Media Credentials


The Missouri State Fair appreciates the many fine media partners that keep residents informed and help us spread news about the Fair.


Email us to request to join our statewide media list and receive Fair press releases via email.



Available in early summer – Contains details on how to obtain media credentials to cover the Fair along with other information. Email us to request a media advisory via email.


Media badges, as well as parking permits, are for use only by members of the working media who have been assigned to cover stories at the Missouri State Fair. These badges and passes will not be issued to family, friends, sales staff or employees who are not covering the Fair.


Upon arrival and departure, media must sign in and out at the Marketing and Publicity office located on the south end of the MEC Building.

The Fair Marketing and Publicity office will manage all media requests. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the Fair on the south end of the MEC Building. Prior to August 1, requests will be handled by the Marketing office located in the lower level of the Fair’s Administrative Offices west of the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

A media lounge, sponsored by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, is located in the Marketing and Publicity office in the MEC Building. Phones, workspace, supplies and a fax machine are available for use by the working media.

A broadcast booth, located in the MEC Building, is available throughout the Missouri State Fair, on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are happy to host stations from around the state broadcasting live from right here on the fairgrounds. To reserve your 2-hour slot, contact the marketing dept via email or phone 660-530-5610. A full duplex ISDN line and standard telephone line are available at no cost.

News Conferences/Interviews:

All Missouri State Fair Commissioners, including the Fair Commission Chairperson and Fair Director, will be available for interviews. The Fair’s Director of Marketing will arrange interviews at your request. The Marketing and Publicity staff will also be happy to contact winners, exhibitors and superintendents for possible interviews. News conferences are typically held daily, Monday through Friday, in the MEC Building at 10 a.m. A complete list of scheduled news conferences will be posted in the Marketing and Publicity office on the first day of the Fair.


Golf carts are sponsored by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives for the working media on a first-come, first-served basis, with an enforced two-hour limit. These carts are for use on assignment only and designated cart routes must be observed at all times.


Proof of publication for all media requesting badges or passes will be requested by the Fair Marketing and Publicity office after the Fair.