhoff, Chairman of the 2012 Town and County Fair Board,  talked about Jake Owen’s incredible concert on Thurs. and about tonight’s much anticipated performance on the Pepsi Main Stage as REO Speedwagon returns to Washington.

Make sure to watch our live interview with Westhoff.

New Haven's A-Kay Meyer crowned 2012 Franklin County Beef Queen

Pictured A-Kay Meyer from New Haven, Mo. after being crowned the 2012  Franklin County Beef Queen.

Washington, Mo. – Thursday evening A-Kay Meyer, daughter of Terry and Trina Meyer was crowned the 2012 Franklin County Beef Queen prior to the Washington Town and Country Market Steer Judging.

Catfight breaks out during Gretchen Wilson concert

Washington, Mo. – During Fri. night’s concert a fight broke out between two ladies in the middle of the crowd.  Police officers quickly made their way through the crowd, preventing the incident from escalating any further.

Exclusive footage of the raising of the American Flag

Washington, Mo. – Earlier this afternoon the American Flag was raised high above the fair grounds with a cross on top.

It was a beautiful sight watching fair officials attaching the flag, making sure it never touched the ground.

Can Gretchen Wilson top Jake Owen's performance?

Washington, Mo. – The 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair’s theme, Making Memories, could not be a more fitting theme after Jake Owen’s mind-blowing performance on the newly built Pepsi Main Stage.

Jake Owen performed in front of one of the largest crowds ever seen on a Thursday night.

2012 Washington Town and Country Fair Queen is Kasey Wood

Pictured is the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair Queen, Kasey Wood.

Just minutes ago, Kasey Wood was crowned the 62nd Washington Town and Country Fair Queen. 

2012 Washington Town and Country Fair Queen Contest

Photo by Kyle Quick

The contestants are currently backstage getting ready for the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair Queen Contest.  QNHN is on the scene and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available. 

Good luck to all of the contestants this evening from Quick News.

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