Behind The Scenes

Did You Know?

August 18, 2016

The Missouri State Fair Offers an extensive number of amenities for fairgoers to enjoy during the Fair! FREE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SERVICE I-Land, the Official Wi-Fi provider of the Fair, offers free high-speed internet service for fairgoers. The Cyber Café is located at the I-Land’s booth in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Make sure to take a … Continue reading “Did You Know?”

Free Entertainment

August 14, 2016

While you are at the Fair, be sure to check out some of the free, family friendly, professional performances! The free entertainment features up and coming artists, magic shows, comedians and many more. Several stages across the fairgrounds are home to these one-of-a-kind performances. Touchstone Energy Stage The Doo-Wah Riders will be performing Aug 11-15. … Continue reading “Free Entertainment”

Win Free Stuff

August 12, 2016

Everyone loves the word FREE! Don’t miss out on your chance to win FREE stuff at the Missouri State Fair! Check out the opportunities below: DAILY PRIZES & $4,500 GRAND PRIZE Take an official Missouri State Fair Survey at the booth located outside of the Varied Industries Building for a chance to win prizes, courtesy … Continue reading “Win Free Stuff”

The Missouri State Fair would like to introduce the NEW Crop Up Cam, sponsored by Callis Integrated Marketing. The Crop Up Cam will be making its way around the fairgrounds during all 11 days of the Fair at various locations. From the point-of-view of a child to being attached to a tractor, you never know … Continue reading ““See What Crops Up” with the NEW Crop Up Cam”

With only a couple days left until the Fair begins, we want to share some helpful tips with you on how to plan for your best trip to the Fair! PROMOTIONS: During the 11-day Fair, there are unique promotional highlights – Check out which day you plan on attending the Fair to see what admission … Continue reading “How to Prepare for the Fair”

Barnyard Story Time

July 25, 2016

Parents, Do your kids enjoy having stories read to them? How about show and tell? Come join us and sit in the shade at the Kids Stage to enjoy our new kids program, Barnyard Story Time. In an effort to continue to expand the Missouri State Fair mission of the Fair serving as an extension … Continue reading “Barnyard Story Time”

For 114 years, the Missouri State Fair has strived to showcase the best of the best in our great state.  From award-winning livestock, innovative exhibits, fabulous fair food, a thrilling carnival midway, top-notch entertainment and more, the Fair never seems to disappoint. Let’s take a step back in time and see where the State Fair actually started and … Continue reading “History of the Missouri State Fair”

Fairgoers! I know traveling and having fun this summer can become expensive, but the Missouri State Fair offers affordable family fun for everyone! Did you know that you can bring a cooler into the fair? – You can eat and drink at the Fair with your own cooler that can be brought from home.  **No … Continue reading “Save Money at the Fair!”

Welcome back Fairgoers! It’s officially Felfie Contest time! What better way to share your crazy, funny and cute pictures that you either already have on your phone (or know you want to take) featuring all things agriculture? Come join in the felfie fun! Maybe you’re wondering, what exactly is a felfie? fel·fie /felfē/ noun informal … Continue reading “2016 Missouri State Fair Felfie Contest”

Welcome back Fairgoers! Missouri State Fair Staff has been very busy here on the fairgrounds getting ready for that 11-day Fair rush that is coming up on us soon! Fair staff work hard to maintain the historic 396-acre grounds. We thought you might like to get a sneak peak at some of the improvements you’ll … Continue reading “New Improvements on the Fairgrounds”

Meet the Interns

June 21, 2016

Welcome back! This year at the Missouri State Fair, we have a great group of interns in the Marketing Department. After introducing myself in my last entry, I wanted to take the time to introduce my fellow partners as well. These girls have already been hard at work this summer making sure that the State … Continue reading “Meet the Interns”

Meet the Author

June 20, 2016

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Missouri State Fair’s blog “Behind the Scenes.” The purpose of this blog is to allow readers an insider’s take on the Missouri State Fair. You will actually get to go “behind the scenes” with me to explore the Fair before, during and after it happens. I hope you’re ready to … Continue reading “Meet the Author”