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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