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

THURS, AUG 11
See What Crops Up on Opening Day!  Sponsored by MFA Inc.
$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

  • 9 am Horse Whisperer Event, Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • 9 am – 9 pm Farm Toy Show – Assembly Hall
  • 10 am Opening Day Ceremony, South side of Agriculture Building
  • 6 pm Opening Day Parade, MSF Blvd.
  • 6 pm Cowboy Mounted Shooting, sponsored by Starline Brass, Mathewson Exhibition Center

FRI, AUG 12
Missouri Department of Conservation Day
– Fish aquaria, live animal exhibits & demonstrations, Kids’ Discover Room in the Conservation Building!

  • 9 am – 9 pm Farm Toy Show – Assembly Hall
  • 10 am 25th Annual MRCA Exceptional Rodeo, Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • 3 pm Queen Coronation, Mathewson Exhibition Center
  • 6 pm Cowboy Mounted Shooting, sponsored by Starline Brass, Mathewson Exhibition Center

SAT, AUG 13
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

  • 9 am – 5 pm Farm Toy Show – Assembly Hall

SUN, AUG 14
Military Appreciation Day, Sponsored by I-Land Internet Services
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)

  • 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.
  • Military Appreciation Ceremony, 2 pm, Mathewson Exhibition Center

MON, AUG 15
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

TUES, AUG 16
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.

  • Can Creation Contest, cans donated by Bing’s of Sedalia

WED, AUG 17
Senior Appreciation Day, Sponsored by Sedalia Democrat
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 in the Mathewson Exhibition Center:

  • 9 am – 1 pm Vendor Exhibits and Booths
  • 10 – 11:25 am Free BINGO (prizes awarded!)
  • 11:30 am – 12:25 pm Line Dancing Lessons Provided
  • 12:30 – 1 pm Pre-Show: Special Guests, Ms. Senior Missouri and other entertainment
  • 1 pm – Senior Citizen Missouri Waltz and Other Dance Contests – Click here for contest information
  • 3 – 3:30 pm Awards presented
  • Click here for more information

Show-Me Bluegrass Festival

THURS, 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

  • 8 am Governor’s Ham Breakfast, Director’s Tent
  • 9 am Show Me Stock Dog League Sheep Dog Trials
  • 10 am First Lady’s Pie Contest, sponsored by AgriMissouri & Starline Brass, Home Economics Building
  • Throwback Thursday Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Bimbo Bakeries USA – check back for details

FRIDAY, AUG 19
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.

SAT, AUG 20
Youth in Agriculture Day, Sponsored by Missouri Department of Agriculture
$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

SUN, AUG 21
Fair Finale/Half Price Day, Sponsored by Missouri Department of Transportation
$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

  • 10 am Pedal Pull – Last Chance Pull
  • 12 pm – Pedal Pull State Championships

Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation DayFree 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 14-18
Admission for $5 after 5 p.m. Aug 14-18. 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