What’s New

2017 COMPETITION UPDATES
Updates for Missouri State Fair Competitions and Shows are available here.

FACILITY UPGRADES/UPDATES
CAMPING – New exhibitor camping area with room for approximately 150 dry camping sites, located in northwest corner of fairgrounds

CATTLE BARNS – New frost-proof hydrants (provided by MSF Foundation) installed by State Fair staff for year-round water access

TAYLOR WOODS YOUTH CENTER – New shade cloths

DONNELLY ARENA – New shade cloths

PEPSI GRANDSTAND – Concession stands remodeled by new Grandstand Concessions contractor

SHEEP PAVILION – Remodel of interior of women’s restroom by State Fair staff (provided by Sheep stakeholders, Corriedale Association, MSF Foundation); New shade cloths

SWINE BARN – New pens and show ring panels in north show ring (provided by MSF Foundation); Removal of old wooden bleachers by State Fair staff and addition of new aluminum bleachers (provided by MSF Foundation); New shade cloths

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Thanks to the generosity of new sponsor MC Power Companies, the Fairgrounds now features three electric car charging stations and two solar mobile device charging stations, available for use during the Fair and off season.

FEED & BEDDING POLICY
Exhibitors and event promoters must bring their own feed and bedding during the 2017 Fair. The Fair will not provide a feed and bedding contractor on grounds to service exhibitors.

NEW ATTRACTIONS

Main Gate Tribute
To commemorate the “Come Home” theme, the Fair partnered with WB Young Company in the creation of a new one-third scale replica of the Historic Main Gate. The Historic Main Gate truly captures the excitement and nostalgia of ‘coming home’ to the State Fair each year for many folks.   This tribute will be debuted at the 2017 Fair, and will be a year-round fixture on the grounds, providing an excellent opportunity for fairgoers to create family traditions with a stop at this new photo opp each year during their Fair visit.  The Main Gate Tribute is located across from the Historic Coliseum, just inside the Centennial Gate entrance.

AT&T It Can Wait Simulator Tour
9 am – 6 pm, Aug 10-13
MoDOT Expo Center
Virtual reality driving experience that seeks to warn against the dangers of distracted driving.  Learn more at www.itcanwait.com.