Nominate a Veteran; Submit Your State Fair Traditions

Nominate a Veteran/Active Duty Military Service Member

The deadline to nominate a Missouri veteran or active duty service member for the 2023 Missouri State Fair Military Flag Retreat, sponsored by Capital Materials, Retrieving Freedom, Inc., and Starline Brass, is quickly approaching!

The Military Flag Retreat Ceremony honors veterans and active duty service members from across Missouri, and will be held in front of Historic Administration Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The ceremony will take place all 11 days of the Missouri State Fair and honor one individual each evening.

As a part of the selection process, individuals can be nominated using a form available on the Missouri State Fair website. Nominees must be Missouri residents and available to attend one of the 11 days of the 121st Missouri State Fair, Aug. 10-20. Once a nomination form is complete, it can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Missouri State Fair. The deadline to submit nominations is July 5, 2023.

Send in your nominations now to join us in honoring our military service men and women at the Military Flag Retreat Ceremony at the 2023 Missouri State Fair!

Submit Your State Fair Traditions

Traditions bring people together like no other. The Missouri State Fair has been a tradition for our state since 1901. This year, we are asking our fairgoers to share their favorite Fair traditions, which will be showcased on our social media and at the Fair!

These traditions can be anything from visiting your favorite lemonade stand, watching the pig races, riding carnival rides, or spending every day at the Fair showing livestock with your family. Big or small, we want to know about it!

Complete the form on our website to share your Missouri State Fair traditions and photos. Submit them by July 21 to be entered to win two tickets to each of the 2023 Missouri State Fair concerts. The winner will be selected at random and notified via email.