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Missouri State Fair Invites Public to Camp Under the Stars Starting August 4

The Missouri State Fair is a much-anticipated event that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage. 

One of the unique features of the fair is the public camping experience it offers. Located west of the fairgrounds on Clarendon Road, the 60-acre campground is a haven for those seeking a unique and immersive fair experience.

The public campground opens its gates on August 4, offering an array of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for all campers. 

Unreserved spot rental is priced at $35 per day, per vehicle or unit. The campground has approximately 60 full hook-up sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

These spaces, located in the white section, offer 50-amp service. Once these spaces are filled, dry camping is offered.

The campground accommodates all types of camping units, including tents. It is equipped with three sewage waste dump stations, restrooms, shower facilities, and free Wi-Fi provided by GoNetspeed. 

The campground also has a pedestrian underpass located near the exit, connecting the campground to the fairgrounds. Fair admission will be charged to those entering the fairgrounds via the tunnel. Wristbands are available with regular Fair admission to allow convenient access between the campground and fairgrounds throughout the day.

The public camping line-up process begins on the morning of Friday, August 4. Starting at 7 am, campers will be allowed into the fairgrounds to line up for camping.

All campers must enter the fairgrounds at the Centennial Gate, or Gate 12, located on 65 Highway. This gate will remain open until 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., all campers may enter the campgrounds directly through the main campground entrance on Clarendon Rd.

The campground is patrolled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and State Fair Campground Security, ensuring the safety of all campers. It operates 24 hours each day, with a check-out time of 8:00 p.m. Visitors are allowed, with a maximum of one visitor permit issued per campsite at one time. Visitors are charged a fee of $10 and must park in designated areas.

For more information, visit the Missouri State Fair website.

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April 26, 2024 9:06 pm

Excited for the Missouri State Fair camping experience? Time to pack those outdoor games and marshmallows for a cozy night by the campfire! Let’s make some unforgettable memories under the stars at the fair!


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