AUG 29 - SEP 2, 2019

HURON, SD

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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

The farm and ranch has long been the cornerstone of South Dakota history. None more perhaps than the farms and ranches we honor as South Dakota Century Farms and Ranches. If your family has retained ownership of a farm or ranch for 100 years or more in South Dakota, and if the farm or ranch consists of a minimum of 80 acres of the original farmland, you may be interested in having your farm or ranch designated as a Century Farm or Century Ranch.

The South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program  is a joint program of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The ceremony at the State Fair will recognize those Century Farms/Ranches that have not been previously honored. More than 2,100 farms and ranches have been honored statewide.

For more details, call the SD Farm Bureau office at 605-353-8052 or the SD Department of Agriculture at 605-773-5425 or visit their website at http://sdda.sd.gov/office-of-the-secretary/century-farms/


Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
10:00 am



Salute to Veterans

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Join us as we salute our Veterans at the SD State Fair.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
10:30 am



Sherwin Linton and the Cotton Kings

AARP Centennial Stage

An infectious smile, a charming personality and sincerity have won him a loyal legion of friends and fans all over the United States and abroad. Sherwin often plays over 250 dates a year and among his many unique accomplishments is a perfect attendance record. He has never missed a scheduled performance in 45 years. Sherwin's show is complimented by his lovely and talented wife and vocalist, Pam Linton, and his great band, "The Cotton Kings".


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Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Friday, Aug 30
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Saturday, Aug 31
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 1
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Monday, Sep 2
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:45 pm


SD State Fair Karaoke Rendezvous

Midway Roadhouse

The State Fair is partnering up with Rem Dog Song Entertainment to bring the karaoke contest back to the fair. Two qualifying competitions will be held at the State Fair on Thursday, August 29 and  Friday, August 30. Prelim competition winners get $100-1st place, $75-2nd place and $50-3rd place.

The qualifiers will be invited to participate in the finals on Saturday, August 31.

The winner takes home $500, 2nd place finalist receives $300, and the 3rd place finalist takes home $200.

Competition begins at 5 pm nightly.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
5:00 pm

Friday, Aug 30
5:00 pm

Saturday, Aug 31
5:00 pm



The Dweebs

Beer Garden

The Dweebs' experience is sweeping the nation!  People from all over are expressing their inner 'Dweeb' like never before. From grandparents to grandkids, teenagers to adults, no one is left out when The Dweebs come to town. Expect The Dweebs to deliver something for every musical taste, every age, and every type of fan! Come enjoy the performance of a talented family having fun making music. This Wisconsin based band features four family members: Michael "Papa Dweeb" Blue, his daughter Claire Blue and his two sons Michael Blue Jr. and Benjamin Blue.

Appearing at premiere events across the nation, The Dweebs' live concert offers the entertainment experience of a lifetime. Enjoy the classic hits of the legendary Johnny Cash and The Beatles to the modern hits of Fun, Pink, and Katy Perry. The Dweebs provide a fun memorable performance full of stage antics, crowd participation, mock rock icons, confetti, flying toilet paper, and more! 

The Dweebs' show is entertaining to the max. See for yourself why The Dweebs truly are America's favorite party band.


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Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
10:00 pm



Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is the SD State Fair's version of American Idol! Contestants compete in preliminary competition Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those who make it out of the preliminary competition will move onto the finals!


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Schedule

Friday, Aug 30
TIME TBD

Saturday, Aug 31
TIME TBD

Sunday, Sep 1
TIME TBD

Monday, Sep 2
TIME TBD



Team up for Safety Quiz Bowl

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
Hosted by SD Farmers Union
Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
TIME TBD



Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Awards and Rural Dakota Pride Awards

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
Hosted by SD Farmers Union
Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
10:30 am



Arm Wrestling Competition

Midway Roadhouse

Arm Wrestling Registration - 12 pm
Arm Wrestling Competition - 1 pm

4 Weight Divisions:
0-175 lbs.
176-200 lbs.
201 and up lbs.
Open Class Left Handed

Weigh-in will take place the day of the event. Competitors can enter as many weight divisions as they'd like; however, you cannot enter a weight division lower than the current weight.

Competition will be held in a round robin format.

Each match will have a (1) minute time limit. If no pin is made within a minute, whoever has the advantage after (1) minute will be the winner.

2018 Results

175 & Under
1st Place- Matt Mikkelson

175-200 lbs
1st Place- Darren Johnson
2nd Place- David Murphy 
3rd Place- Matt Mikkelson

201 & Up
1st Place- Eugene Martin
2nd Place- Dallas Murphy 
3rd Place- Brandon Stolz

Open Left Class
1st Place- Eugene Martin
2nd Place- Darren Johnson
3rd Place- Brandon Stolz



Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
1:00 pm



Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
Congratulations to the 2018 Miss SD State Fair Amber Hulse and Miss Outstanding Teen Anna Calhoon!

Amber's platform is Operation Overload: A Confidential College Briefing, where she helps youth through the college application process helping students meet their full potential and realize opportunities that are out there for further education and career planning. 

Anna's platform is Project Blue Light, which is an organization that keeps the memory of fallen officers alive. Her uncle, Chad Mechels, was a police officer that was killed in the line of duty, so this is near and dear to her heart.


The South Dakota State Fair will celebrate the crowning of a new Miss South Dakota State Fair at the State Fairgrounds in Huron. The pageant, a preliminary to the Miss South Dakota program is open to young women ages 17 and 24.

In addition, a teen competition will also be held during the pageant. Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen is open to young ladies between 13 and 17 years old.

Two titles are open for Miss - Miss State Fair and Miss Wheel Jam and two titles open for Teen - Miss State Fair Outstanding Teen and Miss Wheel Jam Outstanding Teen.

The Current Miss State Fair and Miss State Fair Outstanding Teen will reign over the fair with crown and sash until Monday, Sept. 3. The new title holders will be "in waiting" wearing only their sash and will regin during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.

Contestants will arrive on Friday by 6:00 pm. Interviews will be held on Saturday Morning. Host homes will be provided to contestants if needed.

For more information contact
Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant Directors
Carolyn & Monica Knutson
bc4knut@itctel.com
(605) 690-2390


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Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
2:00 pm


Community Worship and Praise Service

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
Schedule

Sunday, Sep 1
11:00 am



SD Auctioneers Association State Bid Calling Championship

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

South Dakota Auctioneers Association will be hosting the Bid Calling State Contest at the South Dakota State Fair.

You need to be a member of the SDAA and be in good standing to compete. Upon winning you will host the fun auction at the South Dakota Auctioneers Convention in June and emcee the next year's contest.



Connect with SD Auctioneers Association State Bid Calling Championship:
Schedule

Sunday, Sep 1
2:00 pm



SD Country Music Hall of Fame Annual Award Ceremony

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

The South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame (SDCMHoF) will be presenting the 16th Annual Awards in a ceremony at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, SD on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The 2019 inductees will be presented their awards on the Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage by Gate 3 starting at 6 pm.

2018 Inductees were: Phyllis Hummel – Lester Prairie, Ray Hilmer - Harrisburg, John Thiesen (posthumous) – Valley Springs, Gerald Heitmann Lake City, Franklin Keeble Sr. - Grenville, Maurice Bueber -Tripp, Craig Winquist - Alcester, Paul Larson – Hill City, Gordon Olson – Misson Hill.  Other 2018 awards winners included:  Lifetime Achievement Award: Elva Meyers – Yankton, Gospel CD of the Year - Leland Harding III / Anton Mack  - Willow Lake/Watertown “You Got To Have Faith.”  CD of the Year:  Dave Oyen – Kalispell “Acoustic” &  Kim Plender – Box Elder “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.”  The new 2018 category Songwriter of the Year:  Dale Allen Pommer – Nashville, and Promoter of the Year: High Country Guest Ranch – Hill City.

Inductees are all nominated by their peers, friends, or family.  They are then selected based on their musical history, promotion, and support of country music in South Dakota.  Musicians and performers are selected from throughout all the entire great state of South Dakota. There are no age restrictions except for the Lifetime achievement award.  For this award, the selected inductee must be at least 70 years old and have promoted country music in South Dakota for most of their lives and be a prior hall of fame inductee.

In addition to honoring musicians, the use of some of the donations for the Hall of Fame is to help provide musical supplies for the beginners in the elementary school levels. It is our belief that kids need support and encouragement to become involved in the arts and music is an art. This is the organization's way of giving back to the community as well. Helping children get music supplies is very important. We are the only statewide organization that puts musical supplies into the hands of elementary students in their formative years.

The South Country Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization and all work is done on a voluntary basis.  The organization relies primarily on donations for its support.   South Dakota merchants and vendors are used for the business needs whenever possible, and is our way of supporting South Dakota.  A huge shout out of thanks to the venues that host our events, without them, none of this would be possible.

Please conact them at 605-310-2441 or email us at: sdcmhof@southdakotacountrymusichalloffame.org





Schedule

Sunday, Sep 1
6:00 pm



2016 winners - L to R: Elizabeth Hofer - 1st Swepstakes, Brown County Fair; Kianna Healy - Grand Award Winner, Sioux Empire Fair; Ashley Fink - 2nd Sweepstakes, Turner County Fair; Maria Noyes & Deni Zeeb - 3rd Sweeptsakes, Sully County Fair

SD Youth Talent Contest

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

This will be the 30th year for the State Youth Talent Contest.

The contest has different categories which can be entered; vocal solo female, vocal solo male, vocal group, band/instrumental group, instrumental solo, dance solo, dance group & variety.

To qualify for the state contest a contestant must compete at a local contest held at an event that is a member of the South Dakota Association of Fairs & Celebrations. Contestants must meet age qualifications of 13 – 19. Must be 13 by the first day of the South Dakota State Fair and not more than 19 by the first day of the South Dakota State Fair.

For more information on the Youth Talent Contest contact the State Youth Talent Contest Coordinator at  sdafc@southdakotafairs.com.
Schedule

Monday, Sep 2
1:00 pm

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