Due to the extreme weather and flooding that have occurred in Missouri this year, the Missouri State Fair will be waiving all late fees for entries that are not received by the published deadline.

The Missouri State Fair says the final deadlines for late entries will still be firm, however no late fee will be assessed.

“The Missouri State Fair Commission understands that the agriculture community has endured many hardships this past year because of extreme weather conditions in the state,” Fair Director Mark Wolfe said. “Some of our Fair families have been focused on weather-related issues and just haven’t had the opportunity to prepare their Fair entries. The final late entry deadlines will still have to apply in order for our staff and superintendents to have necessary information to prepare for the shows, but during this time, no late fees will be assessed for entering competitions in 2019.”

For more information regarding competitions and entry deadlines, visit the Missouri State Fair online Premium Guide, which is a comprehensive tool for Fair exhibitors.

The 117th Missouri State Fair, themed “Come Home,” will be held August 8-18, in Sedalia.