(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Families can save money by purchasing tickets in advance for Missouri State Fair gate admission and carnival rides. A new $45 jumbo pass is being offered for the first time, which is a $132 value. This new ticket provides an individual with a wristband that is valid for four consecutive days of gate admission and unlimited carnival rides, Aug. 12-15. Both the new jumbo pass and a single day carnival ride ticket, for $18.95, are available exclusively at any Walgreens, now through Aug. 7.
“We strive to make the annual Missouri State Fair an affordable entertainment destination for everyone, especially for families,” State Fair Director Mark Wolfe said. “The new jumbo pass is a significant cost savings for both children and adults who love to attend the State Fair to enjoy the carnival rides.”
Walgreens and Missouri Break Time convenience stores are the outlets for the $27 Unlimited Daily Deal ticket, which is a $38 value. It is valid for one day gate admission and one day unlimited carnival rides, sold now through Aug. 17.
The advance adult gate admission ticket, which saves $2, can be purchased at Missouri Break Time convenience stores and Orscheln Farm and Home stores, now through Aug. 7. Regular adult admission tickets at the gate are $8 each, child tickets are $2 each for ages 6-12, and admission is free for children ages 5 and younger.
Additional savings opportunities that will be offered during the Missouri State Fair include:
- Aug. 8, $2 gate admission all day for ages 6 and older.
- Aug. 11, free gate admission for active military, veterans and delayed recruits with appropriate I.D. and $1 gate admission for immediate family members.
- Aug. 11-15, $5 gate admission after 5 p.m.
- Aug. 15, free gate admission for women of all ages.
- Aug. 18, $4 gate admission for ages 13 and older and $1 gate admission for ages 6-12.
- Aug. 18, free gate admission for municipal, county and state law enforcement, Missouri firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics with appropriate I.D. and $1 gate admission for immediate family members.
- Aug. 18, $15, or half price, carnival ride wristbands will be available at carnival ride ticket booths located on the midway.
The 111th Missouri State Fair, themed “Chicks Dig It!,” will be held Aug. 8-18 in Sedalia. For details on savings, a list of advance ticket locations and other offers from sponsors, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Fair onFacebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).