Event Type: Free Entertainment

The Missouri State Fair offers FREE professional performances, included in our low-price gate admission!

Aug
12

Opening Day Parade

Thursday, Aug 12
6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Puppies of Penzance

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Three shows daily
Aug
12 - 22

Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Strolling the fairgrounds from 9 am - 7 pm daily
Aug
12 - 22

Sea Lion Splash

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Three shows daily on the pad by the Agriculture Building
Aug
12 - 22

Kids Zone

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
All day
Aug
12 - 22

Scott's World of Magic Show

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
At least three shows daily
Aug
12 - 22

BARTholomule

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Strolling the fairgrounds daily
Aug
12 - 14

Farm Toy Show

Thursday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 12 & 13, 9 am - 9 pm
Aug 14, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Military Flag Retreat Ceremony

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22
Event times will be posted after nominees are selected.
Aug
12 - 15

Homegrown Singer Contest Preliminary Rounds

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 15
Aug 12-15, 4 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Bicentennial Quilt

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Bicentennial Posters

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

My Missouri 2021

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21, 9 am - 7 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 16

Steve Gryb the Pied Piper of Percussion

Thursday, Aug 12 - Monday, Aug 16
Aug 12-16, two shows daily
Aug
12 - 16

Forever Simon & Garfunkel

Thursday, Aug 12 - Monday, Aug 16
Aug 12-16, two shows daily
Aug
12 - 13

Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Thursday, Aug 12 - Friday, Aug 13
Aug 12 & 13, 6:30 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Blacksmith Demos

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Visit their booth east of the Mathewson Exhibition Center
Aug 12-21, 9 am - 7 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 13

The Nace Brothers

Thursday, Aug 12 - Friday, Aug 13
Aug 12, 2 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm
Aug 13, 2 pm & 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri 4-H Bicentennial Quilt

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 8 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Rock-It the Robot

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Due to unforeseen circumstances Rock-It the Robot will not be strolling the Fairgrounds the rest of the Fair.
Aug
12 - 21

The Chipper Experience! Where Comedy and Magic Collide

Thursday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 12-21, 3 shows daily
Aug
12 - 13

Bluegrass Martins

Thursday, Aug 12 - Friday, Aug 13
Aug 12 & 13, three shows daily
Aug
12 - 22

Main Gate Tribute

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, daily
Aug
12

Opening Ceremony

Thursday, Aug 12
Aug 12, 11 am
South of the Agriculture Building
Aug
12 - 14

Finley River Boys

Thursday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 12-14, three shows daily
Aug
12

Marshall Municipal Band

Thursday, Aug 12
Aug 12
Opening Ceremony: 11 am, Agriculture Building
Touchstone Stage: 3:30 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21. 9 am - 9 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Hedrick's Racing Pigs Show

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21, five shows daily
Aug 22, four shows that day
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri On Mic

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri Official Highway Map

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri 2021 Central

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm

The home of all things Bicentennial-related at the 2021 Missouri State Fair! Come to Missouri 2021 Central to see the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt and Bicentennial poster winners. Receive the Missouri Explorers challenge guide for Our Missouri Celebration at Missouri State Fair. make a purchase from the SHSMO bookstore, and pick-up fun Missouri Bicentennial swag.

Aug
12 - 22

Photo Stations

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, all day
Aug
12

Selfie Spots

Thursday, Aug 12
Aug 12-22, all day
Aug
12 - 14

Wine 101 Classes

Thursday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 12-13: 12 pm & 2 pm
Aug 14: 12 pm
Aug 19-20: 12 pm & 2 pm
Aug 21: 12 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Let's Talk Livestock

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, multiple times a day
Aug
12 - 22

Cooking Demos, Historical Recipes from MO Chefs/Cooks

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm
Aug
12 - 21

Consumer Showcase

Thursday, Aug 12 - Wednesday, Jul 21
Aug 12-21
Aug
12 - 22

Can Food Display

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21: 9 am - 8 pm
Aug 22: 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri Grown Trivia Challenge

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, times vary
Aug
12 - 22

Fine the Missouri Wine Giveaway

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Multiple times and days throughout the Fair, stay tuned on Facebook!
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri Lottery Giveaways

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug
12 - 22

Butter Cow Sculpture

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21, 9 am - 8 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

AgVenture

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21: 9 am - 8 pm
Aug 22: 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri Founding Farms Exhibit

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 7 pm
Aug
12 - 21

Conservation Building Demonstrations

Thursday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 12-22, displays and/or demonstration times below.
All events are held at the Conservation Building unless otherwise noted below.
Aug
12 - 22

Missouri State Parks Quilts

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Bicentennial Time Capsule

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Artist in Residence

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm

Stop by the Fine Arts Building to enjoy the following Artists-In-Residence show off their work!

Aug 12-16
Lanie Frick

Aug 14-15
Sarah Keating

Aug 16-20
Janis Burgin

Aug 18-22
Josh Rhoads

Aug 21-22
Angela Duncan

Aug
12 - 22

Firefighter Demos

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Apparatus Tours: 10 am - 4 pm, daily
Demos: 10 am, each day list below
All demos are located at the Fire House unless otherwise noted
Aug
12 - 21

Rural Missouri's "People from our Pages"

Thursday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 12-21, 9 am - 4 pm

Aug 12 – ReMade For A Purpose, Boutique and Upcycled Creations
Aug 13 — Bill Bracket, Metal Flower Artist
Aug 14 — The Wooden Doerr, Turned Wood Artists
Aug 15 — Richard Garey, Mark Twain Impersonator and Jim Peters, Watercolorist
Aug 16 — Snowbird Banjo Co., Ozark-made Banjos and Jim Peters, Watercolorist
Aug 17 — Lake of the Ozarks Carving Club
Aug 18 — Eric Miller, Radio Revivalist
Aug 19 — Ortmann Woodcraft, Hand-crafted Wood Products and Devil’s Backbone Knives, Bladesmith
Aug 20 — Tina Richards, Feather Painter and Rose Monzynk, Milliner
Aug 21 — Bill Mullins, The Space Museum and Reclaimed, Reclaimed Furniture and Decor

Aug
12 - 22

Missouri's Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21, 9 am - 7 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
12 - 22

4-H Building Demonstrations

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-21, 9 am - 8 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm

All demonstrations are located in the 4-H Building unless otherwise noted.
Aug
12 - 22

Woman's Building Activities

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Kids Contest

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 2 pm
Aug
12 - 22

Farm Bureau Building Events

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
12 - 22

FFA Building Exhibits

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug
12 - 22

Milking Demos

Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 12-22, 9 am & 6 pm, daily
Aug
13

Madd Hoss Jackson

Friday, Aug 13
Aug 13, 9 pm - 1 am
Aug
13 - 21

Barnyard Story Time

Friday, Aug 13 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 13-21, 3:30 pm
Aug
13

MRCA Exceptional Rodeo

Friday, Aug 13
Aug 13, 10 am - 12 pm
Aug
13 - 21

Adult Contest

Friday, Aug 13 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 13-21, 6 pm
Aug
14

Family Heirloom Recipes

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, 2:30 pm
Aug
14

Wildfire feat. Molly Lovette

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, 2 pm & 6 pm
Aug
14

Members Only

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, 9 pm - 1 am
Aug
14

Swamp Weed Cajun Band

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, three shows
Aug
14

Happy Meal Party

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
14

Mule Kicker Cloggers

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, 11:30 am & 2 pm
Aug
14

"Satchel Paige at the State Fair" book signing by Linda Paige Shelby

Saturday, Aug 14
Aug 14, 10 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm
Aug
14 - 20

CFM Insurance Coloring Book

Saturday, Aug 14 - Tuesday, Jul 20
Aug 14-20
Aug
15

Sacred Heart Church - Catholic Mass

Sunday, Aug 15
Aug 15 & 22, 7 am
Aug
15 - 16

Supermatics

Sunday, Aug 15 - Monday, Aug 16
Aug 15 & 16, 2 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm
Aug 22, 4 pm
Aug
15

Military Appreciation Day Events

Sunday, Aug 15
Military Appreciation Ceremony - 2 pm, Mathewson Exhibition Center
Aug
15

Dave Perryman & the Country Revue

Sunday, Aug 15
Aug 15 & 18, three shows daily
Aug
15 - 16

New Horizons

Sunday, Aug 15 - Monday, Aug 16
Aug 15 & 16, three shows daily
Aug
15

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Sunday, Aug 15
Aug 15, 9:30 am
Aug
15

Lutheran Worship Service

Sunday, Aug 15
Aug 15, 8:30 am
Aug
15

Ham & Bacon Demos

Sunday, Aug 15
Ham & Bacon Demos
Aug 15 & 19, 2 pm - 4 pm
Aug 21, 10 am -12 pm

Ham Demos
Aug 18 & 22, 2 pm - 3 pm
Aug
15

Show-Me Robotics Competitions & Exhibitions

Sunday, Aug 15
Aug 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Aug
16

Missouri's Farm Families

Monday, Aug 16
Aug
16 - 17

Helen Russell & Co.

Monday, Aug 16 - Tuesday, Aug 17
Aug 16 & 17, three shows daily
Aug
16 - 22

Struggle for Statehood Exhibit

Monday, Aug 16 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug 16-21, 9 am - 7 pm
Aug 22, 9 am - 6 pm
Aug
17 - 21

Hard Days Night

Tuesday, Aug 17 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 17-21, two shows daily
Aug
17

State of Stories

Tuesday, Aug 17
Aug 17, 9 am - 5 pm
Aug
17 - 22

Flyin' Hawaiian

Tuesday, Aug 17 - Sunday, Aug 22
Aug
17 - 18

Farnum Family

Tuesday, Aug 17 - Wednesday, Aug 18
Aug 17 & 18, three show daily
Aug
17

Clay Clear Band

Tuesday, Aug 17
Aug 17, 2 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm
Aug
17

Show-Me Stock Dog Trial

Tuesday, Aug 17
Aug 17, 9 am - 9 pm
Aug
17

Drive to Feed Kids

Tuesday, Aug 17
Aug 17, activities all day
Aug
18

Alec Davis

Wednesday, Aug 18
Aug 18, 8 pm - midnight
Aug
18

Dave Perryman & the Country Revue

Wednesday, Aug 18
Aug 15 & 18, three shows daily
Aug
18

Day of Dancing

Wednesday, Aug 18
Aug 18, 10 am - 3 pm
Aug
18 - 19

Ham & Bacon Demos

Wednesday, Aug 18 - Thursday, Aug 19
Ham & Bacon Demos
Aug 15 & 19, 2 pm - 4 pm
Aug 21, 10 am -12 pm

Ham Demos
Aug 18 & 22, 2 pm - 3 pm
Aug
18

Full Moon Band

Wednesday, Aug 18
Aug 18, 2 pm & 6 pm
Aug
18

Senior Day Activities

Wednesday, Aug 18
9 am - 1 pm: Vendor exhibits & booths open on exhibition arena floor
10 am - 11:50 pm: Free BINGO (prizes awarded)
12 pm - 12:25 pm: Welcome - special guests
12:30 - 1:25: Free line dancing lessons
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Open dance to live music featuring Country Ordaras Band
Aug
19 - 21

Homegrown Singer Contest Semi Final Round

Thursday, Aug 19 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 19-21, 4 pm
Aug
19

Virginia Tichenor

Thursday, Aug 19
Aug 19, three shows
Aug
19 - 21

Wine 101 Classes

Thursday, Aug 19 - Saturday, Aug 21
Aug 12-13: 12 pm & 2 pm
Aug 14: 12 pm
Aug 19-20: 12 pm & 2 pm
Aug 21: 12 pm
Aug
19

Soul Root

Thursday, Aug 19
Aug 19, 8 pm
Aug
19

The Vincents

Thursday, Aug 19
Aug 19, 2 pm & 6 pm
Aug
19 - 20

Dixie Union

Thursday, Aug 19 - Friday, Aug 20
Aug 19 & 20, three shows daily