Opening Weekend Highlights & Win Free Stuff

Join us for a Salute to our Heroes Opening Weekend of the 2022 Missouri State Fair!

Saturday, Aug. 13 is Law Enforcement / Firefighter Appreciation Day, sponsored by Pepsi, the official soft drink of the Fair. Help show appreciation to Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics who will receive FREE gate admission to the Fair with appropriate I.D. and $1 admission for immediate family members.

Swing by the Missouri State Fair Fire Department and congratulate them on 60 years of Fair service! Did you know it’s the only fully operational fire department in the United States that operates for only 11 days a year? WOW! Check out our website for a list of MSF Fire Department demonstrations that will take place at the Fair this year.

Sunday, Aug. 14 is Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by GoNetspeed, a tribute to all military service men and women! The Fair is proud to honor all past and present military men and women who will receive FREE gate admission with appropriate I.D. and $1 admission for immediate family members. A Military Resource Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. just east of the Mathewson Exhibition Center and a “Show Me Strong” Military Appreciation Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. inside the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Give a special thanks to GoNetspeed for providing free Wi-Fi service across the entire Fairgrounds.

Join us in honoring our military service men and women during the daily Military Flag Retreat Ceremony, sponsored by Capital Materials, Retrieving Freedom, Inc. and Starline Brass, in a new location in front of the Historic Administration Building. The
ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 11 and at 5:30 p.m., Aug 12-21. This year’s honorees will be announced soon.

Plan your visit to the 2022 Missouri State Fair, Aug. 11 – 21, in Sedalia!

Win Free Stuff!

The Missouri State Fair and free stuff? Just one more reason to plan your trip to the Fair! Want to learn about all the fun ways you can win free goodies at the Fair? Keep on reading!

Check out these fun activities and prizes made possible by our sponsors:

  • Ticket Tuesday: Bet we can make Tuesday your favorite day of the week! Follow the Missouri State Fair on social media and look out for the Ticket Tuesday posts for a chance to win two tickets to one of the eight acts performing at the 2022 Fair! Thanks to our sponsor, Family Farm & Home Center of Sedalia, you could a State Fair concert for FREE!
  • Missouri Grown Trivia Challenge: Make sure to brush up on your Missouri history, agriculture knowledge and the Missouri State Fair and be on the lookout for the Missouri Grown Trivia Challenge team on the Fairgrounds. Each day, fairgoers will have the opportunity to answer a trivia question—answer correctly and win official Missouri Grown prizes!
  • Casey’s Selfie Spots: STOP. Let me take a selfie! Snap a picture with one of the Casey’s selfie spots scattered throughout the Fairgrounds. Post it using #MyMSFSelfie for a chance to win a large one topping pizza from Casey’s!
  • Find the Missouri Wine Challenge: Follow the Missouri State Fair on Facebook and look out for “Find the Missouri Wine” posts during Fair time! Find the wine logo on the fairgrounds and win Grandstand and State Fair Arena tickets. Don’t hesitate, only the first to make it there will win!

You won’t want to miss these contests and a chance to win amazing prizes! Join us, Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia at the 2022 Missouri State Fair and fill up your bucket with all of the free goodies!

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