The Sedalia Katy Depot, a restored historic landmark is a moving symbol of one of Sedalia's great periods in its history--the railroad era. Today, the Depot tells many other stories about Sedalia's grand past; one of those gaining excitement is an archive project about its musical heritage of Ragtime music and its greatest composer, Scott Joplin--the "King of Ragtime." Activity involving the Sedalia Ragtime Archive continues to grow as more people learn of its mission. Major contributions of sheet music, piano rolls and miscellaneous ephemera were donated this past year. A most unexpected contribution came from Mr. Charles Hanna who donated copies of 40 letters he and Rosemary Burrowes received from Brunson Campbell between1945 and 1950. Hanna and Burrowes were the editors of the Sedalia Capital and Sedalia Democrat newspapers during that period. Charles collected and archived Campbell’s letters encouraging Sedalia to memorialize Joplin [...]
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Year-round the Missouri State Fairgrounds provide an ideal venue for a wide range of events and a large campground to keep you close to all the action. Just as you won't want to miss any of the excitement of the 11 days of the Missouri State Fair (August 9-19, 2018) you won't want to miss any the other entertainment offered year-round on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Sedalia’s reputation as an easy-to-access regional commerce destination allows shows and sales hosted at the Missouri State Fairgrounds to draw from a wide geography across the state and across the Midwest. Below is a just a sample of some of the exciting upcoming events taking place at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Click here for a complete listing of events happening at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. April 2018 Kidabaloo is an exciting kids festival [...]
November 2018 Video by Randy Kirby Lighting of the Hotel Bothwell fireworks show Be sure to head to downtown Sedalia on Thanksgiving evening (November 22, 2018) for the Lighting of the Hotel Bothwell fireworks show. The crowd participates in the countdown to the lighting of the Hotel. Once the switch is thrown, there will be fireworks that are synchronized to holiday music. It is a great family oriented way to close out Thanksgiving and begin the Christmas season. December 2018 Photo by Randy Kirby Lighting of the Hotel Bothwell fireworks show Be sure to head to downtown Sedalia on Thanksgiving evening (November 22, 2018) for the Lighting of the Hotel Bothwell fireworks show. The crowd participates in the countdown to the lighting of the Hotel. Once the [...]
Weddings. Concerts. Wine Tastings. Sporting Events. When you need dependable transportation, Ditzfeld & Weaver Charter Services is your answer. We offer shuttle and charter services to anywhere you want to go in the continental United States. From retreats and youth camps to senior tours, you can count on us to get you and your group to your destination safely and comfortably.
The Sedalia Area Convention and Visitors Bureau works hard to recruit sporting groups to our city, build relationships and support visitors’ needs. We burst with pride when an organization that has many other location options chooses Sedalia to hold its event! So, it is with great pleasure that the Sedalia Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with National Derby Rallies, Inc., announces that the 2018 National Derby Rallies Nationals will be held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia from June 30 through July 4, 2018! The NDR Championship will be held in conjunction with Sedalia’s Independence Day Celebration. According to Keri Hayes, President of NDR, Inc., “Whiteman Air Force Base will be supporting the NDR Nationals as well.” She goes on to say, “we are so excited to be collaborating with these partnerships. Between celebrating the Fourth of July [...]
Decked out with shimmering chandeliers, polished wood floors and crisp, timeless flare, the Fox Theater Event Center promises a unique and glamorous setting for a wedding, business function or special occasion event. Host your event in historic glamour and style in downtown Sedalia.
This mission of the George A. Whiteman Memorial Post 642 is to support and defend the constitution of the United States; to assist and aid all veterans and their families, and to provide support to the local community and the children and youth of the community.
Numerous buildings, arenas, livestock barns, campgrounds and outdoor space provide the perfect backdrop for nearly any size event. The Missouri State Fairgrounds provide an ideal venue for a wide range of events, including those listed below: Auctions Corporate Training and Seminar Facilities Craft Shows Equine Shows and Sales Fundraisers and Club Banquets Livestock and Small Animal Shows, Sales, and Auctions Motorsport Shows and Rallies Organizational Meetings, Retreats, and Conventions Recreational Vehicle (RV) Camping Rallies Sporting Events Trade Shows Weddings, Receptions, and Parties Wholesale and Retail Sales