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Established in 1899, the Missouri State Fairgrounds is one of the oldest fairgrounds in the nation and serves as a premier agriculture showcase for the Midwest.  The Fairgrounds is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with 47 buildings, 5 contributing sites, 7 contributing structures and 7 contributing objects. The grounds feature examples of Art Deco, Mission Revival and Romanesque Revival architecture which serve as exposition halls and livestock barns, among others.

The Fairgrounds, which cover 396 acres in Sedalia, Missouri, is open year-round, providing facilities for horse and livestock shows, art and craft festivals, camping, rallies and other events. During the annual Fair each August, approximately 350,000 visitors enjoy agriculture, educational and recreational activities, a carnival midway and musical entertainment.  To learn more about renting the Fairgrounds for an event, visit the Year Round Facility & Events website.