It's great to receive recognition on the state level, fantastic on the national level and outstanding on global level!

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced that the Missouri State Fair has been recognized as on the best in the world by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

It was at the recent IAFE Convention's Agricultural Awards ceremony that the fair was recognized for excellence as the winner of the Overall Creative Award for its special agricultural educational event titled "Let's Talk Livestock." 

Among the more than 30 honors received, the Missouri State Fair also earned recognition for its communications and sponsorship efforts.

The 2016 Missouri State Fair will be held August 11-21 in Sedalia. For more information on the Fair, and to view the full list of awards, visit