Exhibitor Camping


Livestock Camping Reservations are Now Closed

If you have questions about the status of your reservation, 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 3 at 9 am.
    For campers using the online reservation system:
    The online portal will be available on this page starting at 9 a.m. on May 3 for the submission of exhibitor camping requests, but payment will NOT be collected from the online system. Once the reservation has been accepted, a member of the State Fair camping staff will contact campers to obtain payment information. Payment will not be collected or processed until reservations have been accepted and confirmed.
    For campers using the downloadable and printable form:
    The downloadable and printable form will be available on this page starting at 9 a.m. on May 3. The form will need to be filled out in full, including payment information, and must be faxed to the Fair. Please only send the fax one time. Multiple submissions jam the fax machine and could result in multiple payments processed.
  3. Will you be accepting forms in person? No camping forms will be distributed or accepted on-site. Camping reservation requests must be made via the online portal or forms sent in via fax.
  4. How can I pay? Credit card – Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted.
  5. 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.
  6. When will reservations open? May 3 at 9 am.
  7. 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 on May 3 at 9 am.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. What are the prices for those locations? $22-$35 per day, per vehicle/unit depending on location.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. How many livestock exhibitor campsites are there? There are approximately 440 livestock exhibitor campsites available between the various camping areas.
  15. 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.

We will stop accepting forms and online reservations on July 15.


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


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