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Final Four Nights of Missouri State Fair Concerts Announced 2021 State Fair Grandstand presented by CFM Insurance The final four nights of concerts in the Missouri State Fair Grandstand presented by CFM Insurance have just been announced. The Beach Boys will entertain audiences on the State Fair Grandstand stage on Wednesday, Aug 18. As The … Continue reading “Final Four Nights of Missouri State Fair Concerts”

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Published: May 12, 2021 Entries now being accepted for livestock and competitive exhibits Entries are now being accepted online for all State Fair livestock shows and competitive exhibits. Complete rules and regulations for all shows and contests are available in the online Premium Guide.  All entrants must complete the vendor input form to receive premium … Continue reading “Become a State Fair Exhibitor”

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Published: May 10, 2021 First Four Nights of Missouri State Fair Concerts Announced 2021 State Fair Grandstand presented by CFM Insurance The Missouri State Fair is excited to announce the first four concerts for the 2021 State Fair Grandstand presented by CFM Insurance. Trace Adkins will open the 2021 grandstand concert series on Opening Day, … Continue reading “State Fair Concerts are Back!”

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Published: April 13, 2021 State Fair Premium Guide Now Available Online Exhibitors encouraged to enter via online portal Missouri State Fair exhibitors interested in competing at the State Fair this year can now access the Premium Guide, a comprehensive tool for State Fair exhibitors, on the Fair’s website, mostatefair.com. The Premium Guide includes important rules and … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Premium Guide and Exhibitor Camping Info”

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Story update as of April 26, 2021: The original story, posted on April 6, listed the original recipients of the scholarship. Schyler Angell will be attending college out of state and therefore is unable to accept the scholarship. Libby Endicott, of Gallatin, replaces Schyler as a recipient of a $2,500 supreme scholarship offered by the … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Awards Scholarships to 4-H and FFA Youth”

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Published: March 22, 2021 State Fair staff and superintendents are making plans to bring back a traditional Missouri State Fair, Aug. 12-22, in Sedalia. A compete line up of livestock shows and competitive exhibits, concerts, motorsports events, rodeo and bull riding, vendors and concessionaires, carnival midway, special events and more is in the planning stages … Continue reading “Join “Our Missouri Celebration,” Aug 12-22 in Sedalia”

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Published: December 9, 2020 The Missouri State Fair recently celebrated many honors at the 2020 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) virtual convention. Among the awards received included the prestigious Agriculture Judges’ Choice Award for the new first-time exhibitor grant program. The program was facilitated and in partnership with the Missouri State Fair Foundation. The Agriculture Judges’ Choice Award … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Wins Big at IAFE Virtual Convention”

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Published: November 5, 2020 The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applications Now Available”