Fair-Time & Special Contests

You are viewing the 2022 Missouri State Fair participation and competition information. The 2023 information will be available in mid-April.

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Entry Submission

Submit entries to entries@mda.mo.gov

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.

**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.

Homegrown Singer

Do you have what it takes to be the next Homegrown Singer?

A man holding up the Homegrown Singer trophy
The Missouri State Fair queen driving a tractor


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


Show-Me State Tailgate Throwdown

A man barbueing at the Missouri State Fair
A man participating on a tractor pull

Truck/Tractor Pulls & Shows

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

Horseshoe Pitching

Missouri State Fair Mixed Open Tournament

Dance contests at the Missouri State Fair

Missouri Waltz & Other Dance Contests

Waltz, Polka, Jitterbug, 2 Step & Line Dance

For Seniors age 60 & Over

Fiddling Contest

Missouri Fiddling Championship

Three men participating in the fiddling contest
Kids participating in a special contest on the Kids Stage

Special On The Spot Contests

Touchstone Energy Stage and Kids Stage

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

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