Tag Archives: Sedalia

Free Travel Goodies at the Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair, Sedalia

The Missouri Division of Tourism will be ready to greet you with free travel goodies at the 111th Missouri State Fair. This year, the fair is August 8-18 in Sedalia, Mo. Stop by Booth 28-29 on the south side of the Agriculture Building to pick up a hard copy of the 2013 Official Missouri Travel Guide along with a gorgeous Missouri postcard, featuring ... Read More »

Historic Homes Offer a Peek at Private Lives

Snooping around a grand old house can be a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, especially if the long-gone owners were interesting people, and all their stuff is still there. I recently had the opportunity to investigate two such residences: the castle-like home of John Homer Bothwell, just north of Sedalia; and artist Thomas Hart Benton’s home in ... Read More »

Snowy Days a Prime Time for Hiking

It’s coming. In fact, it may be here by the time you read this. Some folks treasure the start of trout season. For others, it may be baseball’s opening pitch in spring. For me, one of the grandest days of the year is when I awake to a blinding sun reflecting off the first snowfall of winter. Prime time for ... Read More »

Fun Five at the Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair officially is underway in Sedalia. For the next 11 days, people will flock to the Missouri State Fairgrounds for fun, food, carnival rides and games, food, concerts, food, livestock shows, car races, truck and tractor pulls, and, in case I didn’t mention it, food. There are countless reasons to plan your trip to the Missouri State ... Read More »

Mid-Missouri Quilt Shop Hop

When the alarm went off, I eagerly (for once) got out of bed.  I was still suffering from a horrible head cold, but that wasn’t gonna stop me.  I had to be in Jefferson City before 7 a.m. to board the bus for a trip to 11, yes count them, 11 quilt shops in one day. There were more than ... Read More »

Riding the Rails

On Saturday, I fulfilled a long-ago promised train ride to my 2-year-old daughter. We didn’t tell her what we’d be doing, but last Friday night, we started talking about her “surprise” on Saturday. We went to Jefferson City‘s Amtrak depot mid-morning to watch the trains roll by for a while. After the eastbound train left for the station, my daughter ... Read More »

So Much To Do …

Growing up, Mom always said summer was pretty much over after July 4. I hated that notion, but now understand what she’s talking about. The days of late July and August, though often punishingly hot, do move pretty fast. And while school is on the horizon, there are plenty of things to do in Missouri before the kids get back ... Read More »

Missouri State Kick-Off Party

The Missouri Division of Tourism is very excited for the 108th Missouri State Fair, which will be held Aug. 12-22 in Sedalia. On June 17, Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner and I attended the Missouri State Fair Kick-Off Party, where state fair partners, such as the Division, were honored for supporting and contributing to the fair. Click ... Read More »

Missouri State Fair

Wow, we had so much fun at the Missouri State Fair this weekend. I am bad, I must admit, I have never been there other than for work purposes, so I decided my family needed to attend. I am so glad we did. The traffic to get in wasn’t bad and the admission fee, $8 per adult, is very minor, ... Read More »