Free Entertainment

Free professional performances, included in our low-price gate admission!

TOUCHSTONE ENERGY STAGE

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Doo-Wah Riders

Doo Wah Riders

Aug 11-15

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”

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Aug 16-20

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, Stand Up Comedy

Aug 16-20

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.

Tim Gabrielson

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Aug 11- 15

Tim Gabrielson’s blend of comedy and magic has left audiences amazed since 1989.

 

KIDS STAGE

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Kids Celebration Family Game Show

Kids Celebration Family Game Show

Aug 11-21

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.

 

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald

Aug 11-14

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!

 

Kenny Ahern

Kenny Ahern

Aug 16-21

World- class family entertainer with a life motto of “to laugh is to live!

 

DITZFELD STAGE

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Alex Clark, Comedic Juggler

Alex Clark

Aug 16-21

Alex’s act is a hilarious mix of circus stunts and standup comedy.

 

Crimson Gold

Crimson Gold

Aug 18-21

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 Wedgwood

Aug 11-15

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

The Sound Exchange

Aug 11-16

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!

 

BUDWEISER STAGE
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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

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GROUNDS AND STROLLING

BMX Stunt Show

BMX Stunt Show

Aug 11-21

Featuring the world’s most extreme bicycle stunt riders and skateboarders in a spectacular, non-stop, action-packed show!

 

Lets Talk Livestock

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Aug 11-21

Missouri 4-H & FFA Youth exhibitors offer educational demos about raising & showing livestock

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For more information please visit Ag Demos

 

Barnyard Story Time

Aug 11-21

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

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Hedrick’s Educational Petting Zoo

Aug 11-21

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

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Hedrick’s Racing Pigs Show

Aug 11-21

A knee-slapping, smile inducing, American family tradition! Entertainment for the whole family!

 

The Amazing Anastasini Circus

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The Amazing Anastasini Circus

Aug 11-21

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 Farquar and Polecat Annie

Aug 11-21

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.

 

Children’s Barnyard

Children’s Barnyard

Aug 11-21

Get an up close look at Missouri agriculture in the Children’s Barnyard.
Animal feed provided by Kent Feed, Inc.

 

Family Fun Center

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Family Fun Center

Aug 11-21

Hands-on interactive play for kids ages 2-10. Baby feeding and changing area available.
Hours:
Aug 11-20: 9 am – 9 pm
Aug 21: 9 am – 6 pm

 

RobotCars

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Aug 11-21

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

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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

Blacksmith Demonstrations

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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.