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Lamar Free Fair - Missouri's Largest Free Fair

Welcome To The Lamar Free Fair 2021

Every August, Missouri’s largest free fair, which is celebrating its 76th year, takes over downtown Lamar. A week long fair activities includes a carnival, vendors of all kinds, queen contest, community & civic group booths featuring your favorite carnival foods, youth livestock show, art show, blue ribbon contests, parades, and family fun for all ages!

Lamar Free Fair Carnvial

Date & Time:
Saturday August 7 to
September 5

Rotary Fair Queen Pageant
Saturday, Aug 7th

Carnival & Booths
Open Aug 25 to Aug 28

Constitution Square
Downtown Lamar, Missouri

Contact Information:
Becky Costley

Fair Tickts

Lamar Fair Tickets

Only $17 Each, when you purchase advanced sale tickets*. Purchase now through Wednesday Aug. 25 at these locations!

  • Community National Bank & Trust (Lamar) -- (417) 682-3574
  • Lamar Bank & Trust Company (Lamar) -- (417) 682-3348
  • Arvest Bank (Lamar) -- (417) 682-6066
  • Citizen Bank (Liberal) -- (417) 843-6445

Ride Schedule

Wednesday   August 25, 2021 - 6pm to 11pm
Thursday       August 26, 2021 - 6pm to 11pm
Friday             August 27, 2021 - 6pm to 11pm
Saturday        August 28, 2021 - NOON to 5pm & 6pm to Closing

*Tickets purchased at booths during the Fair are $20 each. One ticket each night for each member of your family lets you ride all the rides as many times as you like, except for Saturday. Two tickets are required Saturday; one ticket for noon-5 p.m. and another for 6 p.m.-closing. The Rides furnished and operated by Evan's United Shows.

Lamar Fair Map & Schedule

Sat. Aug 7th

Rotary Fair Queen Pageant -- 7 pm -- Thiebaud Auditorium

Fri. Aug. 20th
Sat. Aug 21st
Sun. Aug. 22nd
Mon. Aug. 23rd
Tues. Aug. 24th
Wed. Aug. 25th
Thurs. Aug. 26th
Fri. Aug. 27th
Sat. Aug. 28th
Sun. Sept. 5th

The Lamar Free Fair is located in Downtown Lamar Missouri. Lamar is conveniently located near the I-49 and US highway 160 interchange, just 40 miles north of Joplin Mo at exit 77. Lamar is just 80 miles northwest of Springfield Mo via 1-44, US 96 to I-49. 


Click on the map image to the left to view venue locations of fair activities throughout Lamar. The full fair schedule is to the right.

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