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President Reagan visited the Missouri State Fair in 1984
President Ronald Reagan visited the Missouri State fair in 1984. Photo courtesy of Missouri State fairgrounds

Missouri State Fair

This fair, held in Sedalia for 11 days in August each year, is a showcase for the state's agriculture. Beef cattle are traditionally a prominent feature of the exhibits and competitions. Youth involvement through 4-H Clubs and Future Farmers of America plays a vital role. The project chronicles the history of the fair, which began in 1901, and its role in shaping and preserving the state's agricultural heritage. A copy of the new Missouri State Fairgrounds Master Plan is included as an indication of what the future holds in store.

Originally submitted by: Ike Skelton, Representative (4th District).

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