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Cultivating the Future Picnic Gala

The Missouri State Fair Foundation cordially invites you to be our guest at the Cultivating the Future Picnic Gala August 12th. In a year full of change and uncertainty, we have decided to offer our Fair Family the comfort of a familiar family tradition -the State Fair Picnic. On countless occasions, fair fans have shared that one of their favorite memories is when mom packed a picnic for the family to enjoy at the Missouri State Fair. Therefore, we are transitioning our traditional dinner/auction to a "Picnic Gala" on the same date originally scheduled, Wednesday, August 12th from 5pm - 7pm. This will allow us to provide an opportunity for far more members and fair fans to continue their fair family tradition of coming HOME to the Fair in a safe manner. It will also give us an opportunity to support loyal Fair food vendors.

Help us ensure the safety of ALL of our guests by following responsible social distancing guidelines. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

Know Before You Go:

  • Enter Fairgrounds at the Centennial Gate (across from Kehde’s BBQ).
  • ADVANCE tickets purchases WITH MEAL VOUCHERS stay in Right lane.
  • If you are picking up MEAL VOUCHERS or BUYING tickets, stay in LEFT lane.
  • Online auction information will be provided to guests as they arrive.
  • At the HWY Patrol gate, guests will be directed to the appropriate one-way route to the food vendors.
  • Give your meal VOUCHER to the Foundation volunteer at the vendor for the specific meal you purchased.
  • After picking up your meal, choose your favorite picnic area on the Fairgrounds …. At least 6 feet away from other guests .... or take it home to enjoy.
  • Feel free to bring your family's favoirte yard games and make an evening of it.
  • At 7:00pm the Missouri State Fair Foundation will host the Legacy Flag Dedication in honor of the Robert & Barbara Hayden Family. This will take place at the round-about between the Coliseum and Nucor Pavilion.
  • We will end the evening with a bang of small fireworks across from the Historic Administration Building at approximately 8:45pm-ish.
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Foundation Office

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Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce

Legacy Flag Pole

Picnic Partners

Wood & Huston
MFA, Inc.
W K Chevy
Parkhurst Manufacturing
Sedalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sedalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Sedalia
Energy Curve Technology
Best Western Sedalia
County Distributing
LAG Industries LLC
McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia
McKinney Food Services
Table of 5
St James Winery
Missouri Wine & Grape Board
University Of Missouri
Ag Butler
Weston Tobacco
Everharts Outdoor Store
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