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

Aug 12: 12 pm – 11 pm
Aug 13: 12 pm – 11:30 pm
Aug 14: 11 am – 11:30 pm
Aug 15: 11 am – 11 pm
Aug 16: Noon – 11 pm
Aug 17: Noon – 11 pm
Aug 18: Noon – 11 pm
Aug 19: Noon – 11 pm
Aug 20: 12 pm – 11:30 pm
Aug 21: 11 am – 11:30 pm
Aug 22: 11 am – 11 pm

These are approximate closing times. Actual time depends on crowds, weather and other extenuating circumstances.

Carnival Ride List

Wade Shows, Inc. is the carnival operator of the Missouri State Fair. Visit their website for more information. View list of height requirement and ticket information, will be posted on their website.

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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.