General Information

State Fair Gate Admission Prices

  • Daily Adult: $5
  • Daily Youth (6-15): $3
  • Weekly Adult: $20
  • Weekly Youth: $10
  • Daily Family Pass (2 adults, 4 youth): $15
  • Weekly Value Pass (4 adults): $60
Free gate admission after 8:00 pm!

State Fair Merchandise

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Courtesy Golf Carts

Courtesy golf carts are available during the State Fair. They are free to ride and anyone can ride them.  The carts are located at all gates and at random places around the fairgrounds as people need them. The courtesy carts are sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and their auxillaries, the SD Wheat Commission and Huron Regional Medical Center – Here for You!


Scooter/Wheelchair Rental

Rented By: Hometown Mobility

Located at Gate 3 (fairground map)

HomeTown Mobility of Merrill, IA is now accepting reservations online www.hometownmobilityia.com or by calling 1-877-928-5388 from 9am-5pm Monday – Friday and on weekends during the fair; and as always hold a limited number of wheelchairs and scooters for walk-up customers on a first come first serve basis. Reservations will ONLY be accepted for full day Scooter and Wheelchair rentals. Reservations need to be made 24hrs in advance. Security deposit of a driver's license is required for all rentals. Cancellations must be made 48 hrs in advance to receive a full refund, less a $5 cancellation fee per rental unit.

Scooters
$55 per full day (9am-8pm) ,$35 per half day (9am-2pm or 2pm-8pm)
Wheelchairs
$15 per day
Wagons
$15 per day

Golf Cart Information

Personal golf carts will not be allowed on the fairgrounds during the 2013 SD State Fair

For more information on this change in policy, please read the following release issued by State Fair Management:

Golf Cart Policy Release (.pdf)

2013 Golf Cart Rules and Regulations (.pdf)

Rental golf carts will be allowed on the fairgrounds and available through GTI Golf Carts.

GTI Golf Cart Rental Information (.pdf)

Rental for fairgoers and vendors:
  • For rates, call: GTI Golf Carts, 1-800-477-0467
  • Must purchase a $150 permit from the State Fair Office
  • Must provide a copy of a $500,000 liability insurance policy, stating for the use of a golf cart on the SD State Fair grounds
Handicapped Rental of golf carts
  • For rates, call: GTI Golf Carts, 1-800-477-0467
  • Must purchase a $75 handicapped permit from the State Fair Office. Must have statement from doctor or handicapped sticker for proof of handicapped status.
  • Handicap individual must be on golf cart be when it is being used.
  • Must provide a copy of a $500,000 liability insurance policy, stating for the use of a golf cart on the SD State Fair grounds.

SD State Fair History

The first State Fair was held September 29 through October 2, 1885. It moved around to various cities throughout South Dakota until making Huron a permanent home in 1905.

Read More About the State Fair's History (.pdf)

State Fair Commission

Warren Lotsberg – Chairman
1628 McDonald Dr
Huron, SD 57350
Home: (605) 352-5660
wlotsberg@hur.midco.net
Pam Geppert
25764 355 Avenue
Kimball, SD 57355
Phone: (605) 778-6227
dakotafarmtalk@midstatesd.net
Denise Muntefering

40769 272nd St.
Dimock, SD 57331
Home: (605) 928-3080
Work: (605) 928—3311
denise.muntefering@avera.org

Scott Cordts
1865 McDonald Dr.
Huron, SD, 57350
Home: (605) 352-0917
Work: (605) 352-2842
cordtss@fcsamerica.com
Dusty Anderson - Vice-Chairman
PO Box 687
Parkston, SD 57366
Home: (605) 928-7593
Office: (605) 943-5685
danderson@firstdakota.com
Loren Noess
1030 Circle Drive
Mitchell, SD 57301
Home: (605) 996-1976
Work: (605) 996-7516
lorenn@centralec.coop
Pat Manning
30060 471st Avenue
Beresford, SD 57004
Home: (605) 253-2844
Office: (605) 763-4530
mannfarm@valyousat.net
Dick Shelton
4663 Aspen Drive
Huron, SD 57350
Home: (605) 352-3399
Work: (605) 352-1300
dickrecon@qwestoffice.net
Tom Harmon
PO Box 1182
Pierre, SD 57501
Home: (605) 224-4659
Office: (605) 224-4659
Fax: (605) 224-4659
tom-harmon@usa.net
Peter Nielson
SAG
126 Box 2207E
Brookings, SD 57007
(605) 688-4167
peter.nielson@sdstate.edu
Sue Salter
3204 S. Newcastle Court
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Home: (605) 271-0447
saltersue@sio.midco.net
Faron Wahl
835 S Glendale Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Home: (605) 357-8926
fwahl@q.com
Gary Sharp
39353 133rd St.
Bath, SD 57427
Home: (605) 229-5231
gdsharp@nrctv.com