Nothing's better than stumbling into something you haven't seen at the Missouri State Fair. Last year, for me, it was the dude on the piano rolling around the fairgrounds, entertaining everyone. I don't know about you, but every time I saw him with friends, we spent more time than we should have trying to figure out how the guy did that. Of course, the fair constantly changes things; this year is no exception. Here are new things to look for during this year's Missouri State Fair.

The "new" act last year that made Rob smile, a lot! (Missouri State Fair)
The "new" act last year made Rob smile a lot! (Missouri State Fair)

Spectacular Drone Shows 

Two hundred drones will light up the night sky following grandstand concerts by Foreigner Warren Zeiders and Goo Goo Dolls on Thursday, August 8; Friday, August 9; and Saturday, August 10.

The shows will feature an epic LED image show of scenes depicting the Missouri State Fair, Missouri, and other spectacular sights.

Space Adventures Educational Thrill Show 

Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair

This educational thrill show includes a trampoline wall, motorcycle globe, aerial feats combined with the globe, fire performance, and comedy juggling. It focuses on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum. Don't pay too much attention, or you might learn something!

Space Adventures Educational Thrill Show will be located in the northeast corner of the carnival midway.

The Amazing Bubble Factory 

Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair

Check out the fantastic art of bubbles right in front of your eyes. Self-proclaimed Bubbleologist Jamie will engage and entertain the audience as he creates thousands of bubbles. Fairgoers will be amazed as Jamie produces bubbles from the size of a pea to the size of a minivan. This performance will lighten your heart and bring you back to your childhood regardless of age.

The Amazing Bubble Factory Shows are performed in a turn-of-the-century "medicine man" theme with live music, bells, fast-talking, audience participation, smiles, laughs, and bubbles. They can be found north of the Kid's Stage/Kids Zone.

New Acts On Stage

Additionally, new acts are coming to the Missouri State Fair's Touchstone Energy Stage, the Superior Sleep Stage, and the Kids Stage.

Touchstone Energy Stage

B2wins will perform "Top 40 from the Last 40" from Thursday, August 8, to Sunday, August 11. It will feature four decades of the music you know and love with a unique twist!  Shows daily at 3:30 PM CDT and 7:30 PM CDT.

Radatz Magic Aaron Radatz brings his magic act, choreographer/singing/dancing wife, and co-producer April to the Missouri State Fair from Thursday, August 8, to Saturday, August 17.  Shows daily at 1:00 PM CDT, 4:30 PM CDT, and 6:30 PM CDT. The 1:00 PM show on Thursday, August 8, will start at 12:30 PM CDT.

The Kay Brothers salute the music of the Ozarks, foot stompin' Country Blues. They will perform on Monday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 13, at 3:30 PM CDT and 7:30 PM CDT.

The Hall Sisters, an up-and-coming act in the pop country genre who has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, and the Country Music Hall of Fame, will perform from Wednesday, August 14, through Saturday, August 17. Show times are 3:30 PM CDT and 7:30 PM CDT.

Superior Sleep Stage

Pat Kay One Man Band will salute the music of the Ozarks on Friday, August 16.

The Girls Next Door Catch the perfect harmonies of Barbara Walker, Angie Larson, and Jamie Gumm as they bring a little bit of country and a bit of rock to the Superior Sleep Stage. They will be performing on Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18.

August 17 times: 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM,  7:00 PM / August 18 times: 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM

Kids Stage

Professor Smart's Comedy Science Show: Learn science concepts through cool demonstrations, theatrical storytelling, juggling, and physical comedy with Professor Smart. Performances are Wednesday, August 14, through Sunday, August 18. There are three shows daily at 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM CDT.

Enjoy these great new acts at the Missouri State Fair this year while you stroll around the fairgrounds, enjoying everything the Missouri State Fair has to offer! Check out their website here for complete information.

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