Daily Highlights

Pick a day, any day, and you’ll find hundreds of things to do at the Missouri State Fair!

Complete Daily Schedules Now Available.
Thursday, Aug 11
Friday, Aug 12
Saturday, Aug 13
Sunday, Aug 14
Monday, Aug 15
Tuesday, Aug 16
Wednesday, Aug 17
Thursday, Aug 18
Friday, Aug 19
Saturday, Aug 20
Sunday, Aug 21

aug11THURSDAY, AUG 11

MFA
See What Crops Up on Opening Day!
$4 gate admission all day ages 13 and over
$2 admission kids age 6-12
Kids 5 and under free everyday
2 for $4 specials at select concessions and vendors

  • Blood Pressure Screenings, courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center, 9 am – 8pm Senior Lounge
  • Marshall Municipal Band Performances, 9 am South side of Agriculture Building, 1 pm & 3:30 pm Touchstone Energy Stage
  • Farm Toy Show, 9 am – 9 pm Assembly Hall
  • Opening Day Ceremony, 10 am South side of Agriculture Building
  • Horse Whisperer Event, 10 am Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Wine Sensory Experience, sponsored by Missouri Wine & Grape Board, 12 pm & 2 pm – $5, MSF Wine Tent
  • Queen Pageant, 2 pm Speech & Talent Competition – Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Opening Day Parade, 6 pm MSF Blvd.
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooting, sponsored by Starline Brass, 6 pm Mathewson Exhibition Center

 

aug12FRIDAY, AUG 12

MDC
Missouri Department of Conservation Day
Fish aquaria, live animal exhibits & demonstrations, Kids’ Discovery Room in the Conservation Building!

  • MU Mule Team on display, Mule Barns
  • Pollinator Games & Activities, 9 am – 6 pm MoDot Highway Gardens
  • Farm Toy Show, 9 am – 9 pm Assembly Hall
  • 25th Annual MRCA Exceptional Rodeo, 10 am Mathewson Exhibition Center
    A unique opportunity to help integrate adults with disabilities into the fast-paced world of MRCA cowboys and cowgirls! Coordinated by the Center for Human Services and MRCA
  • Show-Me State Tailgate Throwdown Barbecue Contest, sponsored by Traeger Wood Pellet Grills, 11 am East of the Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Wine Sensory Experience, sponsored by Missouri Wine & Grape Board, 12 pm & 2 pm – $5, MSF Wine Tent
  • MSF Fire Dept. Fire Extinguisher Demo, sponsored by Casey’s General Stores, Inc. 1:30 pm State Fair Firehouse
  • MSF Queen Evening Gown Competition & Coronation, 2 pm Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooting, sponsored by Starline Brass, 6 pm Mathewson Exhibition Center

 

aug13SATURDAY, AUG 13

Pepsi
So-da-riffic…Pepsi Day!
$1 off adult admission with coupon on special 2 liter Pepsi products, valid today only; redeem coupon at gate admission ticket booth

  • MU Mule Team on display, Mule Barns
  • MSF Fire Dept. Car Fire Demo, sponsored by Casey’s General Stores, Inc. State Fair Firehouse
  • Farm Toy Show, 9 am – 9 pm Assembly Hall
  • Wine Sensory Experience, sponsored by Missouri Wine & Grape Board, 12 pm – $5, MSF Wine Tent

 

aug14SUNDAY, AUG 14

I-land
Military Appreciation Day
Free gate admission for active military, veterans and delayed entry recruits with appropriate I.D.;  $1 admission for immediate family members (spouse and dependent children)Carnival Deal! Coupon available at admission gates for military and immediate family (spouse and dependent children) good for $5 off Unlimited Carnival Ride, valid Aug 14 only. Redeem coupon at carnival ride ticket booths. Cannot be combined with other promotions/coupons

  • Lutheran Worship Service, 8:30 am Touchstone Energy Stage
  • Non-Denominational Worship, 9:30 am Touchstone Energy Stage
  • Show-Me Robotics Exhibition & Competitions, 10 am – 5 pm Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall
    Enjoy learning more about youth robotics programs in Missouri. There will be exhibitors with drones, 3-D printers, robots, and electronics. There will be a 4-H Robotics Competition, VEX demonstrations, and FIRST Exhibits. There will be hands on activities for everyone.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader Susie Derouchey and Equine Mascot Warpaint, 11 am – 3 pm Across from Highway Gardens.
  • MSF Fire Dept. Fire Extinguisher Training, sponsored by Casey’s General Stores, Inc. 1:30 pm State Fair Firehouse
  • Military Appreciation Ceremony, 2 pm Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • $5 after 5pm, 5 pm, $5

 

aug15MONDAY, AUG 15

MO Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day
Coupon available at county Farm Bureau offices good for $1 off gate admission, valid today only; redeem coupon at gate admission ticket booth

  • Lunch Bunch, 11 am – 2 pm
  • $5 after 5pm, 5 pm, $5

 

aug16TUESDAY, AUG 16

MO Farmers Care
Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday!
To benefit Feeding Missouri – Coupons available in exchange for canned food donations at Centennial Gate, valid today only.
$1 off gate admission coupon per can.  Restrictions:  $5 maximum savings per adult ticket (reg $10); $3 maximum savings per senior ticket (reg $7); $1 maximum savings per child ticket (reg $2). Redeem coupons at gate admission ticket booths.

  • “OLD & WOW” Tractor & Equipment Show, sponsored by Crown Power and Equipment
  • Show Open, 9 am – 9 pm, East of Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Parade of Power, 1:30 pm, East of Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Tractor Operator Competitions, 3 pm, East of Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Show Me Stock Dog League, 9 am – 9 pm Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Lunch Bunch, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Can Creation Contest, 11 am, cans donated by Bing’s of Sedalia
  • $5 after 5pm, 5 pm, $5

 

aug17WEDNESDAY, AUG 17

Sedalia Democrat
Senior Appreciation Day
Each adult and senior presenting a special Sedalia Democrat front page Fair banner will receive $2 off their gate admission, valid today only.

  • Senior Events, Mathewson Exhibition Center, Click here for more information
  • Vendor Exhibits and Booths, 9 am – 1 pm
  • Free BINGO, 10 – 11:25 am (prizes awarded!)
  • Line Dancing Lessons Provided, 11:30 am – 12:25 pm
  • Pre-Show: Special Guests, 12:30 – 1 pm Ms. Senior Missouri and other entertainment
  • Senior Citizen Missouri Waltz and Other Dance Contests, 1 pm Click here for contest information
  • Awards presented, 3 – 3:30 pm
  • MSF Fire Dept. Fire Extinguisher Demo, sponsored by Casey’s General Stores, Inc. State Fair Firehouse
  • “OLD & WOW” Tractor & Equipment Show, sponsored by Crown Power and Equipment
  • Show Open, 9 am – 6 pm, East of Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Parade of Power, 2 pm, East of Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • Blood Pressure Screenings in the Senior Lounge, courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Day of Dancing, 10 – 3 pm Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. Entertainers from across Missouri showcase square dancing, line dancing, clogging and more!

Show-Me Bluegrass Festival

aug18THURSDAY, AUG 18

Governor’s, Legislators’ and Judges’ Day
$5 gate admission all day ages 13 and over
Free Kids 12 and Under
Throwback pricing at select concessions and vendors

  • Governor’s Ham Breakfast, 8 am Director’s Tent
  • First Lady’s Pie Contest, sponsored by AgriMissouri & Starline Brass, 10 am Home Economics Building
  • Missouri Travel Council Presents a Throwback Thursday Trade Show, 10 am – 6 pm Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall – Click here for more information
  • Lunch Bunch, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Wine Sensory Experience,sponsored by Missouri Wine & Grape Board, 12 pm & 2 pm $5, MSF Wine Tent
  • Throwback Thursday Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Pick up a Scavenger Hunt form at any of the Fair’s Information Booths, follow the steps and you could win prizes courtesy of Bimbo Bakeries USA and the Fair!
  • $5 after 5pm, 5 pm, $5

 

aug19FRIDAY, AUG 19

MEC Logo
MEC Day
LED night lights to the first 1500 people to visit the MEC building this day!
$5 off carnival ride wristband coupon available in Rural Missouri magazine.

  • Jaycee Access Day, 9 am – 1 pm Assembly Hall
  • Wine Sensory Experience, sponsored by Missouri Wine & Grape Board, 12 pm & 2 pm $5, MSF Wine Tent
  • MSF Fire Dept. Mock Vehicle Accident/Vehicle Extraction Demo, sponsored by Casey’s General Stores, 1:30 pm in front of Pepsi Grandstand

aug20SATURDAY, AUG 20

MDA Logo
Youth in Agriculture Day
$1 off adult gate admission with coupon available at Missouri County Extension offices
Specials for youth, age 12 and under, at select concessions and vendors

  • Wine Sensory Experience, sponsored by Missouri Wine & Grape Board, 12 pm $5, MSF Wine Tent
  • Sale of Champions, 1:30 pm Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall
  • Rutlader Outpost Cowboy Church and Band, 5:30 pm Youth Building Sales Arena

 

SUNDAY, AUG 21

MODOT Logo
Fair Finale/Half Price Day
$5 gate admission all day ages 13 and over
$1 kids 6-12
Kids 5 and under free everyday
Half Price specials at select concessions and vendors

  • First Christian Church of Sedalia Contemporary Worship Service, 9 am Touchstone Energy Stage
  • Pedal Pull – Last Chance Pull, 10 am Assembly Hall
  • Pedal Pull – State Championships, 12 pm Assembly Hall
  • Missouri Fiddling Championships, 1:30 pm Touchstone Energy Stage

Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day
Free gate admission for Municipal-County-State law enforcement and Missouri Firefighters-EMTs-Paramedics with appropriate I.D. $1 gate admission for immediate family members (spouse and dependent children)

 

$5 after 5 p.m. – Aug 14-17
Admission for $5 after 5 p.m. Aug 14-17. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupons.

Lunch Bunch – Aug 15-18
Cannot combine with other promotions/coupons. Take a break from the workplace and join us on the Fairgrounds for lunch. Admission is FREE* on Aug 15-18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab your coworkers and head to the Lunch Bunch Booth at the Centennial entrance.

*Purchase a special lunch bunch gate admission ticket at Centennial entrance after 11 a.m. Return ticket by 2 p.m. and receive full refund.

  • Lunch Bunch Pass (refundable until 2 p.m.)
    Aug 15-17: $10
    Aug 18: $5