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State Fair entries now available online

State Fair exhibitors can enter online. New competition includes Red Angus, Dexter cattle.

Mindy Ward, Editor, Missouri Ruralist

May 25, 2016

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The Missouri State Fair is a little over two months away. It is time to get those prize winning hogs, cattle, sheep and baked goods entered.

The Missouri State Fair, Aug. 11-21, is making it easy for exhibitors to enter competitions. The online portal allows for both registration and payment. Exhibitors must fill out a vendor input form located on the page in order to receive payment for winnings.

New contests

A few new competitions have been added this year according to the Missouri State Fair. These include:

-Eight Horse Hitch Class in the Draft Horse Department

-Red Angus and Dexter Shows in the Beef Cattle Department

- Modified 4x4 Truck Class returns in the Truck and Tractor Pull Department


A list of competition updates is available on the Fair’s website.

Discounted admission

Missouri State Fair exhibitors under age 13 will be admitted free to the 11-day Fair again this year, while exhibitors age 13 and over will be able to purchase up to 40 single-day exhibitor admission tickets at a special price of $5 each.

The discounted exhibitor tickets are available to order from the Fair business office at the time of competition entry through Aug. 10. These tickets will not be available at the gate, and they do not include exhibitor parking.

Get your entries in early.

About the Author(s)

Mindy Ward

Editor, Missouri Ruralist

Mindy resides on a small farm just outside of Holstein, Mo, about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis.

After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism, she worked briefly at a public relations firm in Kansas City. Her husband’s career led the couple north to Minnesota.

There, she reported on large-scale production of corn, soybeans, sugar beets, and dairy, as well as, biofuels for The Land. After 10 years, the couple returned to Missouri and she began covering agriculture in the Show-Me State.

“In all my 15 years of writing about agriculture, I have found some of the most progressive thinkers are farmers,” she says. “They are constantly searching for ways to do more with less, improve their land and leave their legacy to the next generation.”

Mindy and her husband, Stacy, together with their daughters, Elisa and Cassidy, operate Showtime Farms in southern Warren County. The family spends a great deal of time caring for and showing Dorset, Oxford and crossbred sheep.

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