With it being the only Tuesday of the Missouri State Fair, it's not only something spectacular with the celebration of Farm Families on Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day but also Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday.

According to a press release from the marketing department of the Missouri State Fair, 115 farm families, nominated by the University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Farm Bureau, are on grounds today representing all 114 Missouri counties plus St. Louis City.

Farm Family Day offers gate admission, carnival, and truck and tractor pull discounts for fairgoers. Coupons are available for the public at all Missouri county Farm Bureau offices. These coupons are good for $1 off adult gate admission, $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, and $5 off adult and $3 off youth Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull tickets, today only.

Also included this year at the state fair is a new promotion with the Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday. With a minimum donation of 2 cans of food you can receive $2 admission.

$2 Tuesday also offers $2 carnival rides, for most rides, all day, and special $2 deals from select concessions and vendors, all day.

For country music fans the Roots & Boots Tour takes place at the Pepsi Grandstand. Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye will go onstage for a night of hits. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Missouri State Fair ticket office.

Gabriele Maltinti