Updates for 2024

The Premium Guide, a comprehensive tool for State Fair exhibitors, is live on the Fair’s website.

NOTE: While these NEW items are listed, they do not replace exhibitor’s requirement for reading ALL of the General Rules & Regulation, Animal Health Requirements, and Department Rules & Regulations.


Poultry – Josh Stephans
Home Economics – Kelsie Morris
Queen Contest – Natalie Ayers and Maria Birdsong

New – Shows/Contests


  • Draft Pony Show
  • New classes for 4-H/FFA Horse Show


  • New breeds and classes


  • New breeds and 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

Horseshoe Pitching

  • Location changed to the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall and new dates – August 8-9

Youth in Ag/Sale of Champions

  • Inaugural Best of Missouri Awards and Sale – Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall – August 17

New – Rules

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 5:00 p.m.

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.

New – Cancelled Competitions

Arena Events

  • Truck and Tractor Pulls