Missouri State Fair > Competition Updates
Exhibitors please note: These new items listed below do not replace exhibitor’s requirement for reading ALL of the General Rules & Regulations, Animal Health Requirements, and Department Rules & Regulations.
4-H Livestock: Ty Peckman
Queen Superintendents: Hanna Keene and Samantha Davis
NEW LIVESTOCK ENTRY DEADLINES
Livestock entry deadline is July 1, 2019
Sheep and Meat Goat Nose Prints due June 14, 2019. (June 15 is a Saturday)
NEW BEEF & DAIRY CATTLE PARKING PASS LIMITS
BLUE PARKING HANG TAGS for Beef Cattle and Dairy Cattle
- Limit of four, 6-Day Parking Passes
- Limit of two, 11-Day Parking Passesor
- Limit of one, 11-Day and two, 6-Day Parking Passes
NEW SHOWS AND CONTESTS
4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Steer Show
Thursday, August 15 – 4:00 p.m. – MFA Arena
See 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle section of the Premium Guide for a complete listing of all the rule and classes.
New Classes: Large Fowl – Black Copper Maran and Jubilee Orpington
New classes added: Wooden Picture Frame/Plaque; Decorative Metal – Wall Art Beginner and Advanced; Decorative Metal – Art Beginner and Advanced; Decorative Wood – Wall Art Beginner and Advanced; Decorative Wood – Miscellaneous Beginner and Advanced; Decorative Metal – Horseshoe Art; Decorative Wood Pallet Art
Fine Arts Department – Missouri 50 Competition
Provision for Lightweight Hanging Installation
We now have permanently installed a simple grid of steel cables above the central area of the Mo. 50 Gallery. This grid is approximately 10 feet from the floor and is intended to suspend lightweight artworks / installation type sculpture. Artists are encouraged to enter artworks or proposals for artworks utilizing this cable system.
Contact Alan Weaver, Fine Arts Superintendent, at 660-281-8535 with questions.
Friday, August 9
2:00 p.m. Bothwell Regional Health Center’s “Sugar Free Baked Cookie Contest”
Saturday, August 10
10:00 a.m. Missouri Beef Council “Sirloin” Recipe Contest
Sunday, August 11
3:00 p.m. My Favorite Baked Bar Cookie, 8 – 18 years of age
Monday, August 12
10:00 a.m. “Not Your Ordinary Cole Slaw” Contest, sponsored by Starline Brass
2:00 p.m. “Dress Your Dog” Cooking Contest
Tuesday, August 13
2:00 p.m. Chocolate Pound Cake Contest, all ages, sponsored by Starline Brass
Thursday, August 15
10:00 a.m. Missouri First Lady’s Pie Contest, sponsored by Starline Brass and Missouri Grown
- 269 Garment – knitted or crocheted. Tell fibers used, include a staple length of the unspun fiber, any special spinning techniques used on a 3×5 index card
- 270 Accessories – knitted or crocheted. Tell fibers used, include a staple length of the unspun fiber, any special spinning techniques used on a 3×5 index card
- 271 Home Decor – knitted or crocheted. Tell fibers used, include a staple length of the unspun fiber, any special spinning techniques used on a 3×5 index card
- 272 Woven Item – may use commercial warp. Tell fibers used, include a staple .length of the unspun fiber, any special spinning techniques used on a 3×5 index card
- 273 Any Other Item incorporating hand spun (must be at least 50% hand spun. Tell fibers used, include a staple length of the unspun .fiber, any special spinning techniques used on a 3×5 index card
Sponsored by Fiber Folks of Southwest Missouri.
Fiber Art Special: Selected by Judges.
Non-sanctioned tournament for pitchers to come enjoy pitching on August 10 at 6 p.m.
Must be registered by 6 p.m. on August 10. 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners receive a trophy.
The Buffalo Livestock Market will donate trophies for the Missouri State Fair Grand Champion and Reserve on-hoof and on-rail goats.
This is a terminal show. Goats will be evaluated by the carcass judge using a weighted formula based on live placing, % dress, yield, and leg cut out. The judge’s decision is final.
- Large Fowl – Continental – Barnevelder
- Bantam Chickens – Modern Game – Silver Blue Modern Game
- Belgian Hare – Rufus and Tan
- Britannia Petite – Siamese Sable
- Himalayan – Lilac
NEW RULES FOR SHOWS AND CONTESTS
4-H/FFA Beef Cattle Regulations – Breeding Beef Cattle
No animal, or altering the color or structure of the hair in any way except for trimming or blocking. Every exhibitor agrees to submit the entry for any inspection deemed appropriate by the veterinarian, or Missouri State Fair officials. In the event any such animal is declared to be artificially altered in conformation and structure, the Missouri State Fair Commission may permanently bar such animal and the exhibitor from further competition in the Missouri State Fair, and require the immediate return to the Missouri State Fair of all premiums, monies, trophies, and ribbons awarded to the disqualified animal(s).
10 a.m. Monday, August 12th – Swine Pavilion South Ring
All Commercial Does must be permanently identified with a USDA Scrapie Tag in their ear for exhibition. Exhibitors need to include Scrapie Identification Numbers on Entry Forms.
Numerous Changes to Classes and Rules
See 4-H/FFA Dog Show section of the Premium Guide for a complete listing of all the rule and class changes.
The age brackets will be as follows (age as of January 1 of the current year): 4-H – 8-10 Junior; 11-13 Intermediate; 14-18 Senior. FFA will be 16 and under and 17 and over. First place winners in each category are not eligible to participate in the same age division the next year. Division winners must advance to the next age division the following year. The contest will be open for anyone who has a market, breeding, or commercial goat entry at the 2019 Missouri State Fair within their age bracket. Exhibitors must provide and use their own animal. First place in each showmanship class will receive a plaque. Age bracket sign up registration sheets will be available the afternoon before the show at the announcers’ stand.
4-H and FFA exhibitors must check-in with Rabbit Superintendent by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 for the 4-H/FFA Show only.
All meat pens must be in place in the rabbit barn and cooped on Wednesday, August 14, by 10:00 a.m. The meat pens will be cooped together. Once meat pens are cooped, meat pens will be sealed. Coops will be opened by Open Show Superintendent or person delegated by the Superintendent.
All Dairy Cattle must be in place by 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 14.
Home Economics – Foods
Contestants must check-in 30 minutes before the contest start time and be set-up.
A Supreme Champion 4-H Ram and 4-H Ewe and A Supreme Champion FFA Ram and FFA Ewe will be selected. Cash Awards and The Missouri Junior Sheep Breeders Association will sponsor banners.
Substitution will be allowed as follows: for barrows, a barrow for a barrow, first session of showing. Second session of showing, an animal for an animal within the Berkshire, Chester White, Hereford, Poland, Spots & Other Purebreds breeds. Third session of showing, an animal for an animal within the Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, & Crossbred breeds.
Swine – Growth and Quality Barrow Classic
All barrows weighing less than 230 pounds or more than 300 pounds will be eligible to compete, but may be discounted by the carcass judge and processor.
Truck & Tractor Pull – Missouri State Fair Championship
- 9500 Pro Field Tractors may hook 9500 Pro Field on Sunday, then 8500 Sunday night or if you fit PPL rules, you may hook 9500 Pro Farm on Monday.
- Pulling vehicle may hook TWICE on Sunday or ONE time for Sunday class and ONE time for Monday class.
- 6500 Light Pros, 8500 Light Pro Stock, 3.0 Diesel 4X4, & 4.1’s can hook Sunday and Monday if they fit in PPL rules.