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.

Key Dates

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

Regular Admission

Adults: $10

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

August 9
August 10
August 11
August 15
August 17
August 18

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.