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Lamar Free Fair - Missouri's Largest Free Fair

Welcome To The Lamar Free Fair 2023

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!

See link for information & rules for: Shows, Contests, Parades, Livestock & More!

Lamar Free Fair Carnvial

Date & Time:
Friday August 18 to August 26

Carnival & Booths
Open Aug 23 to Aug 26

Constitution Square
Downtown Lamar, Missouri

Contact Information:
Becky Costley

Fair Tickts

Lamar Fair Tickets

Only TBA Each, when you purchase advanced sale tickets (TBA on the Midway). Purchase now through 5pm, Wednesday Aug. 23 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 23, 2023 - 6pm to 11pm
Thursday       August 24, 2023 - 6pm to 11pm
Friday             August 25, 2023 - 6pm to 11pm
Saturday        August 26, 2023 - NOON to 5pm & 6pm to Closing

*Tickets purchased at booths during the Fair are TBA 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

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. 

2023 Schedule of Events

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