Accessibility Assistance

Center for Human Services Accessibility Map 

Center for Human Services will provide an accessible map for easy/quiet traveling on the Fairgrounds which will be available at all Missouri State Fair information booths and online for the duration of the Fair. Additional materials will be available to individuals needing accommodations to better their Missouri State Fair experience at the Sensory and Accessibility Resource Center.

Center for Human Services Sensory and Accessibility Resource Center

Center for Human Services will offer a climate controlled Sensory and Accessibility Resource Center as a cool, quiet space with materials and sensory activities for individuals who may experience overstimulation or sensory overload during the Fair. It will be located near the machinery area on Missouri Street and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the duration of the Fair, Aug. 8-18.

  • Capacity limit: Only 10 individuals including guardians and caregivers will be allowed to be present in the Resource Center at any given time.
  • All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in order to enter the Center.
  • The Center requests a 30-40 minute time limit for those utilizing the space (accommodations can be made for those needing additional time).
  • All surfaces within the Center will be regularly sanitized after use.

Sensory-Friendly Time on the Carnival Midway

Center for Human Services is also sponsoring Sensory-Friendly Time on the Carnival Midway in partnership with Wade Shows, the Fair’s carnival operator. The sensory-friendly time will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, and is designed to accommodate the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder or sensory issues and provide an inclusive environment for all to enjoy.

During this 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 the sensory-friendly time.