SEMO District Fair underway

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The 2023 Southeast Missouri District Fair is underway.

It runs through September 16 with the theme of “It’s Show Time.”

Musical acts include:

  • Sept 12: The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Sept 13: Tracy Byrd
  • Sept 14: Steven Bankey and the Flatland Band, along with Johnny Holzum and Well Hungarians

The annual fair parade was held on Saturday morning, September 9 at Capaha Park.

Other events at the fair include barrel racing, Heartland Idol, demo derby and more.

River Radio’s Heartland Idol Final will take place on Sept. 11.

Two nights of demo derby by Thunder Valley will open Saturday night and again for the final night of Sept. 16.

The Pro Pulling League Western Series will begin the action on Friday, Sept. 15 with big tractors and loud trucks.

There will also be carnival rides, including the Ferris wheel, carousel and an Eclipse mega ride.

Tickets will go on sale on July 20 at the ticket office or at

Clayton Hester

Clayton Hester

Clayton Hester is a Digital News Host and Producer with KFVS.