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Issue 1, Volume 2 Exciting news and upcoming events!

American Family Rodeo Upcoming Events • October 4-6 American Family Rodeo Finals • October 7 High Country Cowboy Church • October 12-13 Missouri Paint Horse Club Horse Show • October 14 High Country Cowboy Church • October 17-19 Boone County Society Horse Show • October 21 High Country Cowboy Church • October 25-27 Missouri Central 4-D Barrel Race • October 28 High Country Cowboy Church • October 31 Columbia Parks & Recreation and KPLA’s Halloween “Spook-Tacular”

“The American Family Rodeo Association was formed to keep the Family involved in America’s original sport, Rodeo. This is were responsibility, sportsmanship, respect, skill, and most importantly, friendships are made. AFRA offers events for all ages, from out 6 & under Mutton Busters to the seven original adult rodeo events. Our unique organization keeps the family competing together and staying together.”

Missouri Paint Horse Club Horse Show The Missouri Paint Horse Club holds four horse shows every year at the CMEC. This will be their last horse show for 2013. Events include halter, western pleasure, hunter pleasure, horsemanship, barrel racing, trail and more! This is event is free and open to spectators. Show times are 8 a both Saturday and Sunday morning.

$8 adults, $5 children, 6 & under Free...weekend pass $20 adults, $12 children

Boone County Horse Show Formerly the Boone County Fair Society Horse Show, it is in it’s second year of being held in October. By moving this show to October, the entries tripled! This show features American Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabians, and Hackney Ponies. Trainers and exhibitors from around the Midwest come to compete in the heart of Boone County. There is no admission charge for spectators, so bring the family out and enjoy!

Show times: Thursday 10 am and 7 pm Friday 10 am and 7 pm Saturday 10 am and 7 pm

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Missouri Central 4-D Barrel Race We welcome the Missouri Central 4-D Barrel Race to Columbia for the first time! If you’re a barrel racing fan or have never seen barrel racing before, it’s a great time to come and see this exciting, timed event!

Interesting Fact


Did you know that CMEC is

Another first for the CMEC!

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“New place, new name, same

weekends out

great Halloween event! Formerly known as Tiger Night of Fun, this event is a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating! Come out for an evening filled with activities, games and treats for kids 12 and under.

of the year? Some weekends have more than one event!

Please visit our website,, for updates and new events! Central Missouri Events Center 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road Columbia, MO 65202 573-474-9435 office 573-474-8224 fax

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