Photo Gallery: Hog show, race at Missouri State Fair

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Photos by KURT RODEWALD, Digitalburg

(SEDALIA, Mo.)—Saturday was day three of the Missouri State Fair and included events such as the Sweeney Family Band Country Comedy Review, a hog show and the Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show.
The theme of this year’s fair is “Celebrate Then and Wow.” The fair will continue through Sunday, Aug. 19.
For more information, visit www.mostatefair.com or call 1-800-422-FAIR.
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Crowds formed early Saturday as fair goers filled the grounds by noon for food and entertainment to be found throughout most of the fairgrounds. Temperatures reached upper 80s in Sedalia Saturday.

The Sweeney Family Band Country Comedy Review entertains fair goers daily with several shows a day of fast bluegrass and witty banter at Ditzfield Stage.

Officer Pace of the Missouri Highway Patrol works alongside Otto the talking car to educate families on highway safety.

The Missouri Beef House is one of the more popular restaurants at the fair with its select meals of Missouri-raised beef.

Stuart Mayo demonstrates Kitchen Craft cookware at his booth inside Mathewson Exhibition Center.

Teah Hopper with the Mo. Dept. of Agriculture leads a wine tasting in the MSF Wine Tent to educate patrons on how to properly taste wine.

Roy Neely demonstrates Quick-n-Brite all-purpose cleaner for Shelly Irlander of St. Louis inside the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

Hannah Viets of Sweet Springs walks her hog during the open crossbred barrow show in the swine pavilion.

Wyat Gibson of Ridgeway walks his hog in the open crossbred barrow show at the swine pavilion.

Cooper Nally, Bedford, Iowa, displays his award-winning crossbred barrow in the swine pavilion.

Jeffrey Bodine and Ellie Mae (Hallie Hedrick) of Nickerson, Kan., run Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show daily, several times a day. The races are one of the more popular shows at the fair and draw hundreds of spectators daily.

Cousin Billy Bob (Jude Hedrick) covers his ears as Jeffrey Bodine addresses the audience through the PA at Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show.

Pigs coming out of the gate at Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show.

Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show

Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show

Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show

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Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show

Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show

Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show

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Spectators look on as the racing pigs are treated with a pan of food at the finish line of Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show.