Awards & Recognitions

IAFE Awards

The Missouri State Fair celebrated many honors at the 2022 International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE) Convention. The Missouri State Fair was recognized for programs in sponsorship, competitive exhibits, agriculture education, non-fair facility usage & communications. The Missouri State Fair is judged alongside other IAFE members of similar size, ranging in attendance from 250,000 to 500,000.

Agriculture Awards Sponsored by Showorks by Ungerboeck

1st Place Wins

Newly established or evolving program/exhibit at your fair which promotes agriculture or a current agricultural issue to the fairgoing public – MDA Biosecurity campaign

Program/event/exhibit to educate consumers/fairgoing public on story of food – Drive to Feed Kids Missouri FFA Food Insecurity Service Day

Horticulture/Crops Photo – Corn display in the FFA Building

2nd Place Wins

Agricultural Exhibitor Events, Awards, Participation Incentives or Retention Programs – Hogs 4 Hunger

Hall of Honor Communications Awards Sponsored by K&K Insurance

1st Place Wins

Miscellaneous Marketing – Break Time Pump Topper

Online Ad – Plan Your Visit Call to Action online ad

2nd Place Wins

Digital Advertising Videos – :07 bucket list video series

Souvenirs – Souvenir Bucket

Promotional Outdoor Advertising – Billboard

3rd Place Wins

Promo/Advertising Poster – 2022 theme poster

Competitive Exhibits Win Sponsored by North American Midway Entertainment

3rd Place Win

Strategy or Tactic to Engage Competitive Exhibits Participants – Offering concert tickets as prizes for special contests

Innovation in Sponsorship Awards Sponsored by ETIX

2nd Place Win

Sponsor Continuity – Tyson Foods, Inc. sponsorship

Non-Fair Facility Usage Awards, sponsored by Ungerboeck

1st Place Win

Website –

2nd Place Win

Video Used to Promote Facility – Newmar RV promo video

Facility Beautification Project – Main Gate Updates/Bicentennial Funding Partnership