Missouri State Fair

October 3, 1853

The very first state fair opened in Boonville. State fairs were held in Boonville until 1901.


7 Time-Honored State Fair Traditions

Each year there’s something new to see, and yet some components of the Fair date back from before Missouri actually had a designated State Fair. Let’s take a walk through time and look at some of the State Fair’s most proud traditions.