In the midst of an economic recession that has hurt investors, everyday people and the U.S. economy, the Missouri State Fair offered a respite for residents from the problems of everyday life, according to the Kansas City Star.
Trams that pulled green John Deere tractors welcomed guests to the fair, as the area celebrated its rich history in the world of agriculture and farming, reported the news source.
Along with the assortment of tractors and farm equipment that visitors could view and interact with, the fair provided a variety of rides, food and family fun for Missouri residents in the town of Sedalia. Free petting zoos, pig races and exotic animal farms provide families with a chance to introduce their children to many types of wildlife, the Star reported.
The eleven day fair allowed guests to view the John Deere products in an exhibit that featured a variety of different models, reported the news source.
Along with the variety of agricultural events that were held at the fair, guests were treated to a performance by the Doobie Brothers and several local bands, according to the Fair website.