The State Fair Box Office opens at noon today (June 24) and has tickets available for purchase to all the 2013 Fair concerts and events. The Box Office is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will expand its hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the Fair.  The Box Office, located on the fairgrounds in Sedalia, also has Governor’s Ham Breakfast tickets available for $25 each.

“By offering a Box Office on the fairgrounds, we help ensure all fairgoers can conveniently purchase their tickets in advance at a retail venue,” said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “We are excited about this year’s line-up of concerts and events and know tickets will sell quickly.”

The State Fair Arena is a popular venue on the fairgrounds, offering 11 days of action from rodeos to motorsports.  The eight arena events, requiring a ticket, include:

  • Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8–9, MRCA Finals Rodeo, 7 p.m.: $8 adult/$5 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, MRCA State Finals Rodeo, 7 p.m.: $10 adult/$6 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under
  • Monday, Aug. 12, Motocross Final Championship Round of the MO Fair Cross Series, featuring quads and motorcycles, 7 p.m.: $7 ticket/free ages 5 and under
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, Flat Track TT Race, featuring quads, motorcycles, lawnmowers and Outlaw go-carts, 7 p.m. : $7 ticket/free ages 5 and under
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, Antique, Classic and Farm Tractor Pull, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    All day ticket, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,: $8 adult/$5 senior/free ages 5 and under; Evening ticket, 6 p.m. only, $7 adult/$4 senior/free ages 5 and under
  • Friday, Aug. 16, MSF Championship Bull Riding, 7 p.m.; $12 adult/$6 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, MSF Championship Bull Riding, 7 p.m.; $14 adult/$7 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under
  • Sunday, Aug. 18, Demolition Derby, 2 p.m.; $12 adult/$6 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under

The Pepsi Grandstand is the venue for 8 concerts and two tractor pulls this year.  The event dates, names and ticket prices are:

  • Thursday, Aug. 8, Chris Cagle and Will Hoge, 7:30 p.m.; $10 grandstand/$15 track
  • Friday, Aug. 9, Foreigner and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, 7:30 p.m.; $20 regular grandstand/$25 premium grandstand, $35 regular track/$40 premium track
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, Gary Allan and Randy Houser, 7:30 p.m., $20 regular grandstand/$25 premium grandstand, $35 regular track/$40 premium track
  • Sunday, Aug. 11, Missouri Association Championship Truck and Tractor Pull Qualifying, 10 a.m., $12 adults/$5 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under, 7 p.m., $15 adults/$6 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under, All day, $20 adults/$9 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under
  • Monday, Aug. 12, Missouri Association Championship Truck and Tractor Pull Finals, 1 p.m., $12 adults/$5 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under, 7 p.m., $15 adults/$6 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under, All day, $20 adults/$9 ages 6–12/free ages 5 and under
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, Chubby Checker, 7:30 p.m., $10 grandstand/$15 track
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, The Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m.
    $15 grandstand/$20 track, Thursday, Aug. 15, Lee Brice and Tyler Farr, 7:30 p.m.
    $20 regular grandstand/$25 premium grandstand, $30 regular track/$35 premium track
  • Friday, Aug. 16, Toby Keith, presented by the Ford F-Series, and Kelsey K, 7:30 p.m., $30 regular grandstand/$38 premium grandstand, $45 regular track/$50 premium track, $65 standing pit
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, Three Days Grace and Hinder, 7:30 p.m., $20 regular grandstand/$25 premium grandstand, $35 regular track/$40 premium track

Tickets to events in the State Fair Arena and Pepsi Grandstand, as well as tickets to the Governor’s Ham Breakfast may also be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-796-6776.

The 111th Missouri State Fair, themed “Chicks Dig It!,” will be held Aug. 8-18 in Sedalia.  For more information about concert and event tickets, visit mostatefair.com, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

Press release provided by the Missouri State Fair.