The Missouri State Fair is just around the corner!
The Missouri State Fair apicultural entries will be accepted this year on Monday, August 6, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Judging will be on Tuesday which gives the State Fair Committee time to set the booth up on Wednesday the day following the honey and apiculture judging. Entry forms and rules can be found at the State Fair website (click here).
The fair officially begins on August 9th through the 19th. Gregg put together a nice video about the Competition information that can be seen here. Remember as a competitor you are considered a Vendor by the Department of Agriculture, so you will need to sign the form at both signature places. Also, they encourage you to give them your bank routing information. If you prefer not to give this information to them your check will be delayed but you will eventually receive it by US Postal Service.
Dean Sanders is taking names of those interested in working at the MO State Beekeepers Association Fair booth. Dean may be reached at 816-456-4683. Several clubs have signed on for the full day which is greatly appreciated! If you wish to sign on as a group or as an individual, please contact Dean to reserve your place and ticket for entry into the MO State Fair in Sedalia, MO.
The MSBA will also recognize at the Fall Conference MSBA members who won State Fair classes. The MSBA will award $200 to the outstanding MSBA member exhibitor in Division A who won the Grand Champion Ribbon. Matching monetary awards will be given to MSBA members who place first in Divisions A and B Classes. This will be Dean Sanders final year as MSBA Fair Chair. Jim Reeves from Blue Springs will be learning the ropes this year. If you can’t work the booth stop by to say thanks to Dean for years of service and hello to Jim.