Discounted season tickets for Platte County Fair now on sale

Discounted season tickets for the 153rd Platte County Fair went on sale Monday, June 13. They will remain available at the lower price until July 13 at various retail locations.

This year’s fair runs from Wednesday, July 20 to Saturday, July 23.

The season ticket admits one person age 13 or older to the fair through the entire event. Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free. 

The discounted season tickets will be sold for $25 each at the following locations:

Apple Market, Platte City

BankLiberty, Platte City and Parkville

Bank of Weston, Weston and Platte City

Cosentino’s Price Chopper, Platte City

Community America Credit Union, Tiffany Springs Branch

Platte Valley Bank, Platte City, Liberty, Smithville, Dearborn and Barry Road

Sharp’s Market, Weston

Wells Bank, Platte City

Season tickets will cost $45 at the gate on opening night. Daily admission to the fair for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is $10, and Saturday will be $15.

All ticket prices include parking as available on the fairgrounds, located off of Interstate 29 at exit 18 or 20.

The fair is also seeking candidates for this year’s queen competition. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship opportunity from the Missouri Western State University (MWSU) Foundation, $500 in scholarship money from Zona Rosa and $500 from the Platte County Fair.

An additional $400 in scholarship money is being awarded by 858-HAIR. The salon will award $200 to the queen, $100 to the 1st runner and $50 each to the 2nd runner up and Miss Congeniality.

The competition is open to girls between the age of 17 and 22, as of September 1, 2016, who have resided in Missouri and Platte County at least six months prior to July 12, 2016, are citizens of the United States and who have not already competed at the State Fair more than twice.

The contest will include a private pre-event interview, a talent or speech presentation and an evening gown competition followed by an extemporaneous question. All portions of the contest will take place on Wednesday, July 20.

Contestants will be judged on poise, appearance and personality within each category. Sarah Regan of Platte City won last year’s queen competition.

This year’s fair will also include the demolition derby, Mud-A-Thon and Lucas Oil professional truck and tractor pull in addition to a carnival, horse an mule shows, exhibits and live music. 

For exact days and times of events, visit or contact the fair on Facebook or at The Platte County Citizen will publish its annual fair guide on Wednesday, July 13.