August 10-20, 2017

Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 West 16th Street
Sedalia, Missouri

 

 

 

 

The Pork Place

The Pork Place debuted in 2009 with a brand new look, and we are gearing up for our ninth year in the AC! Try the delicious Smoked Barbeque Ribs or the Top Chop Dinner. Maybe you prefer a flame-grilled pork burger, shredded barbeque pork sandwich, or a baked potato loaded with barbeque pork and cheese sauce. And bring the kids for a pork hot dog meal with chops and a drink. You’ll find the Pork Place in the same place it has been for 36 years, one block west of the Grandstand. Visit http://www.mopork.com/events/the-pork-place/ for more details.

We need your help in manning the Pork Place. If you and a your group would like to work a 6 hour shift, please contact Zelta McBee at (573) 445-8375, or at zelta@mopork.com.

 

 

The Missouri Pork Association will be actively involved in many events at the Fair, including:

 

Youth Swine Skillathon

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Swine Pavilion
9:00 am

Divisions
Age 12 & Under
Age 13-15
Age 16 & Over

 

The first part of the three-stage contest is a hands-on swine management test including breed identification, equipment identification, ear notching, feed medication withdrawal, calculation growth performance, pork carcass cuts, meat quality evaluation, environmental issues and feed ingredient identification. The second section is a short quiz that covers current events and general information about the swine industry in Missouri, the United States and internationally. The final stage is a 5-minute personal interview with a State Extension Specialist about their swine project and the Show Me Quality Assurance/Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus Program. Visit for more information http://www.mostatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/premium-guide/4hffaswine.pdf (see page 1). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2017 Premium Guide in pdf format.

 

 

4-H Specialty Pork Demonstrations

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association

Divisions
8-10 Year Old Category
11-13 Year Old Category
14 and Over Category

 

Visit http://www.mostatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/premium-guide/4hbuilding.pdf for contest rules (see page 5). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2017 Premium Guide in pdf format.

 

 

4-H & FFA Youth Swine Judging Contest

Friday, August 12, 2016
Swine Pavilion

Junior Division – 8th grade & under
Senior Division – 9th grade & over

 

The contest is open to current 4-H and FFA members who have not yet graduated from high school. Entry fee is $5 per person. Registration is from 3 pm – 4 pm. The contest begins at 5 pm.

Each team must be entered by a sponsor (agricultural education instructor, county extension specialist, 4-H leader). A team may have three or four members; only the top three individual scores will determine the team total. The contest will consist of four (4) swine judging classes and two (2) sets of questions. No oral reasons will be taken.

The Missouri State Fair will provide a plaque to the winning team and high individual in each division. The top individuals in each division win cash awards. The remaining entry fee money will be divided among the top three teams in each division. Visit http://www.mostatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/premium-guide/4hffaswine.pdf for more information (see page 1). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2017 Premium Guide in pdf format.

 

 

Lick Your Chops, Missouri! Cooking Contest

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association

 

Visit http://www.mostatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/premium-guide/foods.pdf for contest rules (see page 5). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2017 Premium Guide in pdf format.

 

 

For more information about the 2017 Missouri State Fair, visit www.mostatefair.com.

For more information about the Missouri Pork Association’s involvement in the fair, e-mail our office or call (573) 445-8375.