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.


Missouri State Fair

October 3, 1853

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