Missouri State fair goers will see some massive improvements this year.
Missourinet reports construction crews have been busy at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia for the past year, with eight-million dollars in facility upgrades. Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) director Chris Chinn tells Missourinet the new sheep pavilion is a huge upgrade:
"It was something that was kind of an eyesore for the Missouri State Fair, and now that is one of the nicest facilities on the state fair (property). It's got a bathroom on-site, it's been really great for those families who are showing in the sheep pavilion"
Chinn says there's also been major electrical work in the swine barn:
"We had a lot of lighting issues and we repaired some of the electrical problems as well as a gutter system on the west annex of that building"
Director Chinn says there are also 137 new campsites, that have power and sanitary hookups.
The 119th Missouri State Fair will take place from August 12-22 in Sedalia. This year's fair theme is "Our Missouri Celebration," referring to the state Bicentennial.