August 8-18, 2019

Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 West 16th Street
Sedalia, Missouri





The Pork Place

We are celebrating 10 years of the updated Pork Place 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 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 8, 2019
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 2019 Premium Guide in pdf format.



4-H Specialty Pork Demonstrations

Thursday, August 8, 2019
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 2019 Premium Guide in pdf format.



4-H & FFA Youth Swine Judging Contest

Friday, August 9, 2019
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. 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. 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.

NEW THIS YEAR – thanks to our gracious sponsors, we will be awarding enhanced prizes, including belt buckles, tumbler cups, pump sprayers and manure forks. To register prior to the Fair, click here to download the form. Visit for complete guidelines (see page 1). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2019 Premium Guide in pdf format.



Lick Your Chops, Missouri! Cooking Contest

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association


Visit for contest rules (see page 5). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2019 Premium Guide in pdf format.



For more information about the 2019 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.