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For the third year in a row, agriculture groups in Missouri partnered to raise awareness of childhood food insecurity and raise support for food banks across the state through the Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) Drive to Feed Kids. The Drive culminated at the Missouri State Fair with a variety of service events. This summer-long effort … Continue reading “Missouri Agriculture Donates $175,000 to Combat Childhood Hunger”

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(SEDALIA, Mo.)—The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Saturday, Aug. 17. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $156,300! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Gage Baker of Fulton. His 1325-pound Crossbred steer sold for a record price of $39,500, and was purchased … Continue reading “Sale of Champions Auction Results”

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The 67th Governor’s Ham Breakfast was held yesterday, Aug. 15, in the Director’s Tent at the 2019 Missouri State Fair. More than 1,000 guests were in attendance and enjoyed the breakfast, auction and keynote by Governor Mike Parson. Distinguished guests in attendance included Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, State Fair … Continue reading “Ham Breakfast Auction Results”

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Final Weekend Highlights Come Home for Youth in Agriculture Day, Saturday, Aug. 17! Celebrate Youth in Agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Missouri State Fair! The day is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and will feature special offers for youth at select concessions and vendors, as well as $1 off adult gate admission with … Continue reading “Final Weekend Highlights; Grand/Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Rabbits”

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Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Steer (SEDALIA, Mo.) – Gage Baker, son of Rhad and Leah Baker, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Missouri State Fair. Gage is from Fulton, and is a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club. Gage’s prize-winning Crossbred market steer weighed 1325 pounds. The … Continue reading “Grand/Reserve Grand Champion Steer; Aug 15 Highlights”

Aug 12 & 13 Highlights

August 12, 2019
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Highlights for Monday, Aug 12 Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day Farm families representing 114 Missouri counties and St. Louis City will come home to celebrate Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day on Monday, Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair! Each family represents the best of Missouri agriculture and was nominated by University of Missouri Extension and Missouri … Continue reading “Aug 12 & 13 Highlights”

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(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Macie Wolf, daughter of Gregg and Miranda Wolf, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Barrow at the Missouri State Fair. Macie is from Reeds, and is a member of the Avilla 4-H Club. Macie’s prize-winning Crossbred market barrow weighed 262 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow honor went … Continue reading “Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Barrow”

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Miss Chloe Momphard of Troy was named the 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 8. Miss Momphard received the highest score of 45 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Miss Momphard will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be … Continue reading “Miss Chloe Momphard Crowned 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen”

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Opening Weekend Highlights Join us in a Salute to our Heroes and Come Home for Opening Weekend of the 2019 Missouri State Fair! Saturday, Aug. 10 is State Fair Homecoming Day, sponsored by Pepsi, the official soft drink of the Fair. Help show appreciation to law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics who will receive FREE admission to the … Continue reading “Opening Weekend Highlights; Grand/Reserve Grand Champion Goat & Lambs”

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Advance Ticket Last Call LAST CALL to save big on State Fair admission and carnival tickets. Today, Aug. 7, is the last day to purchase advance admission and carnival tickets for the 2019 Missouri State Fair. Tickets are available for purchase at your local Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores, Menards stores … Continue reading “Advance Tickets; Fair Preparation”

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Come Home for Family Value Day, Thursday, Aug 8 The 117th Missouri State Fair, themed “Come Home,” begins this Thursday, Aug. 8, in Sedalia. Visitors to the Fair on opening day can look forward to the deals being offered on gate admission and at participating concessions and vendors. The day, sponsored by MFA Incorporated, will offer $4 gate … Continue reading “Opening Day Highlights; Budweiser Stage; Grand/Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens”

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Highlights for Wednesday, Aug 14, Senior Appreciation Day “Come Home” for smiles and fun at the 117th Missouri State Fair and Senior Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Aug. 14, sponsored by the Sedalia Democrat! Fairgoers can enjoy $2 off adult & senior gate admission with the special front page sticker available on the Aug. 14 Sedalia Democrat newspaper. Check out the … Continue reading “Aug 14 Highlights; Concert Tickets Available”

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Purchase Advanced Tickets Now through Aug 7! There’s still time to save big by buying your State Fair admission and carnivaltickets in advance. Visit your local Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores, and Menards stores to purchase carnival and admission tickets in person, or stay at your computer or smart phone and purchase online. Catch big savings by purchasing these … Continue reading “Advance Ticket Reminder; Motorsports; Aug 12 Highlights”

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Public Camping Opens August 2 The Missouri State Fair’s public campground, sponsored by Missouri State Parks, is set to open by 9 am, Friday, 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 approximately 170 full hook-up sites available for … Continue reading “Public Camping Line Up; Aug 15 Highlights”

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Gear up for big savings on $2 Tuesday, Aug. 13, and get ready to make an impact by supporting the Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive. We are excited to offer $2 gate admission for fairgoers with a minimum donation of 2 canned goods to benefit Feeding Missouri! In addition to $2 admission, be on the lookout for $2 carnival rides, for most … Continue reading “Join Us Aug 13 for Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids $2 Tuesday”

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Seeing a concert, rodeo, bull riding or motorsport event is a great way to add to your State Fair experience. Tickets are still available for all for these events including the Pepsi Grandstand concert series, auto races, tractor pulls, State Fair Arena events and the Governor’s Ham Breakfast. These tickets will be available through Etix and also at the Missouri State Fair … Continue reading “State Fair Concert & Event Tickets are Still Available!”

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We’re Looking for Homegrown Singers! The Missouri State Fair Homegrown Singer Contest is something fairgoers won’t want to miss! Sponsored by Bimbo Bakeries and located in the Budweiser Tent, the live singing competition brings loads of fun family entertainment. Singers from all over the state will compete in this exciting vocal talent event. Auditions are currently being accepted through July 19. … Continue reading “Homegrown Singer Contest; Budweiser Stage Line Up; Win Free Stuff”

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The Missouri State Fair takes pride in offering agriculture education opportunities to hundreds of thousands of fairgoers each year. Fun and interactive events, exhibits, competitions and shows throughout the 11 days of the Fair are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry at the forefront. Come Home and join the fun while learning about agriculture … Continue reading “Join Us for Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo”

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Due to the extreme weather and flooding that have occurred in Missouri this year, the Missouri State Fair will be waiving all late fees for entries that are not received by the published deadline. The final deadlines for late entries will still be firm, however no late fee will be assessed.   “The Missouri State … Continue reading “Late Fees Waived for Missouri State Fair Entries in 2019”

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State Fair Box Office opens for all ticket sales Tickets to all Missouri State Fair concert and events are on sale now. This includes the Pepsi Grandstand concert series, auto races, tractor pulls, State Fair Arena events and the Governor’s Ham Breakfast. These tickets will be available through Etix and also at the Missouri State … Continue reading “State Fair Box Office Tickets Now on Sale”

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Entry Deadline Approaching The Missouri State Fair is just 48 days away! We hope you will consider checking out all of the awesome contests and livestock shows available to enter. Important deadlines for entry forms are coming up. June 21: Fine Arts: Missouri Top 50 June 28: Society Horse Show July 1: 4-H/FFA and Open … Continue reading “Livestock and Other Important Competition Deadlines Approaching”

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To honor our service men and women, the Missouri State Fair is teaming up with Capital Materials, Retrieving Freedom, Inc. & Starline Brass to present a new event called the Military Flag Ceremony. Veterans and active service members from across Missouri are eligible to be honored one of the eleven days during the Missouri State … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Accepting Nominations for Veteran/Active Military Honorees of the Day”

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The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to appear at the 2019 Missouri State Fair, Aug. 8-18, in Sedalia. Learn more

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Dwight Yoakam with King Leg on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 8 $40 premium track $35 regular track $25 premium grandstand $20 regular grandstand The Struts with White Reaper on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 9 $35 track $25 grandstand Brantley Gilbert with Jobe Fortner on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, … Continue reading “Final three Pepsi Grandstand concerts announced”

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Brothers Osborne with Ashley McBryde on the Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 17 $45 premium track $40 regular track $30 premium grandstand $25 regular grandstand Public on Sale for Concert Tickets Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June 25 for walk-up orders … Continue reading “Brothers Osborne with Ashley McBryde to perform at the 2019 Missouri State Fair”

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Chicks with Hits feat. Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss on the Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 13 $30 track $20 grandstand Public on Sale for Concert Tickets Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June 25 for walk-up orders … Continue reading “Chicks with Hits at the 2019 Missouri State Fair”

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(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 42 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college, and will be recognized Friday, April 26, during the … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Announces Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Winners”

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Reservations Accepted for Livestock Exhibitor Camping Starting May 1 Camping forms for livestock exhibitors will be available on the State Fair website starting at 9 am on May 1. Please note that the State Fair website typically experiences very high traffic volume on the morning the livestock exhibitor camping forms go live. State Fair staff is … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Exhibitor Camping, Entries, Updates & More”

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Tyler Childers with Brent Cobb on the Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 14 $30 track $20 grandstand Public on Sale for Concert Tickets Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June 25 for walk-up orders (while tickets remain). Box office hours … Continue reading “Tyler Childers with Brent Cobb to Perform in the Grandstand Wednesday, Aug 14”

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for KING & COUNTRY with Matt Maher on the Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug 15 $25 Track $20 Grandstand Public on Sale for Concert Tickets Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June … Continue reading “for KING & COUNTRY with Matt Maher in Concert August 15”

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Foreigner with Night Ranger on the Grandstand Stage. 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 16 $45 premium track $35 regular track $30 premium grandstand $25 regular grandstand Public on Sale for Concert Tickets Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June … Continue reading “Foreigner with Night Ranger at the 2019 Missouri State Fair”

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Make plans to “Come Home” to the 2019 Missouri State Fair, Aug. 8-18, in Sedalia. The theme in 2019 will again be “Come Home.” We hope you will agree with us that it celebrates Homecoming to YOUR great State Fair and pride in our Missouri heritage. Fair staff is working to develop events, activities, shows and contests … Continue reading “Come Home to the 2019 Missouri State Fair”

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The Missouri State Fair is proud to announce our partnership in the Missouri Bicentennial Alliance. “The Missouri State Fair is the perfect venue to partner with the Bicentennial Alliance as the showcase for the best of the best from our great state,” said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “We are proud to work with the … Continue reading “Looking Ahead: Missouri State Bicentennial 2021”

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Concession/Vendor applications and Vendor Rules for the 2019 Missouri State Fair are now available. Download Concession/Vendor Application Download Concession/Vendor Rules Questions can be directed to Concession/Vendor Manager Courtney Fry or via email. TENT SERVICES FOR VENDORS/CONCESSIONAIRES: Weiser Tent Service 10 N Industrial Drive Monett, MO 65708 Weisertent@yahoo.com Phone 417-235-8227 Fax 417-235-8661 Vendor/Concessionaire FAQ: Who may … Continue reading “2019 Commercial Space Applications and Rules Now Available”

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During the recent International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention, the Missouri State Fair was recognized for excellence in agriculture education, sponsorship, competitive exhibits and communications. The MSF was judged alongside other IAFE fair members of similar size, ranging in attendance from 250,000 to 500,000. Hall of Honor Communications Awards, sponsored by K&K Insurance 1st … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Recognized for Excellence”