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Farm Toy Show Draws Collectors, Young and Old Alike

State Fair exhibit set for Aug. 13-15 in Sedalia.

July 28, 2009

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The Missouri State Fair, Aug. 13 to 23 in Sedalia, is a showcase of opportunities for visitors to view a wide variety of unique displays including the annual Farm Toy Show, a definite attraction for toy collectors and hobbyists.

The show, held Aug. 13-15 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall on the west side of the fairgrounds, will offer a variety of both old and new farm toys that can be traded or purchased. The miniature toys and memorabilia typically range in scale from 1/64-inch up to 1/8-inch while still maintaining intricate details.

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says they are fortunate to have a supervisor of this exhibit that is so knowledgeable on the subject. Not only is he a collector, but he is also a vendor and a skilled manufacturer. Wayne Crook of Marshall, the Farm Toy Show superintendent, has been in the business of collecting, building and showing farm toys for more than 25 years.

"Many people enjoy just looking," says Crook, "and on many occasions reminiscing about toys, friends, relatives, and various experiences associated with their youth and toys of all kinds."


More information on daily activities including ticketed events and admission specials is available at www.mostatefair.com

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