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July 31, 2020 A message from Missouri State Veterinarian Steve Strubberg DVM Missouri State Fair Swine Exhibitors: Please be aware of some new health requirements for exhibiting swine at the 2020 Missouri State Fair. Your animals will require health examinations by our personnel prior to being housed in the Swine Pavilion. To facilitate our examinations … Continue reading “Reminder: New Health Requirements for Swine Exhibitors”

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July 31, 2020 A reminder for State Fair exhibitors – Due to positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health is asking for your help in stepping up our animal health protocols at the Missouri State Fair. Exhibitors of hooved livestock (including horses, cattle, swine, sheep and goats) that … Continue reading “Important Exhibitor Information – Vesicular Stomatitis”

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July 28, 2020 Find out what’s Happening! Is there an admission fee? Where do I park? Will you have food? Can I still camp? Do I have to wear a mask? You have questions…we have answers! We know you are curious to know what to expect at the 2020 MSF Youth Livestock Show, so we … Continue reading “Find Out What’s Happening at the 2020 MSF youth Livestock”

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July 17, 2020 2020 Missouri State Fair Pivots to a Youth Livestock Show Back to basics approach focuses on youth exhibitions SEDALIA, Mo. – Today, the Missouri State Fair announced that the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. … Continue reading “2020 Missouri State Fair Pivots to a Youth Livestock Show”

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Please note: This information was released prior to the Fair’s announcement on July 17 that the Fair would be pivoting to a 4-H and FFA Fair only. The information below has been updated to reflect those changes. Click here to read the announcement. Learn more >> July 15, 2020 Entry Forms and Competition Updates Entries … Continue reading “4-H and FFA Entries Accepted; Sale of Champions”

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Missouri State Fairgrounds Improvements Check out all the great updates happening on the historic Fairgrounds. Below are improvements that will be completed for the 2020 Missouri State Fair 4-H and FFA Show, Aug 13-23: DIRECTORS TENT: Replaced with a 100 x 200 pre-fabricated, open air metal building to use as an event center for the Missouri … Continue reading “Fairgrounds Improvements”

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June 22, 2020 At the direction of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) State Veterinarian’s office, the Missouri State Fair will not host rabbit shows at the State Fair this August due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2). Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease … Continue reading “2020 State Fair Rabbit Shows Canceled Due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2)”

COVID-19 UPDATE

May 13, 2020
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May 13, 2020 The Missouri State Fair is a time-honored tradition that dates back to 1901. It’s a celebration of the best of the best of Missouri, and is the premier showcase for agriculture in our great state. Fair staff, superintendents and commission look forward to planning the Fair each year. COVID-19 has certainly brought … Continue reading “COVID-19 UPDATE”

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New Online Portal for Exhibitor Camping Reservations A new online portal for submission of exhibitor camping reservation requests is expected to go live at 9 a.m. on the Fair’s website tomorrow, May 1. A downloadable and printable form will also be available for those who do not wish to utilize the online system. The form … Continue reading “Exhibitor Camping Reservations Available May 1”

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Online Premium Guide Now Available Updated April 29, 2020 Entry forms will now be available starting June 1. April 23, 2020 The Missouri State Fair Online Premium Guide is now available, announcing shows and contests that will take place during the annual event to be held Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia. Schedules and important information including official rules … Continue reading “Online Premium Guide & Exhibitor Camping Reservations Update”

COVID-19 UPDATE

April 10, 2020
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April 10, 2020 With the Missouri State Fair just under four months away, we wanted to let everyone know that our staff, superintendents and commission are continuing to plan and prepare for the annual Fair, Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia. We are looking forward to bringing you the best of the best in Missouri agriculture, food, … Continue reading “COVID-19 UPDATE”

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April 1, 2020 (SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 27 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college. “Supporting higher education for Missouri agriculture … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Scholarships Awarded to 4-H and FFA Youth”

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March 23, 2020 The deadline for Missouri State Fair exhibitor swine DNA cards to be postmarked has been extended to June 15. This extension is to assist exhibitors with meeting the requirements of the DNA cards. Other important dates and deadlines for exhibitors will continued to be reviewed and modified if necessary as situations change.  … Continue reading “Deadline for swine DNA cards extended”

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March 17, 2020 In the interest of public health related to COVID-19 concerns, all events scheduled to be held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds between now and May 10, 2020 have been canceled. These actions are in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC and are necessary to protect the health of your family, … Continue reading “Fairgrounds events canceled through May 10”

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March 10, 2020 The Missouri State Fair Commission voted to approve a plan to implement a cattle barn bedding pilot project. The project will provide stall bedding for cattle exhibitors during the 2020 Missouri State Fair. “This project has been a priority for the Commission and Missouri State Fair staff,” said Fair Director Mark Wolfe. … Continue reading “Cattle barn bedding pilot project implemented for 2020 Missouri State Fair”