August 12-22, 2021

Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 West 16th Street
Sedalia, Missouri







The Pork Place

Be sure to visit the Pork Place at the Missouri State Fair. 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 over 40 years, one block west of the Grandstand. Visit 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



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


Youth Swine Skillathon

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Swine Pavilion
9:00 am

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 the Missouri State Fair Premium Guide for more information (see page 1). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2021 Premium Guide in pdf format.



4-H Specialty Pork Demonstrations

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association

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


Visit for contest rules (see page 4). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2021 Premium Guide in pdf format.



4-H & FFA Youth Swine Judging Contest

Friday, August 13, 2021
Swine Pavilion

Novice – ages 5-8
Junior – ages 9-13
Senior – ages 14-18
Pro – ages 19-21


IMPORTANT NOTE!!! Our contest is now part of the Show Me Youth Livestock Judging Series. Divisions have changed to match theirs.

The contest is open to current all Missouri youth ages 5-21. Registration is from 3 pm – 4 pm. The contest begins at 5 pm. Entry Fee is $5 per person.

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. Individuals are able to enter as a single contestant. The contest will consist of four (4) swine judging classes and two (2) sets of questions for Junior, Senior and Pro Divisions. The Novice Division will have no requirement for questions. No oral reasons will be taken.

The top individuals in each division will be awarded, as well as the top three (3) teams in each division. Thanks to our gracious sponsors, we will be awarding enhanced prizes, including belt buckles, insulated coolers, feed buckets and tumblers. To register prior to the Fair, contact Caitlyn Sullivan at 573-445-8375, or email

Sponsors include:
Bowen Showpigs
H&H Show Supply
Judging Pro
Lance Martin Showpigs
M&R Genetics
Menne Show Pigs
Parrott Family Show Pigs
Perry Genetics
Showpig Connect
Sims Feed and Supply
Team Sloan Livestock



Lick Your Chops, Missouri! Cooking Contest

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association


Visit for contest rules (see page 5). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2021 Premium Guide in pdf format.



For more information about the 2021 Missouri State Fair, visit

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