Free professional performances, included in our low-price gate admission!
TOUCHSTONE ENERGY STAGE
The Doo-Wahs are a musical group specializing in country, with a unique, original sound. They define their sound as “high energy country with a cajun twist”. Their tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic and original songs have made them favorites everywhere they go.
Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles.
Kier, Stand Up Comedy
Kier is known for his MusiComedy Impressions. You’ll come for the Rock Impressions, you’ll leave laughing your head off. Great standup and spot-on musical impressions make this show rock.
Aug 11- 15
Tim Gabrielson’s blend of comedy and magic has left audiences amazed since 1989.
Kids Celebration Family Game Show
Kids Celebration is an amazing, funtastic family experience like no other family show. This highly interactive game show is skillfully produced for children and parents to enjoy together. You’re guaranteed to laugh from the priceless antics as your children engage other kids in this incredible jam packed entertaining adventure.
Kids love to be happy and to have lots of fun – who better than Ronald McDonald himself to make that happen! Using magic, music and comedy, Ronald makes learning fun for kids of all ages!
World- class family entertainer with a life motto of “to laugh is to live!
Alex Clark, Comedic Juggler
Alex’s act is a hilarious mix of circus stunts and standup comedy.
This southern gospel quartet has dynamic vocals that are accompanied with a live band giving an outstanding performance! They love to spread good news in a powerful way.
James Wedgwood, Comic Ventriloquist
James blends amazing technical skill seamlessly with quick wit and a whole cast of wacked-out wooden friends for his ventriloquist performance.
The Sound Exchange
This a cappella group brings dazzling harmonies, great stage presence, and wise-cracking audience interaction together in a whirlwind experience that is not to be missed!
MISSOURI STATE FAIR IDOL CONTEST
Preliminary Rounds: 4 p.m., Aug 11-14
Semifinal Rounds: 4 p.m., Aug 18-20
Final Round: 2 p.m., Aug 21
GROUNDS AND STROLLING
BMX Stunt Show
Featuring the world’s most extreme bicycle stunt riders and skateboarders in a spectacular, non-stop, action-packed show!
Lets Talk Livestock
Missouri 4-H & FFA Youth exhibitors offer educational demos about raising & showing livestock
For more information please visit Ag Demos
Barnyard Story Time
Come join us at the kids stage to listen to FFA and 4-H students read you their favorite children’s book for Barnyard Story Time. You might even get the opportunity to get up close with the animal(s) from the book or take a field trip to the Children’s Barnyard! It’s a great way to learn about agriculture and enjoy a story at the same time!
For more information please visit Ag Demos
Hedrick’s Educational Petting Zoo
An interactive presentation of global animal education and agriculture that will enrich your Fair experience!
See – animals move and interact
Hear – sounds animals make
Taste – feed the animals and watch them eat
Touch – feel the animals’ coats
Hedrick’s Racing Pigs Show
A knee-slapping, smile inducing, American family tradition! Entertainment for the whole family!
The Amazing Anastasini Circus
Since 1877, Anastasinis have been delighting audiences all over the globe. Comedy, juggling, thrill acts and more – it’s a Big Top Spectacular you won’t want to miss!
Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie
Professor B. T. Farquar sets entertainment back more than a century, to the days of the old-time medicine show. Professor peddles no elixirs or patent pills, instead he dispenses copious amounts of laughter – the best medicine of all! Polecat Annie roams through the countryside, pulling an antique farm wagon full of archaic artifacts telling tales.
Get an up close look at Missouri agriculture in the Children’s Barnyard.
Animal feed provided by Kent Feed, Inc.
Family Fun Center
Hands-on interactive play for kids ages 2-10. Baby feeding and changing area available.
Aug 11-20: 9 am – 9 pm
Aug 21: 9 am – 6 pm
Keep an eye out for R.A.C.E. team as tractors, cars, motorcycles and trucks come to life!
Missouri State Fair Fire Department Demonstrations
Aug-12 – Fire Extinguisher Demo, 1:30 pm at the Firehouse
Aug-13 – Care Fire Demo, 1:30 pm at the Firehouse
Aug-14 – Fire Extinguisher Demo, 1:30 pm at the Firehouse
Aug-17 – Fire Extinguisher Demo, 1:30 pm at the Firehouse
Aug-19 – Mock Vehicle Accident/ Vehicle Extrication Demo, 1:30 pm southwest side of the Grandstand
Stop by and watch as blacksmiths create beautiful items made from iron and steel – right there in front of you! Items are available for purchase.