Regular Carnival Tickets
Carnival tickets can be purchased at the fair for your convenience.
Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
- $35 weekday (Monday-Thursday)
- $40 weekend (Friday – Sunday)
- $25 (Thrifty Thursday) Aug 17
- $20 (half price) final Sunday
- 5 tickets for $6
- 30 tickets for $30
- 55 tickets for $50 (includes a value book, provided by Wade Shows, good for concession/game incentives/coupons – $30-$40 value)
Advance Carnival Deals
Advance carnival tickets Ended Aug 9.
Military Coupon – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband for military & immediate family, purchased at the Fair, Aug 13 only, with coupon available at admission gate.
Missouri Farm Bureau Coupon – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the Fair, Aug 14 only, with coupon from Missouri County Farm Bureau Offices.
$2 Tuesday Deal – Most carnival rides $2 all day, Tuesday, Aug 15 only, some exclusions may apply.
Thrifty Thursday Deal – $25 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband (savings of $10), Thursday, Aug 17 only.
Rural Missouri Coupon – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, Aug 18 (Missouri Electric Cooperatives Day) only, with coupon available in Rural Missouri Magazine.
Sensory-Friendly Time on the Carnival Midway
CHS is sponsoring Sensory-Friendly Time on the Carnival Midway, from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. The sensory-friendly time is offered in partnership with Wade Shows, the Fair’s carnival operator.
During the sensory-friendly time, music and lights will be turned off on rides and microphone speakers for games will be at a lower volume. Those needing assistance may be required to have a parent or guardian sign an assumption of risk. Fairgoers are encouraged to observe each ride in operation at least one full cycle before riding to be sure they can ride safely and comfortably. All fairgoers are welcome on the carnival midway during sensory-friendly time.
Carnival Midway Hours
The carnival midway opens by noon on Monday – Friday and by 11 am on Saturday & Sunday, weather, crowds or extenuating circumstances 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, crowds or extenuating circumstances.
Wristbands are sold until 9 pm Monday – Thursday & Sunday and 9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday and are valid only on the day of sale (no refunds), at the Carnival Company’s discretion and depending on weather, crowds or extenuating circumstances.
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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.