Regular Carnival Tickets
Carnival tickets can be purchased at the fair for your convenience.
Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
- $30 weekday (Monday-Thursday)
- $35 weekend (Friday – Sunday)
- $17 (half price) final Sunday
- 4 tickets for $5
- 25 tickets for $25
- 55 tickets for $50 (includes a value book, provided by Wade Shows, good for concession/game incentives/coupons – $30-$40 value)
Buy Advance Carnival Tickets Early and Save!
$24 advance unlimited carnival ride (available July 1 – Aug 10)
One day unlimited carnival rides
Purchase online only
$34 advance unlimited daily deal (available July 1 – Aug 10)
One day unlimited carnival rides & adult admission
Military Coupon – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband for military & immediate family, purchased at the Fair, Aug 14 only, with coupon available at admission gate.
Missouri Farm Bureau Coupon – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the Fair, Aug 15 only, with coupon from Missouri County Farm Bureau Offices.
$2 Tuesday Deal – Most carnival rides $2 all day, Tuesday, Aug 16 only, some exclusions may apply.
Rural Missouri – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, Aug 19 (Missouri Electric Cooperatives Day) only, with coupon available in Rural Missouri Magazine.
Carnival Midway Hours
The carnival midway opens by noon on Monday – Friday and by 11 am on Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting. The midway closes at approximately 11 pm on Monday – Friday & at approximately midnight on Saturday & Sunday, at the Carnival Company’s discretion and depending on weather.
Wristbands are sold until 9:30 p.m. each day and are valid only on the day of sale (no refunds), at the Carnival Company’s discretion and depending on weather.
Discover new events and specials every day!
Events will be added as they are confirmed. Comprehensive schedules will be available closer to Fair time.
Wade Shows, Inc. is the carnival operator of the Missouri State Fair. Visit their website for more information about carnival rides and height requirements.
The Missouri State Fair (MSF) takes seriously the safety of the fairgoing public. MSF complies with all regulations established by Missouri Department of Public Safety and welcomes their inspectors on the carnival midway. Regulations can be found dfs.dps.mo.gov.
In addition to meeting required safety regulations, the MSF also requires that a third party, nationally certified carnival ride inspector is on the Fairgrounds throughout the entire Fair overseeing ride safety.