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Missouri Agriculture Raises more than $145,000 for Childhood Hunger JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Food insecurity affects one in five Missouri children. According to Feeding Missouri, this number increases to one in three kids in rural parts of the state. Missouri agriculture made it a mission this summer to combat these statistics through the Missouri Farmers Care … Continue reading “Missouri Farmers Care Fight for Hungry Kids and Missouri Agriculture”

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Due to the last updated weather report from the National Weather Service, the Sunday, Aug 19 Auto Races have been cancelled. MISSOURI STATE FAIR EVENT CANCELLATION PROCEDURE No on-the-spot refunds will be made.  Refunds will only be made upon cancellation of the event by the Missouri State Fair Director.  Refunds are processed as follows: TICKETMASTER PHONE CENTERS AND ON-LINE … Continue reading “ASCS National Sprint Cars & ULMA Late Models Auto Races Cancellation Information”

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2018 Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions Youth in Agriculture Celebrated! The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350 – the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of … Continue reading “Sale of Champions Sets Records for Youth in Agriculture”

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Due to the last updated weather report from the National Weather Service, the Casting Crowns and Zach Williams concert has been cancelled. Missouri State Fair Event Cancellation Procedure No on-the-spot refunds will be made.  Refunds will only be made upon cancellation of the event by the Missouri State Fair Director.  Refunds are processed as follows: TicketMaster Phone … Continue reading “Casting Crowns with Zach Williams Concert Cancellation Information”

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Published: August 16, 2018 66th Governor’s Ham Breakfast Sets Records to Benefit Missouri Youth Bids were called and money was raised for youth today at the 66th Governor’s Ham Breakfast held in the Director’s Tent on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Missouri Governor Mike Parson addressed the guests, which numbered more than 1,000. Several other distinguished … Continue reading “Record-Breaking Governor’s Ham Breakfast; Grand/Reserve Champion Market Rabbits”

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Published on: August 16, 2018 Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steers and Goats (SEDALIA, Mo.) – Mackenzie Mawson, daughter of Rodney and Kay Mawson, is the exhibitor of the 2018 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Missouri State Fair.  Mackenzie is from Archie, and is a member of the Archie FFA Chapter. Mackenzie’s … Continue reading “Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steers and Goats”

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August 13, 2018 Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lambs Announced Skyler Scotten, son of Shannon and Krista Scotten, is the exhibitor of the 2018 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair.  Skyler is from Nevada, and is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter. Skyler’s prize-winning market lamb weighed 133 pounds. … Continue reading “Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lambs and Barrows”

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Published on: August 10, 2018 Samantha Nelson of Higbee Crowned 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen Miss Samantha Nelson from Higbee was named the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held on opening day Thursday, Aug. 9. Miss Nelson received the highest score of 48 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition … Continue reading “2018 State Fair Queen Crowned; Opening Weekend Highlights”

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Published on: August 10, 2018 “Come Home” to the 2018 Missouri State Fair The 116th Missouri State Fair, themed “Come Home,” kicks off this Thursday in Sedalia. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected through the gates Aug. 9, and many are looking forward to the deals being offered on gate admission and at participating … Continue reading “Family Value Day; Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Poultry”

What’s New in 2018?

August 3, 2018
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Published: August 3, 2018 Check out What’s New at the 2018 Missouri State Fair There are many exciting and NEW things happening at the 2018 Missouri State Fair. Check out some of the new items below:  NEW! Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday with canned food donations to benefit Feeding Missouri $2 admission with minimum … Continue reading “What’s New in 2018?”

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Published: July 31, 2018 Hurry to Save Money on Wristbands and Gate Admission It’s not too late! Purchase your State Fair tickets in advance today! Discounted admission tickets and carnival wristbands are available for purchase now until Aug. 8. Ticket retailers include Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores, Menards, and Missouri State Fair Box Office. … Continue reading “Save Money on Wristbands and Gate Admission; Motorsports Events”

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Published: July 27, 2018 Come Home For Camping The Missouri State Fair’s public campground, sponsored by Missouri State Parks, is set to open by 9 am, Thursday, Aug. 2. The 60-acre campground is located west of the fairgrounds on Clarendon Road.  Unreserved spot rental is $25 per day, per vehicle/unit.  There are more than 1,100 … Continue reading “Come Home For Camping; Final Weekend Highlights; Thank You Sponsors”

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Published: July 24, 2018 Missouri State Fair Equine Competitions Start Tursday The Missouri State Fair competition schedule is officially underway this Thursday, July 26, beginning with the 4-H and FFA Horse Show, followed by the prestigious Society Horse Show, Tuesday, July 31. These events are open to the public at no charge. Show classes for … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Equine Competitions; Aug 16 Highlights”

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Published: July 20, 2018 Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day Monday, Aug. 13, the Missouri State Fair will celebrate the Annual Farm Bureau/ Farm Family Day. Farm families were nominated by University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Farm Bureau to represent all 114 counties in Missouri plus St. Louis City. Farm Family Day is sponsored and supported by … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Celebrates Missouri Farm Families and Seniors”

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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The Budweiser Stage The Budweiser Stage offers an awesome variety of live music every day during the Missouri State Fair! This year’s line-up includes: Thursday, Aug 9 The Nace Brothers: 2 pm & 6 pm Mad Hoss Jackson: 9 pm Friday, Aug 10 The Nace Brothers: 2 pm & 6 pm Queens … Continue reading “Come Home for Music & Entertainment; Aug 10/17 Highlights”

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$2 TUESDAY TO BENEFIT FEEDING MISSOURI AT THE 2018 MISSOURI STATE FAIR Opening Day of the 2018 Missouri State Fair is a little less than a month away! We’re excited to tell you about a new promotion offered in 2018 – Tuesday, August 14 is Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday.  With a minimum donation of … Continue reading “$2 Tuesday to Benefit Feeding Missouri at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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The Missouri State Fair prides itself in offering agriculture educational opportunities for fairgoers each year. Fun-filled events, activities, and competitions throughout the Fair are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry in the forefront. Here’s a snapshot of some of the agriculture education opportunities you’ll find in 2018: Let’s Talk Livestock, sponsored by Tractor Supply … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair is the state’s premier agriculture showcase”

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Save Money on Wristbands and Gate Admission Want to save some money this summer? Purchase your State Fair tickets in advance! Discounted admission tickets and carnival wristbands will be available for purchase starting in July. Ticket retailers include Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores, Menards, and Missouri State Fair Box Office. Find … Continue reading “Save Money on Wristbands and Gate Admission”

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State Fair Concert and Event Tickets on Sale Now (SEDALIA, Mo.) – Tickets to all Missouri State Fair events are on sale to the public starting today through Ticketmaster and the Missouri State Fair Box Office. This includes the Pepsi Grandstand concert series, auto races and tractor pulls; State Fair Arena events; the Governor’s Ham Breakfast and $8 advanced gate admission.  These tickets will … Continue reading “State Fair Concert and Event Tickets on Sale Now”

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Important Deadlines The 2018 Missouri State Fair is quickly approaching and so are many competition deadlines. June 22: Missouri Top 50 June 29: Society Horse Show July 2: 4-H/FFA Livestock Entries July 2: Open Livestock Entries July 2: Mule Show July 15: State Fair Queen Contest July 20: Country Hams July 20: Home Economics July … Continue reading “Important State Fair Competition Deadlines Approaching”

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Frank Foster opening for Hank Williams, Jr. on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11. $57 premium track $47 regular track $35 premium grandstand $25 regular grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. … Continue reading “Frank Foster opening for Hank Williams, Jr. at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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Montgomery Gentry with Whiskey Myers to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 9. $35 Track $25 Grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. … Continue reading “Montgomery Gentry with Whiskey Myers to perform on Opening Day at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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Hank Williams, Jr. to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11. $57 premium track $47 regular track $42 premium grandstand $37 regular grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges … Continue reading “Hank Williams, Jr. to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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RaeLynn opening for Cole Swindell on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18. $50 premium track $40 regular track $35 premium grandstand $25 regular grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience … Continue reading “RaeLynn opening for Cole Swindell at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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Aaron Watson with Tim Montana to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 17. $30 track $20 grandstand PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon … Continue reading “Aaron Watson with Tim Montana to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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Cole Swindell with Opener TBA to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18. $50 premium track $40 regular track $35 premium grandstand $25 regular grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are … Continue reading “Cole Swindell to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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For Immediate Release: Friday, April 13, 2018   (SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 36 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college, and will … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Scholarships Awarded to 4-H and FFA Youth”

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Rock of the Seventies featuring Foghat, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall and Pat Travers Band to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 10. $30 track $20 grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap. PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats … Continue reading “Rock of the Seventies featuring Foghat, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall and Pat Travers Band to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 14 $30 track $20 grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience … Continue reading “Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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Contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns with Zach Williams to perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 16. $25 track $20 grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE FOR CONCERT TICKETS Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges … Continue reading “Christian Band – Casting Crowns with Zach Williams to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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You asked and we listened! Southern Uprising Tour: A Southern Rock Revival featuring Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws is back on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 15. $50 premium track $40 regular track $35 premium grandstand $30 regular grandstand Children 2 & Under Free – must sit on adult’s lap PUBLIC ON SALE … Continue reading “Southern Uprising Tour: A Southern Rock Revival to perform at the 2018 Missouri State Fair”

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The Missouri State Fair, along with our advertising partner, Callis Integrated Marketing, received two honors at the Region II Best of NAMA Awards Celebration in the Consumer Audiences category. Merit Awards Company or Producer-Funded Advertising Campaign Directed to Consumers Website Directed to Consumers CHECK OUT THE WINNING CAMPAIGN

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Our “Come Home” theme was such a hit in 2017, we decided to bring it back for the 2018 Fair! We changed up the look – making it brighter and trendier.  The arrows in the graphic remind fairgoers that Fair time is circling back around and that it’s time to head home to the Fairgrounds in … Continue reading “You’re Invited to Come Home to the 2018 Missouri State Fair”