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photo courtesy Joe Davis

pretty happy to hand the city a good-sized check in 2018
to help offset power costs.
The brothers have hired Missouri-based Evans United
Shows from Plattsburg as their carnival ride vendor. They
set up more than 20 rides for fairgoers to enjoy. Armbands
can be purchased so thrill seekers can ride to their heart's
content long into the night.
The fair is such a vital part of the community that
schools close Thursday and Friday of fair week.
"We're glad of having a reputation as one of the best little fairs in a four-state area," Edwin says. "When you see
generations of families come back every summer to make
new memories, all the planning and effort is worth it."
Terry nods in agreement with his brother.
"It's a work of heart for us," Terry says. "Everyone helps
plan all year and some of it is a lot of work. When you see
families return year after year, it's all worth it. The smiles
we see are priceless."
"It's
It's also an honor to continue the legacy our father
started decades long ago," Edwin adds, "But that legacy is
only as good as the community working with us. And we've
got a good one."

This year the Lamar Free Fair is scheduled for Aug. 8
through Sept. 6, with carnival rides on Aug. 26 through 29.
For more information about the Lamar Free Fair, contact
Terry Moore at 417-682-2446, the Barton County Chamber
of Commerce at 417-682-3595 or follow Lamar Free Fair on
Facebook for the entire fair schedule and updates.
Armbands for rides are $15, if purchased in advance
locally, or $18 at the carnival.
Top left: A fair isn't a fair without some decadent treats. Order
funnel cakes topped with a variety of fruit toppings - or you can pass
them by for an order of mini donuts or deep-fried Oreos. Bottom
left: A young midway fan tosses baseballs hoping to win the stuffed
animal of her choice during an evening at Lamar's fair. Center: A
drone shot by local Joe Davis shows Lamar's square filled with family
fun. Top right: Fair goers enjoying the breeze offered by the Yoyo,
one of more than 20 carnival rides available at the local fair. Above:
Terry Moore, left, and his brother, Edwin, are co-managers of Lamar's
Free Fair. They picked up the mantle when their father, Marian "Bud"
Moore, passed away suddenly in 1968. The Moore family has helped
with the fair for nearly 80 years.
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