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Missouri State Fair 2024 in Midwest

The annual showcase of agriculture also offers fun for the whole family

Dates: August 8-18, 2024

Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair will present several nights of big-name entertainment along with a variety of great foods, livestock exhibits, carnival rides, and displays that make it the largest single family entertainment event in the region!

Missouri State Fair Events and Activities

The Missouri State Fair takes place for 11 days every August in Sedalia, Missouri. About 350,000 visitors every year are attracted by daily concerts, large exhibits, farm animals competitions, handmade crafts, shows, and lots of delicious food. The major highlight of the fair is the mule show, which has been held since the early 20th century. The fairgrounds are located at the intersection of West 16th Street (State Highway Y) and South Limit Avenue (U.S. Highway 65).

The most popular entertainment of the Missouri State Fair are the grandstand concerts and events which feature country and popular music stars. The Championship Truck & Tractor Pull as well as Monster Truck Show, and Auto Racing also gather large crowds.


The Adult Advance Admission for the Missouri State Fair costs $12. There is no advance pricing for senior, youth, or child admission. Presale is available until July 31 and August 7, depending on the platform.

Regular Gate Admission is $15 for Single Day Adult, $10 for seniors (ages 60+), $4 for Y=youth (ages 6-12). Kids (ages 5 snd under) don't need tickets for the Fair.


Single Day General Public Parking is free, but VIP Public Parking costs $5 per day.

Missouri State Fair History

The history of the fair dates back to 1897 when some stockbreeders associations requested the Missouri General Assembly to establish a state fair. The first event took place in 1901. Its main feature was "the white city" consisting of tents for rent to exhibitors. The Missouri State Fairgrounds Historic District is part of the National Register of Historic Places for its Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Romanesque Revival architecture.

Practical info

How much does it cost to get into Missouri State Fair?

Single Day Adult Admission Ticket is $11. Seniors pay $7, youth pay $3, kids under 5: free. Show more

What time does Missouri State Fair Open?

Gate hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m, The Midway opens by 12 pm Mon-Fri and by 11 a.m. on Sat-Sun. It closes between 11:30 pm and 1:30 am. Show more

Is there camping at Missouri State Fair?

60-acre campgrounds are located west of the fairgrounds on Clarendon Road. Unreserved spot is $35 per day, per vehicle. Show more

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Authors: Olena Basarab