What began, as a small fair to boost the agriculture and livestock of the state has now become one of the most important annual events in Missouri. Every year the Fairgrounds at Sedalia resemble a full-on party where you have food, music and people out to enjoy the day! Among the hustle-bustle of the crowd, you can spot the several stalls and exhibitions that include everything from cattle and poultry to wedding gowns and wines. Come 7:30p and the air booms with the sound of music played by popular artists and bands. To add to it, a host of competitions like art contests, Sale of Champions an animal contest and many more can keep you entertained all day long. This eleven-day event does bring out the best that Missouri has to offer!