Camping at State Fair Opens

| August 1, 2013
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Hundreds of camping spots are available for Missouri State Fair attendees. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with Fair Director Mark Wolfe:

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Press Release from the Missouri State Fair

The fairground’s public campground will open by 9 a.m. this Thursday, one week in advance of opening day of the 2013 Missouri State Fair.  The 60-acre facility is located just west of the fairgrounds on Clarendon Road in Sedalia, offering a convenient and affordable option for visitors wanting to camp while visiting the state’s largest annual agriculture showcase.

“Regardless of whether you prefer a tent or a recreational vehicle, our pubic campground can accommodate you,” Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe said.  “Combine the camping option with our great prices and excellent entertainment and the 11-day State Fair is an affordable family vacation.”

Unreserved campsite rentals will be offered on a first-come basis at a rate of $20 per day per vehicle or tent.  The campground office is located at the north campground entrance and accepts cash and major credit cards.

More than 1,100 sites have electrical, water and sewer hook-ups, and more than 200 are equipped with 50/30/20 amp outlets; there are no 110-volt outlets. The campground also has three sewage-waste dump stations, restroom and shower facilities, and free Wi-Fi service, provided by I-Land Internet Services.

A pedestrian underpass and admission gate are located between the campground and the fairgrounds.  A daily admissions wristband is available for campers if they plan to make trips between the two grounds throughout the day.  Campers may bring golf carts for use in the campgrounds, though the policy does prohibit the use of ATVs and UTVs this year.  For more information on rules and regulations, visit the plan-your-visit section of the Fair’s website.

This year all fairgoers can once again sign up to receive the Nixle text messaging service provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Cell phone users who sign up for the service will receive text messages if possible threats of inclement weather and other public safety concerns arise during the Fair.  A QR code and directions on acquiring this service are available at the plan-your-visit section of the Fair’s website.

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

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