Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo is Aug 11-21, in Sedalia

Join Us for Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo

The Missouri State Fair prides itself on offering agriculture education opportunities to thousands of fairgoers each year. There are fun and interactive events, exhibits, competitions and shows that take place throughout the 11 days of the Fair that are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry at the forefront. Come celebrate and check off your State Fair bucket list learning about agriculture at the 2022 Missouri State Fair!

The Agriculture Building is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Aug. 11-20 and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Aug. 21. The 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 every day.

Highlights of the Agriculture Building include the Missouri Grown Market. They offer fresh and nutritious products grown in the Show-Me State available for purchase daily. AgVenture is an agriculture education booth that offers opportunities to celebrate the history of Missouri agriculture. Live plants, crops and produce showing Missouri’s top commodities will also be on display.

Demonstrations take place at various locations throughout the Fair that offer agriculture education to all fairgoers. Demonstrations on cured hams and bacon will take place in the Agriculture Building. Other various demonstrations will be taking place on the Consumer Showcase Stage in the Home Economics Building. Food Demonstrations presented by University of Missouri Extension will take place in the Mo-Ag Theatre. A canned food exhibit, sponsored by Woods Supermarket, will be on display in the Agriculture Building to promote the Drive to Feed Kids.

Agriculture education opportunities at the Fair take place all across the Fairgrounds. Fairgoers can become immersed in agriculture around every corner. 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 gives fairgoers an opportunity to talk with exhibitors about their projects and learn more about them. It showcases showmanship, animal care and more with demonstrations by the exhibitors with their livestock sponsored by Tractor Supply Company

Barnyard Story Time, located at the Children’s Barnyard, will take place at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 12-20. This 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.

Join us for Missouri’s number one agricultural expo at the 2022 Missouri State Fair, Aug. 11-21, 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 120th 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 returning from last year.

The new designs include Chuggin’ into My First Fair, Swine Barn Celebrating 100 Years, Eatin’ Good and Gettin’ Big, a 2022 Instagram Photo Frame, and Buckets of Fun. Returning designs include Grand Champion Lamb-themed station, Missouri Grown Farmers’ Market, and a Free Entertainment Stage. While out exploring the Fair, keep an eye out or look for the Central Bank logo on your map to spot the stations. Be sure to use the hashtag #MSFPhotoStation on social media so we can see all of the fun you’re having at the 2022 Missouri State Fair. We can’t wait to see you Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia!

Aug 20 Highlights

Join the Missouri State Fair in celebrating Youth in Agriculture Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. Enjoy a number of free entertainment events throughout the day such as Cedar Creek Band and Dirt Road Addiction on the Budweiser Stage and the semifinal rounds of the Homegrown Singer Contest, as well as enjoy the Pony Pull and the Draft Horse Halter classes.

The Sale of Champions will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The sale will feature the Grand and Reserve Champion steers, barrows, lambs, meat goats, pens of chickens, pens of rabbits, hams and bacon from 4-H and FFA shows happening earlier on during the Fair. Each year, thirty percent of each animal’s total sale value goes to the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture Fund, which provides educational programs, competitive events and scholarships for agricultural youth.

The Bull Riding Competition, located in the State Fair Arena, will begin at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $14, children ages 6-12 are $7 and entry for children ages 5 and younger is free if sitting on an adults lap.

Rounding out the lineup of concerts for the 2022 Fair will be Justin Moore, performing with opener Heath Sanders at 7:30 p.m. in the State Fair Grandstand, presented by CFM Insurance. Tickets are available through Etix and prices begin at $30 for regular grandstand seats.

We hope you will join us in Sedalia for a number of events, free entertainment and “Buckets of Fun” at the 2022 Missouri State Fair!

The MSF Truck & Farm Tractor Pull event has been canceled. View refund information and details.