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Since the Foundation’s establishment in 1998, more than $1.5 million has been spent on improvements to the Missouri State Fairgrounds, including:
  • Installed 8 Big Ass Fans on west side of Swine Barn
  • Added a Livestock Wash Barn at the Taylor Woods Youth Building
  • Installed 428 new pens in the Sheep Barn
  • Upgraded all of the electrical drops in the Sheep Barn
  • With like-minded partners, constructed the MFA Youth Livestock Arena
  • Constructed the FFA Building, State Fair Museum, and Kids’ Zone Stage
  • Funded renovations to the Home Economics Building
  • Upgraded electrical service in the campgrounds
  • Installed 4 “Big Ass Fans”: one in the Swine Barn, one in the Sheep Pavilion, and 2 in the Historic Coliseum
  • Added a new wash rack at the Sheep Pavilion
  • Installed more than 80 permanent benches on the fairgrounds
  • Purchased new canvas awnings to cover bleacher seating at State Fair Arena
  • Poured concrete in front of the horse barns, Donnelly Arena, and the Midway to improve safety and accessibility; and help with water drainage
  • Replaced guttering across the Fairgrounds
  • Provided many new signs across the Fairgrounds including the new sign on the Taylor Woods Youth Center
  • Purchased new sound system in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall
  • Funded asphalt improvements to all major roads on the fairgrounds
  • Upgraded lighting in cattle and horse barns
  • Facilitated removal of sand from cattle barns replaced with quality mulch
  • Established and dedicated Legacy Giving Plaza

Fairground Improvements

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