Missouri State Fair is the state’s premier agriculture showcase


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 Co.:  Get up close and personal with 4-H and FFA exhibitors and their livestock. From showmanship in the arena, to buckets and brushes, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to show animals!

Barnyard Story Time, sponsored by CFM Insurance: Enjoy readings of your favorite childhood storybooks by 4-H and FFA exhibitors outside the Children’s Barnyard. Stick around after ‘The End’ and get to know the exhibitor and their animal!

  • 2:30 pm & 5 pm, Aug 9-12
  • 5 pmAug 13-15
  • 2:30 pm & 5 pmAug 16-18

Agriculture Education Trading Cards, sponsored by CFM Insurance: NEW this year for the 116th Missouri State Fair, 10 agriculture-focused trading cards will be scattered all around the fairgrounds. See if you can collect them all! They’re free, while supplies last!

Agriculture Building: Enjoy kid-friendly, hands-on activities, and agriculture/food demonstrations in the hub for Missouri Agriculture.

  • You won’t want to miss this! The Missouri Grown Market is scheduled to make its highly anticipated return to the Agriculture Building
  • It’s an AgVenture! – Learn to milk a cow, touch grain seeds and more
  • Play with tractors and thank a Missouri farmer in the Youth in Ag Zone
  • Take a close look at live plants showcasing Missouri’s top commodities

Missouri Wine: Did you know there is an annual wine competition that honors the best wines in Missouri? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the new class of award-winning wines and try some of them under the Missouri Wine tent, located across from the Pepsi Grandstand. You can also sign up for their Wine 101 Class on Aug 9-10 and 16-17 at 12 pm and 2 pm and Aug 11-12and 18 at 12 pm.

Come see first-hand why the Missouri State Fair is Missouri’s largest agriculture expo!

What’s New on the Grounds?

The time is getting closer for the Opening Day of the 2018 Missouri State Fair. Fairgoers from across the state are gearing up to “Come Home” to Sedalia for all the festivities the Fair has to offer.

This year, there are new items across the grounds for fairgoers to experience.  Step into our four new photo stations, sponsored by Central Bank, and become a corn dog vendor, sing on the Grandstand stage, pose for a pic and even show a pig!  They’re a great photo opp for the entire family.  Share your Fair fun by uploading your pic and using the hashtag #MSFPhotoStation.

 As you plan your visit to the State Fair, make sure to stop by and take a photo in the booths to capture your families moments at the 116th Missouri State Fair!

Entertainment on the Kids Stage

We’ve got some family-friendly acts lined up for the Kids Stage, sponsored by your local McDonald’s! The stage will feature a variety of performers and activities every day for kids of all ages to enjoy including musician Mr. Stinky Feet, magician Randy Kalin, and fun Kids Contests at 2 pm.  Ronald McDonald will return to the stage this year with appearances on Aug 10-12. The Kids Zone offers a free playground for kids to climb on, slide down and run around, with plenty of seating for mom and dad to relax.