Even if we see a normal attendance figure over the course of the 155th annual SEMO District Fair, expect to see about 100-thousand people crowd the city for the event over the next eight days. Cape will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Fair from the 8th through the 15th at Arena Park. The antique tractor pull slated for the 8th has been postponed due to weather to the 15th at 8:30 AM. But plenty of other attractions like Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt, a demo derby, livestock competitions, and the pageant mean big crowds. Cape Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Chuck Martin tells KZIM KSIM having 100-thousand entertainment-seekers in the city for a week’s time is a big deal! Martin says they know the economic impact is huge with receipts jumping at gas stations, restaurants, and retail outlets for the week. Gate admission is 4-dollars for adults and free for those 11 and under. The SEMO Fair parade starts at 5:30 PM Monday at Capaha Park to Arena Park. You can visit semofair-dot-com for a complete schedule of events.
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