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Since the first Fair in 1901, thousands of Missouri families have made the annual “pilgrimage” to Sedalia. Despite numerous differences, the Fair exhibitors of 1901 and today share an important common element. That common denominator is competition - the desire to put your efforts against your neighbor’s best.
Since the first State Fair, the reward has been ribbons, premium money and recognition. But the long-term effect of this healthy competition has been a steady improvement in Missouri’s agriculture, agribusiness, domestic arts and, today, even fine arts.
From 1901 to today, the Missouri State Fair has been a barometer of the state’s economic health and a documentary of the history of Missouri agriculture. The Missouri State Fair plays an essential role in keeping agriculture one of Missouri’s top industries.
Prepare to be entertained by the best show-offs in the state from livestock to competitive exhibitors and the amazing free professional entertainment package. The 2018 Missouri State Fair will be the premier summer event of the year that you don't want to miss!
The Missouri State Fair is among the state's oldest and most tradition-rich events for summer family fun. 2018marks the 116th Missouri State Fair, and we welcome all Missourians to join us for an exciting season.