Monday, July 1, is the deadline for entering livestock into 4-H and FFA livestock contests at this yearâ€™s Missouri State Fair. Monday is also the deadline for open shows for cattle, goats, llamas, mules, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine, according to Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe.
Deadlines for other amateur and professional entries are also approaching. Entry forms for Missouri State Fair Queen hopefuls need to be received by July 15, while entries in the prestigious Missouri Junior 50 art competitions have a deadline of July 19. Bakers wanting to enter recipes in the First Ladyâ€™s Pie Contest have until Aug. 1 to submit their entry forms.
A full list of entry deadlines, competition rules and entry forms are available in the online Premium Guide at www.mostatefair.com. Entry, camping and vendor input forms, including credit card information, may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (660) 827-8169/8160 or mailed to Missouri State Fair Entries, 2503 W. 16th St., Sedalia, Mo. 65301.
Exhibitors under age 13 will again be admitted free to the 11-day Fair, while exhibitors age 13 and older can purchase up to 40 single-day exhibitor admission tickets at a special price of $4. The discounted exhibitor tickets are available on entry forms and from the Fairâ€™s business office until Aug. 7. The tickets do not include parking, and will not be available at the gate.