New Construction Forces MSF To Cancel State Fair Arena Events

Missouri State Fair Director Jason Moore has announced today all events typically held in the State Fair Arena will be cancelled for 2024. The action is necessary due to the start of the construction of a new indoor facility to replace the current venue. The venue has been used for events such as rodeo, demolition derby, motocross, and tractor pulls.

Director Moore calls the construction of a state-of-the-art complex a chance to 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. The Missouri State Fair will keep patrons updated on its construction progress through the Fair’s website and social media.