Missouri State Fair Announces This year’s Attendance Figures
Governor Mike Parson and Fair Director Mark Wolfe today announced the attendance for the 2018 Missouri State Fair. The final numbers for the 11-day event confirm that 340,957 people attended this year’s Fair. Some of this year’s Fair highlights included more than 28,000 livestock and competitive exhibit entries and thousands of Missouri 4-H and F.F.A. youth participants, the Governor’s Ham Breakfast/auction set records, as did proceeds from the Sale of Champions auction, with funds from both benefiting Missouri youth involved in agriculture.
Other highlights included the Drive to Feed Kids which raised more than $145,000 and 1.2 million meals for childhood hunger with a total of 18,932 pounds of non-perishable food collected by donations from fair-goers.
Hank Williams, Jr. and Cole Swindell were the top selling concerts in the Pepsi Grandstand, with near sell-out crowds at each of their shows.
This year’s Military Appreciation Day was again well attended, with more than 36,000 people on the fairgrounds, including military service men and women and their families.
The 2019 Missouri State Fair will be held August 8 through 18 in Sedalia. For more information about the 2019 Fair, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Fair on social media, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).