Sedalia is a very diverse place. Many know Sedalia as the State Fair City which hosts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many others flock to Sedalia for a ragtime celebration at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival.

Every day can provide residents with new things to see, do, and explore. Two examples would be the beauty and history of the Katy Trail or the stunning reformation of the historic downtown district. Add a great mix of new retail shops, restaurants, and a healthy dose of Midwestern hospitality and your day trip could turn into a weekend memory.

The train on the Missouri State Fair grounds

No matter the season, Sedalia has it all. It's easy to stay up to date by bookmarking the community calendar which provides easy access to coming attractions. You may also visit the Sedalia Visitor's Bureau to learn all about our music, culture, and art venues.

Community Calendar

There is always something happening in Sedalia. Bookmark our local Community Calendar that changes on a regular basis.


Inside, outside, or all around, Sedalia has it all. Whenever you choose to explore, all you need to bring is a sense of wonder and a smile. Visit the Attractions page for a partial list of "can't miss" things to do in Sedalia.

Music, Art and Culture

There truly is something for everyone in Sedalia. When you have been around since 1860 it isn't surprising there is some much to explore and do.

Visitor Resources

Perhaps nothing could increase the sense of community more than visiting the Sedalia Visitors Bureau. Whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, there are a lot of different events and attractions to be discovered here. Or perhaps you would like to engage with over 300 businesses? If so, check out the Sedalia Chamber of Commerce website. Whichever you choose, this is a great way to cross paths with your neighbors in Sedalia.


Sedalia's central location and access to highways and interstates make the airports in Kansas City, Columbia, and St. Louis easily accessible. In town, visitors can use the Sedalia Bus or travel downtown to take the Amtrak Missouri River Runner.

Groups & Organizations

Sedalia has a variety of civic groups and organizations that add vibrancy, character, and charm to the city. If you are interested in civic involvement, or perhaps just like associating with people that share the same interests and goals, Sedalia has an organization for you.