The Missouri State Fair, the state’s premier agriculture showcase, is themed this year, “It’s A Show-Me Thing!” For the 109th year, the best in Missouri agriculture will vie for awards and bragging rights from August 11 to 21 in Sedalia competing in areas from quality livestock to exceptional agriculture products. Contest entries are expected to surpass 30,000 this year.
In addition to being an agricultural celebration, the Missouri State Fair has likewise earned a reputation as an affordable destination for summer fun with a variety of free professional entertainment and activities.
According to Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, over 4,000 Missouri 4-H and FFA youth will experience the agriculture showcase, representing more than 100 counties from across the state. Buildings especially dedicated to these organizations will exemplify the students’ hard work, passion and commitment to agriculture.
“The commission, superintendents and staff have again made it a goal to deliver family-friendly activities that will include an outstanding professional free entertainment schedule along with an affordable Pepsi Grandstand concert lineup and a State Fair Arena event package that includes motorsport, rodeo and bull riding action,” Wolfe said.
The “It’s A Show-Me Thing!” themed Fair will also entertain crowds with a new Monster Truck Show starring legendary Big Foot, a midway with children’s rides to thrill rides, and a new Paul Bunyan’s Lumber Jack Show. Returning will be the crowd-favorite Amazing Anastasini Circus and the ever popular Vocal Trash music variety show. Two returning competitions are the Amateur Talent Show and the Missouri State Fair Idol contest.
The stage is set for an incredible showcase of tradition, pride and fun at the annual Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. For updates visit mostatefair.com
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