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THE TRADITIONAL MISSOURI STATE FAIR WILL PIVOT TO A YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW, AUG 13-23. LEARN MORE HERE >>

ACCESSIBILITY
The Missouri State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all guests; visit the Accessibility page for detailed information.

ADMISSION
Gate admission has been canceled for the 2020 Missouri State Fair.

ANIMALS
The Fair features livestock shows in cattle, swine, sheep, goat, llamas, poultry, rabbits, mules and donkeys, and horses. For a complete listing of judged events, see the Judging Schedule. Want to enter a competition? Visit the Premium Guide.

ATMs
A limited number of ATMs will be available on the fairgrounds.

BICYCLES / SKATES / SKATEBOARDS / SCOOTERS
These are prohibited on the fairgrounds with the exception of motorized scooters for handicapped persons.

CAMPING
View the Public Campground page for detailed information on public and reserved camping during the Fair. The Fairgrounds also offers year-round camping services.

CARNIVAL & MIDWAY / RIDES
Carnival & Midway are canceled for the 2020 Missouri State Fair.

COMPETITIONS
Visit the Judging Schedule for details about all judged competitions; to enter a competition see the Premium Guide.

CONCESSIONAIRE / VENDOR SPACE
The first step in obtaining space at the Missouri State Fair is to complete and return a registration form to declare your interest and to describe your product or service.

View the Commercial Space page for information on obtaining concessionaire and vendor space.

As space becomes available, all registration forms are reviewed and Fair staff will contact those applications selected for further consideration.

CONTESTS
Special contest have been canceled for the 2020 Missouri State Fair. There will only be youth livestock shows.

COOLERS
Fair patrons are welcome to bring their own coolers to the Fair, provided they do not contain alcoholic beverages. Coolers are subject to search at the admission gate.

CREDIT CARDS
Find credit card information here.

DATES
The 2020 Missouri State Fair begins on Aug. 13- 23 for youth livestock shows only.

  • 2021: August 12-22
  • 2022: August 11-21

DIRECTIONS
Visit the Map & Directions page for detailed information about traveling to the Fair.

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Emergencies should be promptly reported to any member of the Missouri State Fair Staff or a Highway Patrol Officer.

EMPLOYMENT
View the Employment page for details about employment at the Missouri State Fair.

EXHIBITORS
Information about becoming an exhibitor at the Fair is provided in the Premium Guide.

FIRST AID
Treatment and supplies are available at the First Aid Station, located on the west side of the Firehouse (east of the Highway Gardens).

SIGN UP FOR WEATHER ALERTS
Receive text message updates on weather and other public safety concerns through Pettis County Nixle Alerts. This service is available to help keep fairgoers informed about public safety, such as possible updates of inclement weather, that could arise during the Missouri State Fair. Messages are for informational purposes only and do not replace other warnings or directives in an emergency situation. There is no fee for this service, but individual cell phone text service charges do apply.

Two ways to sign up:

  1. Visit https://bit.ly/2OQm680 and sign up for the email and/or text messaging options.
    • You’ll have to put in an address. Please use the Missouri State Fair’s listed below:
      2503 W 16TH St
      Sedalia, MO 65301
  2. Smart phone users can scan the QR code below to sign up. Choose email and/or text messaging options and use the address listed above.
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HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY
The Missouri State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all guests; visit the Accessibility page for detailed information.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Visit the Hours of Operation page for details about State Fair gate and exhibition hours.

INTERNET ACCESS
Free Wi-Fi Service is provided on the fairgrounds.

JOBS
View the Employment page for details about employment at the Missouri State Fair.

LOCATION
Visit the Map & Directions page for detailed information about traveling to the Fair.

LODGING
View lodging information about local hotels, motels and bed and breakfast accommodations.

LOST & FOUND
If you’ve lost something during your visit to the Fair, please visit the Administration Building located in between the Mathewson Exhibition Center and the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.

MAP
The Missouri State Fair Map is available as a downloadable document for your convenience.

MIDWAY
Carnival & Midway are canceled for the 2020 Missouri State Fair.

NON-FAIR / YEAR-ROUND EVENTS
A downloadable calendar of year-round / off-season events is available, and monthly calendar email updates are available upon request.

Additional information is available on the Year Round Events Facilities Rentals page.

PARKING
Find parking information here.

PETS
The only pets permitted on the fairgrounds are:

  1. Service animals for persons with disabilities
  2. On-duty police dogs
  3. Trained animals appearing in scheduled event
  4. Animals entered in scheduled exhibitions and/or competitions

PHOTOS
Official Fair photographers post the photos they take on their websites for individuals to purchase. Visit the Official Missouri State Fair Photographers page for a complete list of photographers and their websites.

PICNIC AREAS
Picnic tables are available in parking areas, the Kids Zone located behind the MEC Building and in the Highway Gardens.

PREMIUM GUIDE
Visit the Premium Guide page to access the ultimate guide to State Fair competitions and events. The Premium Guide will be available in April.

RESULTS
Competition results are typically posted within 2-3 days beginning Aug 15.

REFUNDS
Fees for open show entries, admission, & parking will be issued automatically. Please submit requests for any other refunds in writing for our review. If a credit card was used as the initial form of payment, any Fair fees will be refunded to that card, if possible. Fees will otherwise be refunded via check. Third party service fees cannot be refunded by the Missouri State Fair. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

RIDES
Carnival & Midway are canceled for the 2020 Missouri State Fair.

SCHEDULE
Find the daily schedule here and the judging schedule here.

SOUVENIRS
Looking for official souvenirs?! Stop by the Missouri State Fair Foundation official souvenir stand located east of the Swine Barn, across from the FFA Building.

TICKETS
Gate admission has been canceled for the 2020 Missouri State Fair.

VENDOR SPACE
The first step in obtaining space at the Missouri State Fair is to complete and return a registration form to declare your interest and to describe your product or service.

View the Commercial Space page for information on obtaining concessionaire and vendor space.

As space becomes available, all registration forms are reviewed and Fair staff will contact those applications selected for further consideration.

VIDEO RECORDERS
Video recording is permitted throughout the fairgrounds.

Have questions about the Missouri State Fair? Contact us!