Jefferson City Jaycee Fair Kicks Off Monday

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JEFFERSON CITY - The 61st annual Jefferson City Jaycees Fair started Monday night. The fair runs until Saturday night and features concerts, rides, livestock shows, and a nightly event at the arena. Monday's arena event was Motocross, but Tuesday's is a combine demolition derby. Tickets are $5 for Monday night and $10 for each night after that. Gates open at 5 p.m. every night.  For those wanting to ride the rides, a $12 armband will get you unlimited rides nightly. The fair costs around $300,000 to put on, but the fair chairman Joe Heard said he is anticipating a good crowd.

"We expect about 60,000 people to come through the doors this week," Heard said. "We don't make much of a profit on this, but we should be close to breaking even this year."

Heard said he thinks the biggest attraction this year will be the concerts. With headliners Craig Campbell playing Tuesday night and Uncle Kracker playing Friday night, Heard thinks the music is one of the best parts about the fair.  For a full schedule of the fair click here.