Fair-Time & Special Contests

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Entries now accepted.

Vendor Registration

**Vendor registration with the State of Missouri is required for individuals to be able to receive prize money from the Missouri State Fair. Please complete & submit the Vendor Input Form.

Submitted entries MUST match the name submitted on completed vendor input form. Entries & vendor input forms cannot be submitted under nicknames, non-legal farm names, middle names, etc. If entries do not correspond with the name on the vendor input form, delay of premium payments will occur.

Per Missouri State Fair Premium Guide general rules and regulations, premiums not claimed prior to December 31, 2024, will be forfeited. Premiums must be claimed by submitting a new Vendor Input Form each year.

**Vendor = a vendor is any person who shows at the Missouri State Fair & wins prize money.

The American flag in the opening day parade

Opening Day Parade

Everybody loves a parade! Come join us for this Fair Opening Day tradition.


The State Fair Queen reigns over the 11-day Fair in August & is an ambassador for the State Fair & Missouri agriculture year-round.

The Missouri State Fair queen driving a tractor
A man barbueing at the Missouri State Fair


Show-Me State Tailgate Throwdown

Truck/Tractor Pulls & Shows

Exciting Truck & Tractor Pulls & the impressive Old & Wow Tractor & Equipment Show

A man participating on a tractor pull

Horseshoe Pitching

Missouri State Fair Mixed Open Tournament

Missouri Waltz & Other Dance Contests

Waltz, Polka, Jitterbug, 2 Step & Line Dance

Dance contests at the Missouri State Fair
Three men participating in the fiddling contest

Fiddling Contest

Missouri Fiddling Championship

The Missouri State Fair does not require a premise identification number to show or exhibit livestock.

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