Thursday, March 21, 2024

Missouri State Fair New State-of -the-art Multi-purpose arena under construction

 Coming soon, a new state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.


(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Jason Moore announced today that all events typically held in the State Fair Arena will be cancelled for 2024. This decision comes as a result of the start on construction of a new indoor facility set to replace the current venue on the Fairgrounds.

“It saddens us that we won’t be able to host events like rodeo, bull riding, demolition derby, motocross, TT races and the antique, classic and garden tractor pulls,” Moore said. “We value the partnership we have developed over the years with the organizers of these events and appreciate their patience and understanding as we move forward with the new arena build. This project represents a significant investment in the Fair’s future, and we can’t wait to welcome these events and more back once construction is complete.”

Construction of the new indoor State Fair Arena marks an exciting chapter for the Missouri State Fair, the city of Sedalia and surrounding communities. The state-of-the-art complex will provide a modern and versatile space for a wide range of events year-round and during the annual State Fair, from livestock shows to conferences, trade shows and community gatherings, among other multi-purpose uses. The State of Missouri has entered into a contract with Nabholz Construction to build the enclosed, climate-controlled arena which will measure approximately 140,000 square feet in size.

The new facility is expected to break ground this summer with an anticipated completion some time in 2026. Patrons are encouraged to stay updated on the construction progress after it begins through the Fair’s website and social media.

The Missouri State Fair themed “Summer’s Best Story” is Aug. 8-18, in Sedalia.