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Missouri State Fairgrounds

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Sedalia MO
Hwy 65 @ 16th St.
800-422-FAIR / 800-422-3247

Missouri State Fairgrounds is located 0.6 mile from the Katy Trail, in Sedalia MO

Directions: Go N on Clarendon, which is the street at the east end of the Equestrian parking (Sedalia's Western-most trailhead). The road does not have a good shoulder - ride with caution!
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Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Geared Up from Portland on 07/30/2023 02:18 PM:
Yes you will pass several locked gates. Keep going to the one that's open with the big blue sign that says camping. Electric and water at each site. The shower houses were disgusting but did have hot showers. The grumpy old man is still there, but definitely seemed fine today.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
JT from TERRE HAUTE on 08/06/2021 10:39 PM:
Forget to mention the campsites had outlets, we were able to recharge our electronics.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
JT on 08/06/2021 10:18 PM:
Camped here on 7/12/21. Found the campground and about the time we finished setting up the tents the security personnel came by to collect the camping fee. Restrooms and hot showers were close by. Several food options (fast and otherwise) were within walking distance (1/2 to 3/4 of a mile). Rode 1.7 miles to Walmart and back to pick up a couple of forgotten items. The factory across the street did make some noise through the night, but I still slept well.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Geo from Madison WI on 01/06/2021 12:36 AM:
I'm responding to the question about hammock camping. I recall that trees were scarce and not close enough to accommodate a hammock. We were charged $12/tent. I'd guess that your hammock is as big is my bivy sack.

A note about noise. There is 24/7 background noise from a nearby fiberglass factory. Deal with it, there are no other campgrounds on offer in Sedalia.

We were able to recharge our phones at one of the vacant RV sights.

We camped here on 10/04/20.

 
Kim Henderson - Kim's Cabins from Windsor on 01/07/2021 08:09 AM:
There are great folks that have started a campground a little west of Sedalia called Lazy Liz horse and RV campground. If not listed on here maybe Ray can add them.

Hammock Camping at Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Sam from Cottleville MO on 12/24/2020 04:17 PM:
Are there some sites here with trees that are suitable for two hammock campers? Would the cost for two hammocks be $24? Thanks!

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Missouri State Fairgrounds from Sedalia, Missouri on 09/18/2020 09:56 AM:
For the most up to date information on the year round/off-season camping at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, please visit www.mostatefairgrounds.com. Most questions can be answered under the Camping tab. We look forward to you staying with us!
660-530-5600
www.mostatefairgrounds.com

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Missouri State Fairgrounds from Sedalia, Missouri on 09/18/2020 09:55 AM:
For the most up to date information on the year round/off-season camping at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, please visit www.mostatefairgrounds.com. Most questions can be answered under the Camping tab. We look forward to you staying with us!
660-530-5600
www.mostatefairgrounds.com

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Fred from St. Louis on 09/02/2020 06:44 PM:
Are you allowed to use gas cooker at the Fair Grounds, plans are to start in Clinton and
ride back to St. Charles in Oct........


Fred

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Jason from STERLING on 07/21/2020 07:25 PM:
Anyone have up to date information on the camping situation at the fairgrounds? I have heard it was closed but can not find anything about it being reopened as of yet. I am planning a bike trip the end of September and trying to locate a camping area near Sedalia, preferably on east side.

 
Triker on 07/22/2020 01:05 AM:
Here is the number to the Sedalia Fairgrounds camping 660-848-2232

 
Triker on 07/22/2020 01:08 AM:
Sorry that was wrong number.. Sedalia Fairgrounds 660-530-5601

 
Kim Henderson - Kim's Cabins from Windsor on 07/22/2020 08:53 AM:
I've seen a lot of confusion on camping at the Mo State Fairgrounds so just called the main office to get the scoop. Fairgrounds camping is Open. It might have been closed for a short time during construction but camping, showers and restrooms are open. From the Katy Trail you would go North with the main fairgrounds to your right. You'll see signage for camping. If before 5 you can check in at the Admin. Office. or...in the evening someone will be around to collect.

 
Kim Henderson - Kim's Cabins from Windsor on 07/22/2020 08:55 AM:
The number I called was 800-422-3247

 
maduniboomer from op on 07/22/2020 03:51 PM:
what is the fee for a single tent one night.

 
Triker on 07/23/2020 07:01 AM:
Sedalia fairgrounds camping 1 site not during the fair $12

 
Brian L. from Austin on 07/23/2020 07:10 AM:
$12 for tent camping, $25 for hook-up; rates higher around Fair time.
See mostatefairgrounds dot com/camping/ for details.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Allegra from St. Charles on 05/26/2020 11:56 PM:
The Fairgrounds are closed at the moment, and possibly for the rest of the summer due to COVID-19. There is no where else to camp in Sedalia FYI

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Daniel Mascarenhas on 10/24/2018 06:49 PM:
Spent a night here recently. It was $12 for a tent, which I think is a good price. There's water at the sites and the bathroom is decent, with hot showers. Only issue is that there are no picnic tables for cooking and hanging out.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Brian Riecker from Norman, OK on 10/08/2018 09:32 AM:
Nice place to camp, but bring earplugs and eyecovers if you are a light sleeper as there is usually an RV with a generator running, the insulation plant across the street runs 24/7, and there are bright streetlights all over the campground.

$12 per tent. Not $10 per couple. We had two small tents and paid $24. Could have brought a slightly larger tent and paid only $12!

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Dan k from Paw Paw, WV on 09/18/2017 06:17 PM:
We camped here in Sept.,2017. It's great! The grounds are beautiful to walk, many old show barns, expansive campground, very good, clean shower/toilets. An employee will greet you, collect your fee, $10/2 people. There aren't any seats, or picnic tables, but there was a table down at the ticket gate, by the showers, on the low part of the grounds. You can get on the Trail from this property, no traffic. Sedalia has every kind of restaurant, and groceries you could want, we'd stay here again, for sure.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
AmyB from Tucson on 06/14/2017 05:26 PM:
This was a nice place to camp. We stayed here 2 different nights - one at the beginning of our ride and one at the end. Everyone was pleasant and the fairgrounds are pretty! I would stay here again if I was in town.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Madeline from Minneapolis on 05/25/2017 12:04 PM:
Stayed here 5/15/17. Make sure to go far enough up the road! The campgrounds are on your right as you head up from the trail head, and there is a sign. As others have said, someone will come around at night to collect payment.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Dennis d.B. from Georgia on 07/28/2015 07:55 PM:
Stayed here the first of June. Rode the Amtrac to Sedalia and biked to the campground. Set up tent on lawn were there isn't trailer hookups and then sooner or later a white truck comes around to pick up fees. Stayed here two nights as the first day went to Clinton and back. Showers are clean as is restroom. If you have privacy issues then this might not be the place for you as the showers are community showers (men and women seperate) but every one showers together. Reminds me of my high schoold days. The toilets do not have curtains or doors on them.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Debbie from Centralia,IL on 10/24/2013 11:23 AM:
Good place to stay. Safe and showers were clean.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
Harry from Crofton MD on 04/06/2012 10:50 AM:
I'm coming out later in May to ride the trail west-to-east.
My first night will be camping @ Fairgrounds (after shuttle) but I can't seem to connect with above ph# (constant busy signal).
Any help???

 
Gene from Indiana on 04/09/2012 12:10 AM:
The campgrounds should be open by May. Put your tent up and someone will collect $10 for camping. The red and white buildings down the hill are the bathrooms and showers. The National Guard Armory next door usually has personnel working there and staying in trailers at the campground. The campground is about several hundred yards from the Sedalia West Trail Exit.

Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia
kurt from naperville il on 02/26/2012 09:54 AM:
perfect for the touring cyclist...i stayed here two nights, the first after i arrived late by train, then the second after i did the out and back to clinton. The campground was empty and I wasnt sure i was in the right place but about 10pm a guard came by and took the fee. Nice bathrooms and close to food and restaurants. Nothing fancy just peaceful.