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Don’t Miss the Fun at the Missouri State Fair

Don’t Miss the Fun at the Missouri State Fair

Since 1901, the Missouri State Fair has been held in Sedalia, Missouri. The fair was originally conceived by local ranchers and farmers as a way to show off their livestock and harvests. Traditionally a barometer of the state’s success and progress, the fair has documented Missouri’s agricultural history and has played a role in keeping agriculture one of the state’s top industries.

In 2019, the fair runs from August 8th through the 18th and is filled with fun for everyone. Admission prices are discounted for seniors and kids under 12, and kids under the age of five get in for free. Live music acts will perform throughout the event at the Pepsi Grandstand and the State Fair Arena. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will take part in the opening day parade along with the MU Mule Team, and they’ll later be on display at the fair. Of course, there will be carnival rides, games, and deliciously comforting fair food.

You can purchase tickets for all shows ahead of time by signing up to be a Fair Fan. The pre-sale begins on June 18th. Tickets go on sale on June 25th through Etix or the box office. Tickets for a show don’t include admission to the fair, and parking is always free. Below you’ll find the full lineup of shows at this year’s Missouri State Fair.

Pepsi Grandstand

Dwight Yokum with King Leg

Thursday, August 8th


The Struts with Whit Reaper

Friday, August 9th


Brantley Gilbert

Saturday, August 10th


Foreigner with Night Ranger

Friday, August 16th


Brothers Osborne with Ashley McBride

Saturday, August 17th


State Fair Arena

MRCA Show-Me State Rodeo

August 8–10


Motocross Championship Round

Sunday, August 11th


Flat Track TT

Monday, August 12th


MSF Truck & Farm Tractor Pull

Tuesday, August 13th


Bull Riding Competition

August 16–17


Demolition Derby

Sunday, August 18th


Just for the Kids

Allez-Opps! Circus Comedy

August 13–17 (two shows daily)


Kids Zone Playground

Open all day, every day during the fair


Tuey the Comic Stunt Juggler

August 8–12 (two shows daily)


Mariachi Divas

August 8–18 (three shows daily)


Chicago Honey Bear Dancers

August 8–18 (three shows daily)

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