AUG 31 - SEP 4, 2017

HURON, SD

Thank You
For Your Support!

AARP
Clear Channel
Budweiser / Bud Light
Farmers Union

North Western Energy
Red Wilk Construction
Value Added Agriculture
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Free Entertainment



Noah's Way Exotic Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Grounds/Strolling

Located in the MIP Building

Noah's Way Exotic Petting Zoo will feature at least 40 animals of various species. Animals may include camel, zebra, nilgai antelope, oryx antelope, eland antelope, water buffalo, watusi, zebu, alpaca, African crested porcupine, cavy, coatimundi, lemur, giant tortoise, sheep, and goats.

Pony rides will be offered along with the petting zoo.  Pony rides are $5/ride.

Schedule

Thursday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 4
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 5
ALL DAY



Nick Sharp Magic Show

Midway Roadhouse

For over 25 years Nick's passion has been performing magic for the masses, globetrotting around  the world. This show has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in over 24 different countries and even in some remote parts of North Dakota. A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.

Nick's sole purpose is to entertain and do whatever it takes to ensure that the audience is having a good time and that the show goes off without a hitch.

 

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
TIME TBD

Friday, Sep 1
TIME TBD

Sunday, Sep 3
TIME TBD



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 31
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 31
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".


Connect with Sherwin Linton and the Cotton Kings:
Schedule

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

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

Saturday, Sep 2
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
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 again to bring the karaoke contest back to the fair. Rem Dog will take the show on the road this summer for qualifying contests. Two more qualifying competitions will be held at the State Fair on Thursday, August 31 and  Friday, September 1. 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, September 2.

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 31
5:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
5:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
5:00 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!


 

Congratulations to our 2016 Dakota Star Winners!

Adult Category: 18 yrs. and older
Dacotah Star (1st place): Kayla Tingle, Aurora
2nd place: Dayna Jones, Emery

Junior Category: 12-17 yrs.
1st place: Elizabeth Hofer, Bruce
2nd place: Kianna Healy, Hartford
3rd place: Cutler Michalski, Willow Lake

Child Category: 11 yrs. and younger
1st place: Ciara Blake, Mitchell
2nd place: Reese Reichert, Parkston
3rd place: Kate Ahlers, Mitchell


Sponsored By:
Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
5:30 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
5:30 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
5:30 pm

Monday, Sep 4
5:00 pm



Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Awards

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
TIME TBD



Rural Dakota Pride Awards

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
TIME TBD



Team up for Safety Quiz Bowl

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
TIME TBD


Bean Bag Competition

Beer Garden

More information will be posted this summer on the bean bag competition.


Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
12:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
12:00 pm



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.

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
1:00 pm



Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Congratulations to the 2016 Miss SD State Fair Carly Goodhart!

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.

For more information contact
Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant Director
Erin Stewart
missstatefairorganization@gmail.com
(605)354-6389

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
2:00 pm


Community Worship and Praise Service

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
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.



Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
2:00 pm



SD Country Music Hall of Fame Annual Award Ceremony

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

2016 inductees are: Francie J Ganje, Eugene W Noonan, Kathy Koenig, Bobby Humphrey, Joyce Ruesink, Donnie Backman, Frank "Buddy" Ree, Eugene "Whitey" Boettcher, Mike Nepodal, Matt Nepodal, Liz Fisher

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 - Howie Gamber
CD of the Year Award Winner - Kim & Harland 'Aces & Eights' 
Supporter of the Year - Bev & Lloyd Schafer

Inductees are nominated by their peers, friends, and 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 around the entire state.

The Board of Directors for the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame include:  Sara Sandwick, Emily Danielson, and Chair Wini Iverson.  Assistants are Sandi Vander Wal and Ellen Robertson along with many other volunteers who help with events and preparations.

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 the organizations way of supporting South Dakota.  It is also important to recognize the venues that have hosted our events, without them, none of this would be possible.

The South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame also helps support music programs for elementary schools in the state of South Dakota.  Support has been given in the past to elementary school music programs. 

For details visit us on the web at http://southdakotacountrymusichalloffame.org/ or contact the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame at 605-310-2441 or email us at: sdcmhof@southdakotacountrymusichalloffame.org

 

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
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 27th 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.

The sponsors for this year's contest are:
  • Grand Award - $500.00 - Romeo Entertainment Group
  • 1st Sweepstakes - $250.00 sponsored by Theatrical Media Services  |  2nd Sweepstakes  $150.00 sponsored by SD Assoc. of Fairs and Celebrations   |   3rd Sweepstakes - $100.00 sponsored by SD Assoc. of Fairs and Celebrations
  • Trophies for the first four places – RaceWest Awards & Trophies
  • T-Shirts for each contestant – South Dakota Association of Fairs & Celebrations
For more information on the Youth Talent Contest, call Sonje Oban, the State Youth Talent Contest Coordinator at 605-397-8333 or sdafc@southdakotafairs.com.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
1:00 pm