If you are having a hard time trying to figure out what to do for entertainment, visit the Midland Empire Ag and Rural Lifestyle Show, at the St. Joseph Civic Arena, 100 N Fourth St., St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free for the whole family and no masks are required.

“I love producing this show,” Cindy Cornelius, event director at Cindy Barnes Productions said. “I appreciate all the vendors who are returning and the newer exhibitors also. To put on a show during this time is wonderful. It gives families a chance to get out of the house and be able to walk around seeing all the exhibitors.”

Cornelius said they will for sure be showing off plenty of popular farming equipment for the event as well.

“Like previous years, we will showcase farm equipment, front end loaders, wagons, feeders, livestock and much more,” Cornelius said.

Cornelius gave some insight on other attractions that will be available for those in attendance.

“We have enlarged the petting zoo. We feel that this is a family event and the animals are always a draw for the children,” Cornelius said. “We have new vendors from the portable storage buildings. We are just excited to be able to have the event. With all that is going on this event allows you to walk around, talk to the vendors, see neighbors and enjoy yourself.”

“A new addition this year will be K2Q radio sponsoring Chip Flory of Agra-Talk and Agra-Talk After the Bell.” Cornelius said. “Of course this is free also.”

A quick reminder that the Western Farm Show will be held in Kansas City at the Hale Arena, Feb. 25 through 27.