Daily Highlights

Complete daily schedules will be available for download here in mid to late July.



Show Off the Savings – Opening Day!
Sponsored by MFA Incorporated
$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
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Opening Day Parade

aug14FRIDAY, AUG 14

10 a.m., 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.
3 p.m., Mathewson Exhibition Center


Pepsi Day
$1 off adult admission with coupon on special 2 liter Pepsi products, valid today only; redeem coupon at gate admission ticket booth.

aug16SUNDAY, AUG 16


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 Competitions

10 am – 5 pm, Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall

Robot leagues are planning rumbles for FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Robotics Competitions, and VEX teams.  4-H and other groups will offer additional robot challenges, contests and demonstrations.

aug17MONDAY, AUG 17


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.

aug18TUESDAY, AUG 18


Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday!
In cooperation with Ford and Missouri Farmers
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.



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



Governor’s, Legislators’ and Judges’ Day

  • Governor’s Ham Breakfast, 8 am Director’s Tent

Show Off Women in Agriculture, Sponsored by Monsanto
Women of all ages get in free today.

  • Specials for women of all ages at select concessions and vendors.

aug21FRIDAY, AUG 21


Show Off The Energy – 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.



Show Offs Welcome…Youth in Agriculture Day
Sponsored by Missouri Department of Conservation
$1 off adult gate admission with coupon available at Missouri County Extension offices.

  • Sale of Champions, 1:30 pm Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall
  • Specials for youth, age 12 and under, at select concessions and vendors.

aug23SUNDAY, AUG 23

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.

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).

aug16-20AUG 16 – 20

 $5 after 5 p.m
Admission for $5 after 5 p.m. Aug 16-20. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupons.

aug17-20AUG 17 – 20

 Lunch Bunch
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 17-20 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 17-20: $10