Gate Admission


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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, sponsored by
$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

FREE LED night light to first 1,500 visitors to the MEC Building today

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

Specials at select concessions & vendors

Sunday, Aug 22
Half Price Day, sponsored by Missouri Department of Public Safety – State Emergency Management
$6 gate admission all day age 13+
$1 age 6-12