Celebrate Conservation on Fri, Aug 13; Equine Shows Start Soon

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Published: July 23, 2021

Celebrate Conservation on Friday, August 13

Join us at the Missouri State Fair on Friday, Aug. 13, for Missouri Department of Conservation Day. Fairgoers will enjoy visiting the Conservation Building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for live animal exhibits and demonstrations.

Lots of other great activities planned for Aug. 13 including:

The Nace Brothers performing at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Madd Hoss Jackson at 9 p.m. on the Budweiser Stage.

Homegrown Singer Contest Preliminary Round, sponsored by Bimbo Bakeries USA, at 4 p.m. on the Budweiser Stage.

A full day of free entertainment like Rock-It Robot, sponsored by Missouri S & T, and Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie strolling the grounds. Don’t miss The Chipper Experience! Where Comedy & Magic Collide and Forever Simon & Garfunkel on the Touchstone Energy Stage.

Livestock shows including the market barrow show, poultry, beef cattle, lamb, draft mule shows and swine judging.

Competitive events including daylily, lily and African violet shows, dairy products contest, barbecue contest, and home economics foods contests.

Military Flag Retreat Ceremony, sponsored by Capital Materials, Starline Brass and Retrieving Freedom at 6 p.m. by the flagpole located near the Highway Patrol Office and Centennial Entrance.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting, sponsored by Starline Brass, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

MRCA Show-Me State Rodeo, presented by Area RAM Dealers, at 7 p.m. in the State Fair Arena; tickets available for purchase online or at the State Fair Box Office.

Russell Dickerson with Cassadee Pope at 7:30 p.m. in the State Fair Grandstand presented by CFM Insurance; tickets available online or at the State Fair Box Office.

Visit our website for more information on additional highlights for Missouri Department of Conservation Day, Friday, Aug. 13.

Equine Shows Starting Soon

The 4-H and FFA Horse Show begins on July 29, 2021, and marks the beginning of many equine shows and competitions held at the Missouri State Fair.

The 4-H and FFA Youth Horse Show will take place July 29 through Aug. 1 in the Mathewson Exhibition Center, Donnelly Area and Coliseum. Visit the online Premium Guide for complete show information, including rules, start times and classes.

Other equine shows happening at the 2021 Fair begin on Friday, Aug. 13, and continue through Sunday, Aug. 22. Shows and classes include the following:

Friday, Aug. 13
Light Draft Mule Show – 6 p.m. ¬– MFA Arena
Draft Mule Show – 7 p.m. – Coliseum

Saturday, Aug. 14
Open Mule Classes – 8 a.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center
Draft Mule, Light Draft Mule Hitches & Open Pleasure Classes – 12:30 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center
Grand & Reserve Champion Mule – 6 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center
Jumping Mules & Mule Game Classes – 6:30 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center

Sunday, Aug. 15
Jacks & Jennets Show – 8 a.m. – MFA Arena
Miniature Donkeys – Immediately following Jacks & Jennets – MFA Arena

Wednesday Aug. 18
Draft Horse Sled Pull – 12 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center

Thursday, Aug. 19 & Friday, Aug. 20
Gypsy Horse Show – 9 a.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center
Draft Horse Hitches – 6 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center

Saturday, Aug. 21
Belgian, Percheron & Clydesdale-Shire Show – 8 a.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center
Pony Pull – 1 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center
Draft Horse Hitches – 6 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center

Sunday, Aug. 22
Draft Horse Hitches – 1 p.m. – Mathewson Exhibition Center

Additional information and complete schedules for all equine events can be found in the online Premium Guide.