Missouri State Fair Premium Guide Now Available

Rules and classes for livestock shows and contest now available

Those interested in competing at the State Fair this year can now access the livestock shows and contests rules and classes on the Fair’s website.

Rules and classes are organized in the online Premium Guide, sponsored by Midwest Dairy, a comprehensive tool guide for exhibitors. Exhibitors are encouraged to explore the Premium Guide for information, and to note any changes to their particular areas of showing/competing.

Exhibitors can also view a list of competition updates on the Fair’s website. Rule changes, new contests and shows, new superintendents and more can be found there. New livestock shows and competitive exhibit contests have been added including a new draft pony show and a dairy cattle quiz bowl. Due to the increase in Boer goats, additional Boer goat shows have been added, and new breeds and classes have been added for poultry, rabbits and the 4-H/FFA Horse Show. The Inaugural Best of Missouri Awards and Sale is an exciting addition featuring award-winning bacons, hams, carcass, wines, cheeses and Missouri Grown products. The Sale benefits the Youth in Agriculture scholarship program.

Entries for State Fair livestock shows and competitive exhibits will be accepted starting Wednesday, May 1. Exhibitors are encouraged to access the online entry and payment system via the online portal. Downloadable entry forms will also be available, with payment submitted via credit card, cash or check.

Exhibitors 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 122nd Missouri State Fair, themed “Summer’s Best Story” is Aug 8-18, 2024, in Sedalia.