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The Missouri State Fair will be held as scheduled August 13-23, 2020. However, the Fair will look differently than previous years. This page is designed to be quick glimpse at those differences. As it’s confirmed, new information will be added so check back often. This list is specific for the 2020 Fair. It is our sincere hope to bring back these events/shows/exhibits (and more!) in 2021.

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

WHAT IS HAPPENING

As they are confirmed, events will be added to the website. Check the Daily Schedules page often to stay in the know!

CARNIVAL MIDWAY will be open.

Check the JUDGING SCHEDULE for livestock and competitive exhibit dates and times. Visit the PREMIUM GUIDE for entry and deadline information.

STATE FAIR ARENA will host the Rodeo, Bull Riding and Demolition Derby.

GRANDSTAND will host all Truck and Tractor Pulls and Auto Races.

PUBLIC & LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR CAMPGROUNDS will be open.

KIDS STAGE, TOUCHSTONE STAGE & BUDWEISER STAGE will feature free entertainment.

OTHER FREE ENTERTAINMENT across the grounds.

SPECIAL EVENTS like the Opening Day Parade, Opening Ceremony, Homegrown Singer Contest, & Governor’s Ham Breakfast will be held.

SALE OF CHAMPIONS will be held.

VENDOR BUILDINGS & TENTS will be open.

EVENT/ENTERTAINMENT CANCELLATIONS

BUTTER COW will not be displayed this year at the Gerken Dairy Center.

DITZFELD STAGE has be canceled.

EXCEPTIONAL RODEO has been canceled.

GRANDSTAND CONCERTS have been canceled.

MILITARY FLAG RETREAT CEREMONY will not be held. Check back for more information on other military recognitions planned for 2020.

MISSOURI GROWN BISTRO will not be open.

MISSOURI JAYCEE ACCESS DAY has been canceled.

MISSOURI TRAVEL ALLIANCE TOURISM TRADE SHOW has been canceled.

SENIOR DANCE & ACTIVITIES IN THE MATHEWSON have been canceled.

SHOW-ME STOCK DOG TRIALS have been canceled.

LIVESTOCK SHOW CANCELLATIONS

4-H/FFA SHEEP FITTING CONTEST has been canceled.

BEEFALO BEEF CATTLE SHOW has been canceled.

LEADLINE SHOWS has been canceled.

PINZGAUER BEEF CATTLE SHOW has been canceled.

RABBIT SHOWS have been canceled. Learn more >>

COMPETITIVE EXHIBIT CANCELLATIONS

4-H BUILDING CHICKEN BAR-B-Q CONTEST has been canceled.

4-H BUILDING DEMONSTRATIONS have been canceled.

4-H ROBOTICS has been canceled.

FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT FEDERATED GARDEN CLUB SHOW has been canceled.

FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT “TURTLES NATIVE TO MISSOURI” EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY has been canceled.

HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT RABBIT COOKING CONTEST has been canceled.

HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT MISSOURI CONSERVATION AGENTS ASSOCIATION, NATURE’S HARVEST COOK-OFF has been canceled.

HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT MISSOURI CONSERVATION AGENTS ASSOCIATION, WILD GAME & FISH GAME COOK-OFF has been canceled.

HORSESHOE PITCHING CONTEST has been canceled.

PEDAL PULL has been canceled.

OTHER UPDATES

ADVANCED ADMISSION tickets will not be offered in 2020. For gate admission prices and deals click here.

ANTIQUE CLASSIC TRACTOR PULL has been moved to the Grandstand. Free, all ages.

COMPETITION UPDATES can be viewed here.

GARDEN TRACTOR AND MINI ROD & TRUCK PULL has been moved to the Grandstand. Free, all ages.

MoDOT BUILDING will not be open.

MISSOURI STOCK ANTIQUE-CLASSIC TRACTOR ASSOCIATION has been moved to the Grandstand. Free, all ages.

MSF TRUCK & FARM TRACTOR PULL has been moved to the Grandstand. Tickets: $10 adults (13+). Free kids 12 & under.

YOUTH DORMS will not be open.