Fair-Time & Special Contests

You are viewing the 2023 Missouri State Fair participation and competition information. The 2024 information will be available in mid-April.

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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.


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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