State Fair to hold Military Appreciation Day Aug. 13 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Venue offering free admission for service members, veterans 

GUIDON staff

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The Missouri State Fair is offering free gate admission for service members and veterans on Military Appreciation Day Aug. 13.

Located in Sedalia, Missouri, the fair is scheduled Aug. 10 through 20, offering visitors a wide variety of agriculture displays, rides, rodeos, tractor pulls, concerts and more.

This year’s Military Appreciation Day events follow the theme, “Come Home” and include the “Stars of Service” Resource Fair and military exhibits located outside the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

At 2 p.m. inside the exhibition center, a Military Appreciation Day Ceremony is scheduled, featuring a commemoration of the World War I centennial, a celebration of military Families, military vehicles, the Patriot Guard Riders and more.

Joe Driskill, the State of Missouri’s first Military Advocate, will serve as emcee. Featured speakers include Brig. Gen. Donna Martin, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant; Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, 509th Bomb Wing and Whiteman Air Force Base commander; and Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, Missouri National Guard adjutant general.

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Free admission is available to all active-duty service members, veterans and delayed-entry recruits with ID. Admission is $1 for military spouses and dependent children.

Regular daily admission to the Missouri State Fair is $10 for adults, $7 for visitors ages 60 and older and children ages 6 to 12. Admission is free for children 5 and younger. Carnival rides and some featured concerts and events may require additional entry fees.

For more information, visit the event website at
Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 August 2017 )