Fair season continues and the Missouri State Fair should be on the top of your list. It is one of the oldest fairs in Missouri beginning in 1901. Grab the family and head down to Sedalia from August 8-18, 2019.
Enjoy carnival rides and games, kids’ activities, live music and entertainment, contests, fair food, agricultural showcases and more.
Advance Admission Tickets
Discount single day adult tickets can be purchased for $8 ($2 savings) now through Aug. 7 online or locally at the Missouri State Fair Box Office and participating Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm & Home Stores and Menards.
General Admission Prices
- Single Day Adult: $10
- Seniors (60 and over): $7
- Kids Ages 6-12: $2
- Kids Age 5 and under: FREE
Check the fair website for gate admission specials on the following days:
- Thursday, Aug. 8: Come Home on Family Value Day at the Missouri State Fair
- Friday, Aug. 9: Missouri Department of Conservation Day
- Saturday, Aug. 10: State Fair Homecoming Day and Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day
- Sunday, Aug. 11: Military Appreciation Day
- Sunday – Thursday, August 11-15: $5 admission after 5 p.m.
- Monday, Aug. 12: Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day
- Monday – Thursday, Aug. 12-15: FREE admission from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 13: Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive
- Wednesday, Aug. 14: Senior Appreciation Day
- Thursday, Aug. 15: Governor’s, Legislators’ and Judges’ Day and Throwback Thursday
- Friday, Aug. 16: Missouri Electric Cooperatives Day
- Saturday, Aug. 17: Youth in Agriculture Day
- Sunday, Aug. 18: Family Preparedness/Half Price Day
The carnival midway opens by noon on weekdays and by 11 a.m. on weekends, weather permitting. The midway closes between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., at the carnival company’s discretion.
Discounted Carnival Ride Wristbands
You can save some money if you buy unlimited ride wristbands in advance. There are two options sold now through Aug. 7.
- Advance Unlimited Ride Carnival Wristband – $21; includes unlimited carnival rides for one day. This is a savings of up to $11. Available online or at participating Menards locations, including those in Belton, Independence and Kansas City, MO.
- Advance Unlimited Daily Deal – $29; includes unlimited carnival rides for one day AND adult admission. This is a savings of up to $13. Available online or at participating Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm & Home Stores and Menards.
Carnival Ride Tickets and Wristbands at the Fair
Tickets and unlimited ride wristbands are sold at the fairgrounds until 10:30 p.m. each day. Wristbands sold on the grounds are valid only on the day you buy them.
Regular Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
- $26 weekday (Monday-Thursday, Aug. 8, Aug. 12-15)
- $32 weekend (Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11, Aug. 16-17)
- $16 half price (Final Sunday, Aug. 18)
Family Ticket Packs
- 4 tickets for $5
- 25 tickets for $25
- 55 tickets for $50 (includes a value book good for concession/game incentives/coupons – $30-$40 value)
Check the fair website for discounted carnival wristbands available on these days:
- Sunday, Aug. 11 Military Coupon: $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband for military & immediate family, purchased at the Fair, Aug 11 only, with coupon available at admission gate
- Monday, Aug. 12 Missouri Farm Bureau Coupon: $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the Fair, Aug 12 only, with coupon from Missouri County Farm Bureau Offices
- Monday, Aug. 12 -15 Pepsi Coupon: $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the Fair, Aug 12-15 only, with coupon on special 2-liter Pepsi products
- Monday – Thursday, Aug. 12-15 Youth in Agriculture Coupon: $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the fair, Aug 12-15 only, with coupon available at Missouri County Extension Offices
- Tuesday, Aug. 13: Ride most carnival rides all day for $2 with the minimum donation of two cans of food (benefits Feeding Missouri). Some rides may be excluded from this deal.
- Friday, Aug. 16 Rural Missouri Magazine Coupon: $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, purchased at the fair, Aug. 16 only, with coupon available in Rural Missouri Magazine.
Arena and Grandstand Events
The State Fair Arena is the site for many fair events, including the rodeo and bull riding, motor sports, truck and tractor pulls and the demolition derby. Some events will require tickets. Check here for details.
Concert and event tickets for the Grandstand area are on sale now. Check here for details, including prices and how to order.
Parking is FREE. VIP parking spaces are available for $5 with proceeds going to the Missouri State Fair Foundation.
The Missouri State Fairgrounds are located at 2503 West 16th Street in Sedalia, Missouri.
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