Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Missouri State Fair
The Missouri State Fair is nearly two full weeks of fun, carnival rides, exhibits, contests, fair food, and special events! In 2018 the fair is taking place August 9-August 19. Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Missouri State Fair.
Daily Deals, Themes and Specials
Thursday, August 9: Come Home for Family Value Day. $4 gate admission all day age 13+, $2 age 6-12. Opening Day specials at select concessions & vendors.
Friday, August 10: Missouri Department of Conservation Day.
Saturday, August 11: So-da-riffic…Pepsi Day. $1 off adult gate admission with coupon on special 2-liter Pepsi products. Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day – Free gate admission for Law Enforcement/Firefighters-EMTs-Paramedics with appropriate I.D. $1 gate admission for immediate family members (spouse & dependent children).
Sunday, August 12: Military Appreciation Day. Free gate admission for active military, veterans & delayed entry recruits with appropriate I.D. $1 admission for immediate family members (spouse & dependent children). $5 after 5 p.m. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupons Gate admission $5 after 5 pm, Aug 12-16.
Monday, August 13: Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day. $1 off adult gate admission with coupon available at County Farm Bureau offices. $5 after 5 p.m. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupon Gate admission $5 after 5 pm, Aug 12-16.
Tuesday, August 14: Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive. $2 Tuesday with canned food donations to benefit Feeding Missouri. Adult & Senior Admission Discount: Bring a minimum donation of 2 cans of food to support the food drive and receive $2 admission, ages 13+. Regular admission prices apply with no can donation ($10, ages 13+). Carnival Discount: Most carnival rides $2 all day * some exclusions may apply. Vendor/Concession Discount: $2 specials at select concessions & vendors. $5 after 5 p.m. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupon. Gate admission $5 after 5 pm, Aug 12-16.
Wednesday, August 15: Senior Appreciation Day. $2 off adult & senior gate admission with special front page sticker available in the Sedalia Democrat newspaper. $5 after 5 p.m. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupon. Gate admission $5 after 5 pm, Aug 12-16.
Thursday, August 16: Governor’s, Legislators’ & Judges Day. Governor’s Ham Breakfast, 8 am Director’s Tent. Throwback Thursday. $5 gate admission all day age 13+ FREE kids 12 & under. Throwback specials at select concessions and vendors. $5 after 5 p.m. Cannot combine with other promotions/coupon. Gate admission $5 after 5 pm, Aug 12-16.
Friday, August 17: Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives Day. MEC will be giving away FREE 9 WATT LED light bulbs to the first 1,500 visitors that come into their building on Aug 17. Rural Missouri Magazine Coupon – $5 off unlimited carnival ride wristband, Aug 17 only, with coupon available in Rural Missouri Magazine.
Saturday, August 18: Youth in Agriculture Day. $1 off adult gate admission with coupon available at Missouri County Extensions office. Specials Just for Kids at Select Vendors/Concessions. Sale of Champions, 1:30 pm, Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.
Sunday, August 19: Fair Finale/Half Price Day. $5 gate admission all day age 13+
$1 age 6-12. Fair Finale/Half Price Specials at Select Vendors/Concessions.
August 8-9: Queen Pageant
August 9: Missouri State Fair Parade, 6 p.m.
August 16: Governor's Ham Breakfast
August 18: Sale of Champions
Senior (60+): $7
Youth (6-12) $2
Kids (5 and under) Free
$5 admission after 5 p.m. August 12-August 16.
Admission and Carnival Discounts
$8 advance adult gate admission available at Break Time, Orschelin Farm & Home, Menards, Ticketmaster and the Missouri State Fair Box Office.
$21 unlimited carnival ride wristband available through August 8 at Menards and mostatefair.com/deals.
$29 advance unlimited daily deal. Unlimited carnival rides and adult admission. Available through August 8 at Break Time, Orschelin Farm & Home, Menards, and mostatefair.com/deals.
Pepsi Grandstand Schedule
August 9 - Montgomery Gentry and Whiskey Myers
August 10 - Rock of the Seventies, Foghat, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall and Pat Travers Band
August 11 - Hank Williams, Jr. and Frank Foster
August 12 - Missouri State Fair Shoot Out
August 13 - Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull
August 14 - Roots and Boots Tour, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye
August 15 - Southern Uprising Tour: Travis Tritt, the Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws
August 16 - Casting Crowns and Zach Williams
August 17 - Aaron Watson and Tim Montana
August 18 - Cole Swindell and Raelynn
August 19 - ASCS National Sprint Car & ULMA Late Model Races
Pepsi Grandstand Tickets
Pepsi Grandstand Concert/Event tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets.
Missouri State Fair Box Office hours
August 6-8, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
August 9-19, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fireworks nights at the 2018 Missouri State Fair
State Fair Arena
MRCA Show-Me State Stampede & Rodeo August 9-August 11. 7 p.m.
Bull Riding Competition August 17-August 18, 8 p.m.
Motocross, Final Championship Round of the MO Fair Cross Series. Sunday, August 12, 7 p.m.
Flat Track TT Race. Monday, August 13, 7 p.m.
Demolition Derby. Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m.
Free truck and tractor pulls:
MSF Truck & Farm Tractor Pull on Tuesday, August 14. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Antique Classic Tractor Pull on Wednesday, August 15. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Missouri Stock Antique Classic Tractor Pull. Wednesday, August 15. 1 p.m.
Garden Tractor & Mini Rod & Truck Pull. Thursday, August 16. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.