The Missouri State Fair is slated to celebrate its 58th Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day on Aug. 15. At the event, farm families nominated by the University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Farm Bureau will be celebrated for their contributions to the industry and community.
“These families deserve to be celebrated for their involvement in and contribution to Missouri agriculture,” said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “The Fair is the premier agriculture showcase in the state and is certainly the ideal venue to honor these families.”
A dinner will be held in honor of the families at the Director’s Tent, and the family names will be on display at an exhibit west of the Historic Administration Building. The families were chosen to represent all 114 counties across the state.
Other events to be held on Aug. 15 include a truck and tractor pull, a 4-H dog show, and a rooster crowing contest. The Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri State Fair, University of Missouri Extension and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are all sponsoring the events.
Advance adult tickets can be purchased online for $8 through August 10. Single day adult tickets at the gate for the entire Missouri State Fair will be $10, and children under age 5 will be admitted for free.
The fair itself dates back to 1901. Today, it continues to reflect the state’s economic health and its agriculture industry.