If you're planning on attending the Missouri State Fair, you might consider buying your fair admission and carnival tickets in advance to save money.

Advance Adult Fair Admission Tickets are now on sale for $12 a ticket through various outlets. These include purchases through Etix, the Missouri State Fair Box Office on the Fairgrounds, Break Time Convenience Stores, Bomgaars, and Family Center Farm and Home Stores.

Purchases through Etix must be completed by July 31 so tickets can arrive via mail before the Fair, while tickets purchased at the box office or one of the Fair's retail sponsor outlets must be made by August 7.

Gate Admission at the Missouri State Fair will be $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $4 for Kids 6 - 12 years old, and Kids 5 and under are admitted free.

The Wade Shows website offers a $25 Advance Unlimited Ride Carnival Wristband good for one day of unlimited carnival rides through August 7.

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In addition to the $25 Advance Unlimited Ride Carnival Wristband, Wade Shows and the Missouri State Fair offer a $37 Advance Unlimited Daily Deal. This offer combines one day of unlimited carnival rides and one adult admission to the fair. Both offers will save the early purchaser up to $15. The $37 Advance Unlimited Daily Deal is available through Wade Shows' website, Break Time Convenience Stores, Bomgaars, and Family Center Farm & Home Stores. These tickets will be available through August 7.

The Missouri State Fair offers various other ways to save on admission tickets, carnival rides, and vendor/concession discounts throughout the fair, including $5 admissions after 5:00 PM, which runs from Sunday, August 11 through Thursday, August 15, and the Fair's Lunch Bunch deal, which will refund your fair admission if you grab lunch at the Fair from Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15. Check out how you can save at the Missouri State Fair here.

Additionally, tickets to The Missouri State Fair Grandstand events are now available at the Missouri State Fair Box Office while tickets remain. Missouri State Fair Box Office Hours are as follows:

July 1 - August 2: Noon - 6:00 PM CDT, Monday through Friday (the Box Office is closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day).

August 5 - August 7: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT

August 8 - August 18 (During Fair): 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM CDT

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