In the interest of public health related to COVID-19 concerns, all events scheduled to be held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds between now and May 10 have been canceled.

"These actions are in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC and are necessary to protect the health of your family, friends and neighbors. Like many organizations and individuals, we are monitoring the situation and assessing any new impacts and updates on a daily basis.

"We will do our absolute best to work with you during this time whether that’s trying to reschedule, refund and/or cancel your event. As you work within your own groups and organizations, please keep me in the loop as you make plans and decisions.

"Additionally, the Mathewson Exhibition Center will be closed for walking until further notice. The Missouri State Fair Administration Offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: these closure dates may be shortened or prolonged as more information and guidelines are released.

"If you have questions or need more information related to Missouri’s COVID-19 response, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ website or call the 24-hour hotline at (877) 435-8411.

"Please let us know if you have any questions. We will get back in touch with you as quickly as we can. We thank you for your understanding during this time," said Courtney Fry, Concessions/Off-Season Events Manager of the Missouri State Fair.

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