August 10 – 20, 2017 isn’t that far away.
The Missouri State Fair Committee has been busy making preparations since the close of the 2016 fair. Dean Sanders is the MSBA’s Missouri State Fair Chairman. He is setting
dates for local clubs to work the fair booth, plus individuals are always welcome to work. It is a great way to meet with Missourians, both beekeepers and bee friendly folks.
To schedule your time to work the fair booth please contact Dean Sanders at (816) 456- 4683. Help is needed with the cash drawer, educating people about honey bees,
assistance with the observation hive, restocking, and visiting with the fair visitors. It is a lot of work, but certainly a lot of fun. Please consider entering the apiculture
contest. This year, like last year, entries will need to be entered into competition on Monday before the fair begins. Entries must arrive no later than 5:00 PM on Monday August 7, 2017. Judging is arranged by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and will be on
Tuesday, August 8th. There are individual and group competitions. The competition entries are so beautiful it is
worth the trip to Sedalia to see them for yourself. Competition entries will be on display until the end of the fair and must be picked up after 6 PM on August 20, 2017.
Call Dean Sanders to set up your time at the MSBA fair booth. Dean and the Fair Committee look forward to seeing you each year. Thanks for your competition entries
and assistance with the booth! We will see you in August.