Celebrate Agriculture at the 2021 Missouri State Fair

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Published: July 7, 2021

Join Us for Missouri’s Largest Agricultural Expo

The Missouri State Fair prides itself on offering agriculture education opportunities to thousands of fairgoers each year. Fun and interactive events, exhibits, competitions and shows held throughout the 11 days of the Fair are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry at the forefront. Come celebrate and join the fun while learning about agriculture at the 2021 Missouri State Fair!

The Agriculture Building is the showcase for all the great things that make agriculture Missouri’s number one industry. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and Missouri farmers, ranchers and commodity groups offer kid-friendly, hands-on interaction with agriculture everyday. The building is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Aug. 12-21 and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Aug. 22.

Agriculture Building highlights include the Missouri Grown Market, which offers fresh and nutritious products grown right here in the Show-Me State available for purchase daily. AgVenture offers opportunities to celebrate the history of Missouri agriculture. Live plants, crops and produce showing Missouri’s top commodities will also be on display.

The agriculture education opportunities at the Fair don’t stop in the Agriculture Building. Fairgoers can become immersed in agriculture at every turn. Missouri 4-H and FFA youth will be on hand to participate in the Let’s Talk Livestock and Barnyard Story Time programs.

Let’s Talk Livestock, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, showcases showmanship, animal care and more with demonstrations by the exhibitors with their show livestock.

Barnyard Story Time offers young fairgoers a chance to take a seat and listen to an agriculture story book read by a State Fair exhibitor or agriculture leader.

Demonstrations at various locations on the fairgrounds each day offer agriculture education to fairgoers of all ages. A can food exhibit sponsored by Woods Supermarket will be on display in the Agriculture Building to promote the Drive to Feed Kids. In addition, demonstrations on cured hams and bacon will take place in the Agriculture Building. Additional demonstrations on the Consumer Showcase Stage in the Home Economics Building and Food Demonstrations by University of Missouri Extension in the Mo-Ag Theatre showcasing historical recipes by Missouri chefs & cooks.

Since 1901, the Missouri State Fair has showcased agriculture in the state. Join “Our Missouri Celebration” at the 2021 Fair and see for yourself! The Fair runs from Aug. 12-22, in Sedalia.

What’s New – Photo Stations

Say “Cheese” at our Missouri State Fair Photo Stations, sponsored by Central Bank of Sedalia!

Capture your best moments at the 119th Missouri State Fair with five NEW photo stations! A total of eight FREE photo backdrops will be located around the fairgrounds to stop by and take a picture. These photo backdrops are sponsored by Central Bank of Sedalia and feature five new designs and three from previous years.

The new designs include a Grand Champion Lamb-themed station, Missouri Grown Farmers’ Market, a Free Entertainment Stage, a 2021 Instagram Photo Frame, and the Missouri Bicentennial. Returning designs include My First Fair, a Corn Growth Chart, and an award-winning pie station. While out exploring the Fair, keep an eye out or look for the Central Bank logo on your map to spot the stations. Hashtag #MSFPhotoStation on social media so we can see all of the fun you’re having at the 2021 Missouri State fair. We can’t wait to see you Aug. 12-22!

August 21 Daily Highlights

Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, will be celebrated at the 2021 Missouri State Fair on Aug. 21. This final Saturday of the Fair is full of something for everyone!

The highlight of the day is the Sale of Champions at 1:30 p.m. in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The sale features the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion steers, barrows, lambs, meat goats, pens of chickens and pens of rabbits from 4-H and FFA livestock shows. New this year will be the sale of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Hams and Bacons during the Sale of Champions. A commemorative Sale of Champions belt buckle will also be auctioned. A portion of the proceeds from the Sale support youth in agriculture scholarships.

Hank Williams, Jr. will perform in the State Fair Grandstand, presented by CFM Insurance starting at 7:30 p.m. with opener Walker Montgomery. Tickets are on sale now and prices begin at $30 for regular grandstand seats.

The State Fair Arena will feature the Bull Riding Competition, presented by Area RAM Dealers, with an 8 p.m. start time. Adult tickets are $14, children ages 6-12 are $7 and kids 5 and under are free if sitting on an adult’s lap.

A full line up of events will be offered all day on Aug. 21 including acts on the various free stages and across the Fairgrounds, demonstrations, livestock shows and contests, carnival midway, shopping, Fair food and more! Visit the Fair’s website to learn more.

We hope you join us on Aug. 21 for “Our Missouri Celebration” at the 2021 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.