Gate Admission


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Advanced Adult Gate Admission Tickets

Cannot combine with other promotions/coupons
$10 Advanced Adult Gate Admission (a savings of $2)
Available: July – Aug 11
Purchase in person at: Missouri State Fair Box Office, Orscheln Farm & Home Stores & Break Time Convenience Stores
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Regular Gate Admission for 2021 Missouri State Fair, Aug 12-22

  • Single Day Adult: $12
  • Seniors (age 60 & over): $8
  • Youth (ages 6-12): $3
  • Kids (age 5 & under): FREE

Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair

Group Sales

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2021 Gate Admission Specials & Coupons

Cannot be combined with other promotions or coupons.

$5 after 5 pm: August 15-19 (Sunday – Thursday)

Lunch Bunch: Aug 16-19 (Monday – Thursday)
Take a break from the workplace and join us on the Fairgrounds for lunch. Admission is FREE* on Aug 16-19 from 11 am -2 pm. Grab your coworkers and head to the Lunch Bunch Booth at Centennial entrance.
*Purchase a special lunch bunch gate admission ticket at Centennial entrance after 11 am. Return ticket by 2 pm and receive a full refund. No refund will be issued after 2 pm.

Thursday, Aug 12
Family Value Day

$4 gate admission all day age 13+
$2 age 6-12
Opening Day specials at select concessions & vendors

Friday, Aug 13
Missouri Department of Conservation Day

Visit the Conservation Building for live animal exhibits & demos

Saturday, Aug 14
Salute to Our Heroes Opening Weekend

Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day
Free gate admission for Law Enforcement/Firefighters-EMTs-Paramedics with appropriate I.D. $1 gate admission for immediate family members (spouse & dependent children)

Sunday, Aug 15
Salute to Our Heroes Opening Weekend

Military Appreciation Day, Sponsored by Otelco
Free gate admission for active military, veterans & delayed entry recruits with appropriate I.D.  $1 admission for immediate family members (spouse & dependent children)

Monday, Aug 16
Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day

$1 off adult gate admission with coupon available at County Farm Bureau offices

Tuesday, Aug 17
Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday
to benefit Feeding Missouri
Adult & Senior Admission Discount: Give a minimum $2 donation to Feeding Missouri OR donate a minimum of 2 non-perishable food items at the tent outside the Centennial ticket booth to receive a coupon redeemable for $2 admission at the ticket booth. Regular admission prices apply with no can donation ($12, ages 13+)
Carnival Discount: Most carnival rides $2 all day *some exclusions may apply
Vendor/Concession Discount: $2 specials at select concessions & vendors

Wednesday, Aug 18
Senior Appreciation Day, Sponsored by Sedalia Democrat

$2 off adult & senior gate admission with special front page sticker available on today’s Sedalia Democrat newspaper

Thursday, Aug 19
Throwback Thursday
$5 gate admission all day age 13+
FREE kids 12 & under 

Friday, Aug 20
Missouri Electric Cooperatives Day

Saturday, Aug 21
Youth in Agriculture Day, Sponsored by Missouri Department of Agriculture

Specials at select concessions & vendors

Sunday, Aug 22
Half Price Day

$6 gate admission all day age 13+
$1 age 6-12