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Missouri State Fairgrounds

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Missouri State Fairgrounds

Missouri State Fairgrounds

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 12-22, 2021) 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.

Scott Joplin Festival

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Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival

Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival

https://www.scottjoplin.org/ 2021 festival canceled, but make plans to attend  June 2022. The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Music Festival is recognized as the premier cultural arts event celebrating this musical heritage. Lots of options with this festival in downtown Sedalia. Both free and paid venues. The music entertainment located outdoors around the square are free, concerts and symposia are paid venues. The four-day festival is packed with rattling good fun, concerts feature Ragtime Legends and Festival Favorites, the free open-air venues feature the up and coming ragtime performers, symposia provide insights into musicology and offer continuing education credits, special events include the Joplin Footsteps Tour and the ever-popular Cakewalk Dance. The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Music Festival is recognized as the premier cultural arts event celebrating this musical heritage.

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