State Fair Camping
If you had a reserved camping site at the 2012 SD State Fair, you will receive a camping reservation form for the 2013 SD State Fair on January 18, 2013. Campers have until March 31, 2013 to make their reservations. After March 31, campers who wish to be moved will be moved if their request can be accommodated.
Self-contained and tent nightly camping is available at Gate 13 for $20.00 per night. Reservations are not needed for this. Payment for your stay will be taken upon your arrival at Gate 13.
If you wish to camp at the 2013 State Fair and didn’t camp with us in 2012, please read the information below for your options.
Once again this year for $142.00 (includes 4 gate admission wristbands), we will be offering a full week of off grounds, self contained (need generator or camper battery) or tent camping, at our Gate H area, which is across the street from the 4-H Gate 8. This area has no shower/restroom on site; you would use the Pasque Park shower/restroom. Also, we are offering the same accommodations at Gate 13 which is located across the street from the west side of the race track (where the stock trailers are parked) EXCEPT there is a shower/restroom facility on site, same $142.00 rate.
Although these sites are located off of the main fairgrounds, there are many benefits to camping in Gate H or 13. If you reserve at one of these locations, you are then in the data base and will receive a camping application in January 2014, and can request to move on grounds, should there be a site to fit your camper in 2014. We have had great response to these areas as people think the sites are very spacious and much quieter than the campsites on the main grounds.
If you know that you would like one of the above mentioned self contained spots please contact me after January 18, 2013. I will take your information over the phone and you can pay then with your credit card, or I will hold your information for (1) week awaiting your check.
The fact that we are so full from year to year with a waiting list of campers proves that the fair is growing and families like yourself are interested in staying with us to create your own “memories.” We sincerely want to help as many families as possible come to the fair for the week!!
The State Fairgrounds hosts the largest campground in the state, with over 1250 sites. All campsites on the grounds have electricity. There are limited sewer and water hook-ups. Showers and restrooms are located in all campgrounds.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to Shelley Noonan in the State Fair Office.
2013 Decorated Campsite Contest
Theme: "Fall Into Fun At The Fair"
Paid Campsite in 2014!
2 Grandstand Tickets to Choice of Show in 2014!
2012 Decorated Campsite Contest
Theme: "My Favorite Sport/Team"
Decorated Campsite Contest Winners
The Renken Family - Hawarden, IA
The Brent Mason family - Frankfort, SD
1st Place Self-Contained Campground:
The Eichstadt Family - Wessington, SD
- $20/night - Electricity available at all campsites. Full hook-ups available.
- Pay at the drop boxes in the campgrounds or at the SD State Fairgrounds office, M-F, 8-5.
Wheel Jam Camping
2012 Wheel Jam reserved campers will be mailed camping reservations forms for the 2013 Wheel Jam in January 2013. They will have until March 30, 2013 to pay and reserve their spot. After that time, it will be first come, first serve until Coyote Corner is full. Coyote Corner is the only camping area reserved during Wheel Jam.
The rest of campgrounds are available for nightly camping at $20/night. No reservations are needed. Payment for your stay can be made upon arrival.