Exhibitor Camping


Livestock Camping Reservation Procedure

Individuals who are registered for exhibiting livestock at the 2020 State Fair are eligible for livestock exhibitor camping. A livestock entry is not required at the time of submission of an online camping reservation or livestock exhibitor camping reservation form, however, a livestock entry must be submitted by the posted deadline(s) for particular livestock category to keep camping reservation.

If you have questions about the status of your reservation after you have submitted your request, please email campgrounds@mda.mo.gov.


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  1. Who is eligible for livestock exhibitor camping? Individuals who are registered for exhibiting livestock at the State Fair.  One campsite per household and/or mailing address is allowed.
  2. How do I register for livestock exhibitor camping? You may request reservations online, or submit a form via fax, beginning May 1. A new online portal will be available for the submission of exhibitor camping reservation requests. A downloadable and printable form will also be available for those who do not wish to utilize the online system. The form will need to be faxed to the Fair.
  3. Do I need to fill out the online reservation and fax in a paper form? Campers should choose either the online reservation request system or fax in the paper form.
  4. When will reservations open? Starting at 9 am, May 1.
  5. Where will the form/online reservation system be available? A download application option and link to the online reservation system will appear at the top of this web page at 9 am, May 1.
  6. How can I pay? Credit card – Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted.
  7. Am I guaranteed a campsite in the livestock campground(s) if I submit a form or online reservation request? Not necessarily. Campsites are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and do typically fill fast.
  8. What are the livestock camping locations that I can choose from when I submit the camping form or online reservation request? There are six options to choose from – Lot 5/Exhibitor, Outer, Sheep, Beef, Beef Dry and Disabled.
  9. What are the prices for those locations? $22-$35 per day, per vehicle/unit depending on location.
  10. If I don’t get a campsite what happens? A State Fair staff member will reach out to you via the email you list on the form regarding your options.
  11. How do you choose who gets a campsite? Campsites are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis using the time stamp of the receipt of your request.
  12. If I had a campsite last year am I guaranteed a campsite this year? No – spaces in the livestock camping area are not reserved from year to year.
  13. How many livestock exhibitor campsites are there? There are approximately 440 livestock exhibitor campsites available between the various camping areas.
  14. Are all campsites full service? The inner/Lot 5, outer, and sheep camping areas offer full service (water, sewer, electric) hook-ups. The beef campground offers water and electric only.


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Absolutely no coolers with alcoholic beverages will be allowed within the inner gates of the fairgrounds.


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