Your guide to the 2018 Missouri State Fair

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SEDALIA, Mo. — The Missouri State Fair kicks off Thursday, Aug. 9 and will run through Sunday, Aug. 19 in Sedalia, Mo.

The Missouri State Fair will offer food, fun and entertainment to all who attend.


Single-day tickets are just $10 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under are free. Seniors age 60 and over are just $7.

Click here for full ticketing information including specials and coupons


Concerts include:

  • Montgomery Gentry with Whiskey Myers
  • Rock of the Seventies: Foghat, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall & Pat Travers Band
  • Hank Williams, Jr. & Frank Foster
  •  Southern Uprising Tour: A Southern Rock Revival – Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, and The Outlaws
  • Aaron Watson & Tim Montana
  • Cole Swindell & RaeLynn

Click here for the full schedule and concert ticket information

Parking and Travel

Sedalia is approximately 86 miles southeast of Kansas City.

Single day general public parking is free.

For those not wanting to drive or looking for a unique way to arrive at the state fair, Amtrak is running a special for the Missouri River Runner route. Kids can ride to the Missouri State Fair for free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The deal runs through August 26 and is valid for one child per full-paying adult.

Click here to check out the daily schedules.

Click here to follow the state fair’s Facebook page for live looks at what is happening at the fair

Click or tap here for a list of frequently asked questions about the Missouri State Fair.

Kansas State Fair

The Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan., will run from Fri., September 7 through Sun., September 16. Hutchinson, Kan., is approximately 217 miles southwest of Kansas City. Click here for more information.

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