Carnival Deals


Carnival Safety

The Missouri State Fair (MSF) takes seriously the safety of the fairgoing public. MSF complies with all regulations established by Missouri Department of Public Safety and welcomes their inspectors on the carnival midway. View the regulations.

In addition to meeting required safety regulations, the MSF also requires that a third party, nationally certified carnival ride inspector is on the Fairgrounds throughout the entire Fair overseeing ride safety.

Carnival Midway Hours

The carnival midway opens by noon on weekdays and by 11 a.m. on weekends, weather permitting. The midway closes between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., at the Carnival Company’s discretion and depending on the weather.

Carnival Ride List

Wade Shows, Inc. is the carnival operator of the Missouri State Fair. Visit their website for more information. A list of rides, along with height requirement information and ticket information, will be posted on their site closer to the Fair.

Buy Carnival Tickets Early and Save!
Advanced Carnival Tickets

$24 Advance Unlimited Ride Carnival Wristband
Good for one day unlimited carnival rides; Savings of up to $11
Purchase online starting in July *please check back for link

$34 Advance Unlimited Daily Deal
Good for one day unlimited carnival rides & adult admission; savings up of to $13
Purchase online starting in July *please check back for link
Purchase in person at: Orscheln Farm & Home Stores & Break Time Convenience Stores

See advanced Gate Admission

Carnival Tickets Purchased at the Fair

Tuesday, Aug 17
Missouri Farmers Care $2 Tuesday

$2 carnival rides, all day
*Some rides excluded

Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
$30 weekday (Monday-Thursday)
$35 weekend (Friday – Sunday)
$17 (half price) final Sunday

Family Packs
4 tickets for $5
25 tickets for $25
55 tickets for $50 (includes a value book, provided by Wade Shows, good for concession/game incentives/coupons – $30-$40 value)

Carnival Coupons

Military Coupon
$5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband for military & immediate family, purchased at the Fair, Sunday, Aug 15 only, with coupon available at admission gate

Missouri Farm Bureau Coupon
$5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the Fair, Monday, Aug 16 only, with coupon from Missouri County Farm Bureau Offices

Rural Missouri
$5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, Friday, Aug 20 (Missouri Electric Cooperatives Day) only, with coupon available in Rural Missouri Magazine.