Some major draws for the annual Missouri State Fair won’t be happening this year.

State Fair director Jason Moore announced Thursday that any events normally held inside the State Fair Arena have been canceled because a new 140,000 square feet arena will be built, and the current arena won’t be used. That means no bull riding or other rodeo events. All motocross, tractor pulls, demolition derbies and other events normally held at the State Fair Arena are also canceled this year.

“This project represents a significant investment in the Fair’s future, and we can’t wait to welcome these events and more back once construction is complete,” Moore said in a news release.

Construction on the new state-of-the-art complex is set to begin this summer and is expected to be finished in 2026. There’s no word yet on whether this will affect the Missouri State Fair next year.

The Missouri State Fair will be from Aug. 8-18 in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia.

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