Great entertainment still ahead at Missouri State Fair

The final few days of the Missouri State Fair offer great entertainment options, including free professional shows as well as affordably priced events and concerts. The Pepsi Grandstand concert series will wrap up with two nights of exciting performances beginning with Alabama and Michael Ray today.

Alabama is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, known for their popular hits such as “Dixieland Delight” and “Song of South,” while country newcomer Michael Ray is best known for his debut single “Kiss Me in The Morning.”

Rock band The Fray and pop sensation Andy Grammer will conclude the Pepsi Grandstand concert series Saturday. The Fray has reached worldwide fame with their song “How to Save a Life,” while Andy Grammar is best known for his catchy hits “Keep Your Head Up” and “Honey I’m Good.” Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $20.

The High Roller Classic Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car National Tour Series will close out the Pepsi Grandstand event line-up Sunday. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with heat races starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the race are reserve seating only and are $20 for adults, $18 for military and seniors (age 65 and older), $10 for students ages 13-16, $8 for youth ages 8-12 and free for kids ages 7 and under.

The State Fair Arena will offer Bull Riding Competitions today and Saturday. Ticket Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12, today, and $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12, Saturday. The popular Demolition Derby closes out the arena events at 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets priced at $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Admission to all State Fair Arena ticketed events is free for children ages 5 and under.

Tickets for remaining Missouri State Fair events and concerts are available at the Fair’s Box Office, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the fairgrounds.

The final weekend of the Missouri State Fair offers a variety of free entertainment including performances on the Budweiser Stage. Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys will perform at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., with Madd Hoss Jackson at 9 p.m. today. Gunnar and The Grizzly Boys will return to the stage at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday along with DJ Lazer performing at 9 p.m. The semi-finals of the Missouri State Fair Idol contest will be hosted at 4 p.m. on this stage, with the final round starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Agricultural Science Street Fair, coordinated by SCOPE, Missouri 4-H and the Missouri State Fair, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Visitors to this free event will be engaged in interactive, hands-on fun, and explore science in a whole new way with leaders in agriculture, industry, research and education.

The 2015 Missouri State Fair, themed “Show Offs Welcome,” is underway through Sunday in Sedalia. For more information about competitions and other events, visit, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

Release courtesy of Missouri State Fair

Sedalia Democrat

Release courtesy of Missouri State Fair

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