History & Culture

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Mission & Vision

The Missouri State Fair promotes excellence in Missouri agriculture, cultivates & supports future leaders in agriculture, & provides opportunities for the agricultural community to deepen consumers’ understanding & appreciation of agriculture’s role in their daily lives & the economy of our state.


From 1901 to today, the Missouri State Fair has been a barometer of the state’s economic health & a documentary of the history of Missouri agriculture. The Missouri State Fair plays an essential role in keeping agriculture one of Missouri’s top industries.

Historic photo of the Missouri State Fair