SEMO Fair Announces Theme and Entertainment



The Semo District Fair is celebrating 75 years of carnival fun, motor sports, entertainment, and Southeast Missouri tradition with a special theme and a spectacular live music setup for 2015. The following release includes the fair schedule, and grandstand entertainment.

The 2015 Fair theme of “We have a Good thing Growing - 75 Years at Arena Park” says it all. 75 years of growth in promoting our agriculture origins, bringing the country to town, and providing pure family fun for all. 75 years and still growing.   

New for 2015 the Grandstand entertainment will feature motorsports Saturday, September 12 with the Dual Demo Derby and a regional Hot Rod Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19. Nationally known musical entertainment will take the stage Monday through Thursday.

This year the SEMO Fair will be returning with Agriland. First introduced in 2014,  Agriland has been expanded with interactive displays, agricultural educators, and brand representatives on hand to help spread the message of “More to food than a grocery store”.  

Special promotions continue this year with the very successful “Two for Tuesday” on September 15, and now with the addition of the new “Thrifty Thursday” on September 17. These promotions feature discounts on entry gate, carnival rides, and fair foods.

The annual fair parade will be Saturday, September 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Capaha Park.

The 2015 Grandstand entertainment and schedule is as follows:

  • Auto Tire & Parts Dual Demo Derby on Saturday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

  • Mouser Steel Heartland Barrel Racing on Sunday, September 13, 1:00pm

  • 38 Special – Southern Rock on Monday, September 14, 8:00pm

  • The Newsboy’s  by KHIS Radio (Contemporary  Christian) on Tuesday, September 15,       7:00 p.m.

  • 15th  Heartland Idol by River Radio Group on Wednesday, September 16, 7:00pm

  • Dan + Shay (Pop Country) on Thursday, September 17, 8:00pm

  • ITPA/ Bootheel Pullers Hot Rod Tractor Pull on Friday, September 18, 7:00pm

  • ITPA / Bootheel Pullers Hot Rod Tractor Pull on Saturday, September 19, 7:00pm

Tickets will be available online at and at the fair ticket office beginning July 23. All advanced ticket purchases offer free entry gate admission including motor sports. For additional information contact the Fair office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 573-334-9250,  or 573-270-0898.

The fair will take place in Arena Park, 410 Kiwanis Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, September 12 - 19.

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