The Mokane Fair got it charter in 1950, when the first fair was held on the main
street of Mokane, Missouri. The then newspaper the Fulton Daily Sun-Gazette,
stated the three day event attracted some of the largest crowds ever seen in the
South Callaway river community.
The Second Fair was held over the Labor Day weekend of 1951, with
Baseball.....Dancing.....Barbecue.....Old Fashioned Fiddling Contest and many other
attractions. The entire program was held on Main Street, except for a baseball
Highlights of the program Sunday afternoon, was the Old Fiddlers Contest, a
barbershop quartet singing by the members of the local SPEBSQ-SA chapter.
Rides and concessions, barbecues and dancing nightly rounded out the program.
In charge of arrangements are H.F. Buechner, president of the Lions Club at that
time and C.W. Hafner, secretary-treasurer.
Others assisting are Russell Laube, Richard Hodges, L.C. Boone, Robert
Williamson, Jack Jones, J.C. Powell, C.B. Brown, J.J. Elley, Paul Mealy, J.F. Uhlig,
John Ulig, John V. Taylor, J.W. Montgomery, Ralph Montgomery, Guy Bezler and
This is an old jail house that sits in the
Mokane Lions Park
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