Become a State Fair Exhibitor

Entries now being accepted for livestock and competitive exhibits

Entries are now being accepted for all Missouri 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 payment(s). Premium checks will be issued after Aug. 18, 2024 and must be claimed prior to Dec. 31, 2024. All shows and competitions have entry deadlines, which are listed within the rules and regulations for each department.

Important competition updates are available on the website including new shows/contests which include:

  • Equine – Draft Pony and new classes for 4-H/FFA Horse Show
  • Rabbits & Poultry – new breeds & classes
  • Boer Goats – concurrent Open Boer Goat Shows
  • Dairy Cattle – Quiz Bowl
  • 4-H Building – online auction of projects
  • Dairy Products – contest location moved to Taylor Woods Youth Building
  • Horse Show Pitching – location changed to Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall and new dates, Aug. 8-9
  • Carcass Awards, Inaugural Best of Missouri Award and Sale and Youth in Agriculture/Sale of Champions – Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall, Aug. 17

New show/contest rules and updates include:

  • DNA Samples – Hair samples collected for market livestock – Steers/Market Heifers, Barrows, Meat Goats and Lambs.
  • Entry Deadline – Livestock entry deadline is July 8 at 5 p.m. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Animal Health – Updated rules and regulations provided by the Missouri Department of Agriculture Animal Health Department.
  • Beef Cattle – Bedding fees ($10) per head will now be included in the entry fees. There will be no separate charge for bedding fees.

Exhibitors age 12 and under will again be admitted free to the 11-day Fair, while exhibitors age 13 and older will be able to purchase up to 40 single-day exhibitor admission tickets at a special price of $8. The discounted exhibitor tickets are available at time of entry and from the Fair’s business office through Aug. 7. These tickets will not be available at the gate, and they do not include exhibitor parking.

The 2024 Missouri State Fair, themed “Summer’s Best Story” is Aug. 8-18, in Sedalia.