AUG 30 - SEP 3, 2018

HURON, SD

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Free Entertainment



Avenger Joe

Beer Garden

Avenger Joe is a three-piece variety band created by Trent Johnson, Jason Haven, and John Pettigrew. All three members have spent many years traveling and performing throughout the Midwest at a variety of venues from bars and clubs to street dances and main stage events. Individually, the members of Avenger Joe have been parts of groups that have opened for headlining acts of many genres including Hairball, The Guess Who, Skid Row, LA Guns, Blackhawk, Joan Jett, Sawyer Brown, Rascall Flats, Joe Nichols, Lee Ann Womack, Gwen Sebastian, Love n Theft and more. Avenger Joe's goal is to bring a quality show. The band not only takes pride in their work but they also love what they do. With a set list that contains a mix of classic congs and current hits, a fun show, years of experience and a professional attitude, it's a good bet that you'll enjoy Avenger Joe!


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Schedule

Wednesday, Aug 30
10:00 pm



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, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 4
ALL DAY



Dr. Bones Exhibit

Grounds/Strolling

Discover the differences between a paleontologist and an archaeologist while participating in an authentic dig. Participants examine the process and factors that lead to the discovery of bones while they unearth, analyze, classify and assemble a full size skeleton. Watch participants work individually and as a team while they problem solve the puzzle of assembly.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 1
ALL DAY



ZuZu African Acrobats

Grounds/Strolling

ZuZu's high energy show has been said to be one of the best live, acrobatic shows in the world! Witness spectacular choreographed routines involving fast pyramid building, limbo, contortion, bottle balancing, chair stacks and hand balancing.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 4
ALL DAY

Wednesday, Oct 25
ALL DAY



Books 4 Kids

Guest Artists/Authors

Goob
"Goob" is the Author of A Fairy Different Life and The Color of Beauty. Her favorite auther as a child was Dr. Suess, which could be the reason all of her own books are written in verse.
Goob's goal with her writing is to help children understand the importance of kindness, empathy and acceptance through lessons infused in entertaining stories. Her powerful presentations during live readings has participants looking at their own actions raher than those around them.
Goob lives with her husband, teenage son, three dogs and four pet chinchillas. Goob's rhyming style makes her books fun for all ages while still imparting the character-building lessons important to the Books 4 Kids Program.

  • Book reading of The Color of Beauty at 9:15am on Thurs., August 31 in the Arts & Ed Building
  • Book reading of The Color of Beauty at 11:00 am on Thurs., August 31 in the Women's Building

    

 

Danika Gordon
Danika Gordon is a student at Sturgis Williams Middle School in Sturgis, SD.
Through active involvement in 4-H, student council National History Day, Destination Imagination, band a volleyball, she hopes to set a positive example for other kids.
For her efforts in emphasizing the message to other students that small acts of kindness can change the world, in February 2016 Danika was recognized with the Prudential Spirit of Community award as South Dakota's Middle School honoree.
Danika is the daughter of Bruce and Kindra Gordon.

  • Book reading of Superhero Surprise at 4:00 pm on Thursday in Arts & Ed Building
  • Book reading of Superhero Surprise at 1:00 pm on Thursday in the Women's Building

    

 

Click to enlarge Books 4 Kids Flier.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
9:15 am, 4:00 pm



South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Retro Games

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Help South Dakota Farm Bureau celebrate 100 years by joining in some old fashioned games!

  • Tug-of-War: Thursday at 9:30 am
  • Pie Eating Contest: Friday at 1:00 pm
  • Hula Hoops: Saturday at 1:45 pm
  • Bobbing for Apples: Sunday at 1:45 pm
  • Ring Toss: Monday at 12:30 pm

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
9:30 am

Friday, Sep 1
1:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
1:45 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
1:45 pm

Monday, Sep 4
12:30 pm



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



Delta Dental Puppet Shows

Guest Artists/Authors

Delta Dental Puppet Show:

  • Thursday, 10:00am
  • Thursday, 1:00pm
  • Friday, 10:00am
  • Friday, 1:00pm

Jean Gross, RDH earned her dental assisting degree from Lake Area in Watertown in 1982 and her dental hygiene degree from USD in Vermillion in 1993. She is currently employeed as a Regional Dental Educator for Delta Dental of SD.
Jeans is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, the Sioux Falls Dental Hygiene Component, and the SD Dental Association. She is an Advisory Board member for March of Dimes Mission Committee, Set (Smoke) Free Coalition, South Dakota Diabetes Coalition, and the Inter-lakes Head Start Program.
In 2014 she was named an honorary member of the South Dakota Dental Association, and in 2017 she was named Hygienist of the Year by the SD Hygiene Association.
Jean and her husband, Jared, have two beautiful daughters, Brooklynn (17) and Kaitlin (15). The family loves to bike, garde, jet-ski, travel, play board games, and spend quality time with family and friends.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Genie Break Sessions

Guest Artists/Authors

  • "The Life and Family of Laura Ingalls Wilder" Tessa Flax, DeSmet: Thursday at 10am
  • "Will DNA Testing Help Your Genealogy?" Mary Buchholtz, Belle Fourche: Thursday at 2pm
  • "Family Trees and Histories - Genealogy E-Resources From the State Library" David Bradford, Sioux Falls: Friday at 10am
  • "Finding Military Records of Your Ancestors Onilne" David Bradford, Sioux Falls: Friday at 2pm
  • "Times of Their Lives Through Newspapers" Linda Lowe, Pierre: Saturday at 10am
  • "Having Fun With Genealogy & Kids" Linda Lowe, Pierre: Saturday at 2pm
  • "DNA 101" Suszanna Folx, Sioux Falls: Sunday at 2pm
  • "The Traveling Medecine Show: A Look at Patent Medicines and Phrenology" Jessie Nesseim, Worthing: Monday at 10am
  • "Don't Get Caught in a Genealogy Mouse Trap" Phyllis Knutson, Sioux Falls: Monday at 2pm

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
10:00 am, 2:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 am, 2:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 am, 2:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
2:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
10:00 am, 2:00 pm


Guest Author Ellen Halter: "Shyster and Harvey"

Guest Artists/Authors

Shyster and Harvey Book Reading:

  • Thursday, 2:00 pm
  • Friday, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, 2:00 pm
  • Monday, 2:00 pm

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Guest Author Adrienne Hartman

Guest Artists/Authors

Adrienne Hartman is a wife, mother of 4, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoys birding, embroidery, art, and of course, writing! Adrienne and her husband Bill also enjoy fishing together and going on cruises.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Salute to Veterans

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

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

Keynote Speaker: Larry Zimmerman, SD Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
10:30 am



The Great Bear Show Exhibit

Grounds/Strolling

Thursday, Aug. 31 - Sunday, Sept. 3
9 am - 8 pm
Monday, Sept. 4
9 am - 6 pm

The Bear Troupe travels throughout the U.S. under the direction of owner/trainer Bob Steele to events such as Sportsman's Show and Fairs to educate the public about bears and how to co-exist with them. Most of the year is spent wandering their 200 acre ranch in Texas. The fourth generation animal trainer works with his furry companions to educate and entertain spectators who otherwise do not know about bears, their nature and intelligence, both in captivity and in the wild.


Connect with The Great Bear Show Exhibit:
Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm



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 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


Usborne Books Storytime

Guest Artists/Authors

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
11:00 am, 3:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
11:00 am, 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
11:00 am, 3:00 pm

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

Monday, Sep 4
11:00 am, 3:00 pm



Comedy Science Show

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

With a whimsical blend of Science, Magic, Hairspray, and Laugh-YourHead-Off Audience Participation, Mad Mike takes learning to a new level! In his fast-paced and highly visual demonstrations, Mad Mike reveals some of the basic mysteries of magic and the science behind many of the illusions we often see on teleision.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
12:00 pm, 3:30 pm

Friday, Sep 1
12:00 pm



Mogen's Heroes

DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Stage

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm



The Wildflowers

Midway Roadhouse

The Wildflowers (The Judds of South Dakota!) are a mother and daughter trio bringing you a wide variety of musical entertainment. They sing everything from Country to Christian. The mother, Jodi Jensen has been singing semi-professionally and competitively since the age of 15 and has traveled all over the United States singing in different bands and performance venues while serving 18 years in the Military. Jodi has five children, three grandchildren and is married to Daniel Jensen of Huron. The oldest daughter is Ashli Anna Hurley of Wilmar, Minnesota. Ashli graduated from Huron High School in 2007. She has two children, Ahmara and Ahnalyn. She is marries to Kevin Hurley of Wilmar. She has been singing competitively since high school and performing at the South Dakota State Fair with the Wildflowers for over 6 years. The youngest daughter is Elizabeth Ryland of Huron. Eilzabeth has been singing competitively and at many benefits in the community for over 6 years. Her first time on the stage was at the age of 14 right here at the South Dakota State Fair performing in the Dakota Star, as well has performing here at the State Fair with the Wild Flowers each year since! They all enjoy singing in the community throughout the year and coming to the State Fair to entertain and bring smiles to the faces of many fair goers each year. They do a wide variety of music so each day is different and new!

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
12:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
12:00 pm



Keeping the Family in the Farm/Ranch/Business

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Please join us for a free seminar - learn how to:

  • Keep your farm, ranch or business in the family
  • Distribute assets fairly among your children
  • Reduce risk by protecting your estate and business assets
  • Strategies for executing a trust, will, power of attorney or more

Joel Neubauer, Regional Financial Advisor with Farm Bureau Financial Services, will explain how they can help facilitate this process; they'll prepare customized reports showing how these concepts apply to your situation.


Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
12:30 pm



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
1:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
1:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
1:30 pm



The Dweebs

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

The Dweebs expereince 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 performances 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 expereince of a lifetime. Enjoy 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, 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 31
2:00 pm, 5:00 pm



Retire at Zero

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Please join us for a free seminar - learn how to reduce or even eliminate your tax obligation during retirement.

Joel Neubauer, Regional Financial Advisor with Farm Bureau Financial Services, will explain how they can help facilitate this process; they'll prepare customized reports showing how these concepts apply to your situation.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
2:00 pm



Maximize Your Retirement

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Please join us for a free seminar - learn:

  • How to make your money last throughout retirement
  • The right time to take advantage of Social Security
  • How to prepare for retirement's many financial challenges

Joel Neubauer, Regional Financial Advisor with Farm Bureau Financial Services, will explain how they can help facilitate this process; they'll prepare customized reports showing how these concepts apply to your situation.


Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
3:30 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.

2017 Results

Thursday Preliminary Winners:
1st place: Sarah Taylor
2nd place: Ashli Hurley
3rd Place: Jodi Jensen

Friday Preliminary Winners:
1st place: Theresa Edgar
2nd place: Elizabeth Hofer
3rd place: Dual Shape

Saturday - Finals Winners:
1st place: Dual Shape
2nd place: Theresa Edgar
3rd place: Elizabeth Hofer

 

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
5:00 pm

Friday, Sep 1
5:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
5:00 pm



Dream Weaver Comedy Hypnosis Show

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
6:00 pm



On the Run w/ Kaila Dakota, 2016 Dakota Star

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

"On The Run" is a Nashville based duo consisting of two solo artists; Kaila Dakota and Bryan Michael who joined forces back in 2016.

South Dakota Native, Kaila Dakota, has performed on some of the region's lasrgest street dances throughout the Midwest. Performing with some of South Dakota's best bands such as "Avernger Joe" and "Eclipse." In 2014 she made an appearance on Season XIII of American Idol, making it to the group rounds in Hollywood. She has opened up for some of the biggest names including Gary Allen, Love N Left, Gwen Sebastian, David Nail, Blake Shelton and Jake Owen. Kaila won the 2016 Dakota Star title and the 2016 South Dakota State Fair.

Bryan Michael, a California Native, performed at legendary venues like The Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Hallywood and even featured on the major summer festival, The Vans Warped Tour. He was selected as a finalst on a national song writing competition with his song "Need You Tonight."

Their free spirited and adventerous personalities brought them together and their music reflects that. They write music that is real and personal to them and have a modern country sound that can be related to groups like Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum to name a couple. "On The Run" just released their first single "Sycamore Tree" on Memorial Day 2017. They're working on an EP to be released on 2018. 

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
7:30 pm



The Dweebs

Beer Garden

The Dweebs expereince 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 performances 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 expereince of a lifetime. Enjoy 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, 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 31
10:00 pm



China Painters Demonstration

Guest Artists/Authors

China painting is a 2,000 year old art of using special paints and a kiln to decorate porcelain pieces. It is not a fast moving art, as all the principles of art come into play along with special brush strokes. Pieces need to be kiln fired between paintings. There are numerous firings done on each piece.

It is a very satisfying art, allowing yout to see what you are capable of doing.

Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Guest Author Brooklynn Gross and Artist Sandie Childs: "Billy's Cavity Carnival"

Guest Artists/Authors

Brooklynn Gross is a senior at Harrisburg High School. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing piano. Broklynn is also involved in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), an organization that teaches leadership and career skills to students. Someday she hopes to become a highschool English teacher.

Sandie Childs is a native of Champaign, Illinois. An elementary art teacher for more than 30 years, she currently teaches in hte Harrisburg, SD School District. Her other passions inculde dabbling in all kinds of arts and crafts, illustrating, creative repurposing, and writing.

Billy's Cavity Carnival Book Reading with Author Brooklynn Gross and Illustrator Sandie Childs

  • Friday, 9:00 am
  • Friday, 12:00 pm
  • Friday, 4:00 pm

Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Crossroad Station

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

SMG Records Nashville recording artist Crossroad Station have been developing their brand of against the grain, boot to the mouth, country music fans since 2010. These Ohio boys have blended many deep rooted country, rock, and blues influences to craft their own unique quitar driven sound that can instantly be recognized. Their new album "Our Neck of the Woods" is available now, and like the album, their live shows are full of emotion, energy, stories and gratitude.

The five piece band plays 150+ shows a year and has shared the stage with: Tracy Lawrence, Colt Ford, Little Texas, Aaron Tippin, Marty Stuart, Kentucky Headhunters, Bo Bice, Chris Cagle, and many others!

This band's second single, "All-American Beer Team" has been added to Coutry Radio stations across the United States in addition to a brand new accompanying music video!

Their debut EP,"Righteous & Rowdy" has recieved thousands of plays and is still going strong with daily requests for "Sweet Whiskey" in Ohio and Tennessee Radio Markets.


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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
11:00 am, 4:30 pm



Bill Chrastil - Elvis Impersonator

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Bill's high-energy show is a salute to music legends: Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Ventures.

It also includes hits from the 50's/60's, Country, Classic Rock, Bill's Original songs!


Elizabeth Hofer will be opening for Bill on Saturday night.

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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
12:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
6:30 pm



Randy Burghardt

Midway Roadhouse

A cowboy with a talent to share, and a man who is going for his dream. Randy Burghardt is a new upcoming Rocky Mountain Country Music artist from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Originally from a small town called Fedora, South Dakota where you went to the feed and small grocery store to get sasparillas and chuck-wagons with your younger brother and sister every saturday, and where Randy grew up on his family's farm. At a young age Randy took piano lessons where his love of music began. Later on he began to play guitar and at 12 years old he started writing songs. Going to school 15 miles away, Randy graduated from Howard High School where he was active in the music program, and began playing in bands when he was 15 years old, continuing to share his talent. After graduation from high school, Randy attended SDSU majoring in Animal Science, and began his own band, the Randy Burghardt Band. In 2012 he moved to the cowboy state of Wyoming where he continued his band, which plays across the Midwest, from the Rocky Mountains to the lower part of Colorado. Randy had the privilege of playing at the CMA music fest in Nashville, Tennessee where he got to showcase his music. His song Gates Open Wide was his first radio single in 2015, was nominated for Song of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in 2016, and has hit the top 20 charts for several radio groups. His song Honkytonk Man has also hit Top 20 Charts and is a number one single. His producer is Gary Snow from Brookings, South Dakota. He has performed with several other artists and bands, such as Ned LeDoux, Kaila Dakota, Dustin Evans, Genevieve Allen, Sean Curtis, Southern Fryed, and Brand 307.

Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm



Ethanol: The American Fuel Panel

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
1:30 pm



Dreamweaver Comedy Hypnosis Show

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
3:00 pm, 8:00 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!

Meet the 2017 Dakota Star Dayna Jones

“I just wanna keep writing songs and playing my music”, says the newest Dakota Star Talent Search winner following her success at this year’s South Dakota State Fair in Huron.   Even though talent contests are not a normal part of her repertoire, Dayna Jones is no rookie to the music world.  She has been performing most of her life with experience in community theater and has spent the past 8 years traveling with a band.  Jones admits it was the opportunity to play in front of the State Fair crowds, the $1,000 prize money and the recording session with Cathouse Studio that enticed her to enter the Dakota Star competition. 

The Dakota Star Search is sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union and is a high visibility event for local artists and musicians to showcase their talent.  It is hosted on the Freedom Stage during the South Dakota State Fair and entries of all ages were submitted from across the state.  Ms. Jones was the winner of the adult category, while second place went to Heather Andrie of Brookings.  In the junior category (age 12-17) top honors went to Alexis Urena of Huron, second place to Madalina Cretu of Wolsey and third place to Saraya Bronson of Wilmot.  Katelyn Ahlers of Mitchell was the winner of the child category (up to 11 years of age), Ciara Blake of Mitchell took second place and third place went to Taylor Mischke of Hayti. 

When asked what she plans to do with her $1,000 purse, Dayna confessed she intends to “reinvest” it back into her band, Jones & Company.  The group is a 5 member band she has been committed to for the past 4 years.  Our newest Dakota Star not only provides lead vocals for Jones & Company, but also plays guitar and knows her way around a piano.  Dayna declares she and her band play a variety of music, from country to rock to pop, but she personally enjoys performing her own songs.  She hopes to utilize the studio session with Cathouse of Sioux Falls, which she won as part of the Dakota Star title, to record some of her original works.  Even though Dayna is committed to her goal of writing music and continuing to perform, she does live a dual life.  Ms. Jones is a 14 year veteran teacher with the Bridgewater-Emery School District and is the star of her very own kindergarten classroom.  “Most people who meet the musician side of me, are shocked to find out I am a kindergarten teacher”, explained Jones.  

Classroom or stage, Dayna is making the most of the opportunities that lay ahead.  In fact, the next opportunity for you to see Jones & Company perform is at The District in Sioux Falls on Saturday, October 14th.  Dayna and her crew will open for one of country music’s hottest new artists, Lauren Alaina, as they headline the “Angels of Light Benefit” hosted by the Guiding Hand Foundation. For more information and tickets go to https://www.guidinghandsd.org/benefit.  To follow Dayna and Jones & Company, be sure to check them out on Facebook or visit https://www.jonesandcompanymusic.com.   

-Contributed story from Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

 

2017 Results

Adult Category

1st place & Dakota Star title winner: Dayna Jones, Emery, SD

2nd place: Heather Andrie, Brookings, SD

 

Junior Category – Ages 12-17

1st place: Alexis Urena – Huron

2nd place: Madalina Cretu (foreign exchange student that lives with Ashley Hiles in Wolsey)

3rd place: Saraya Bronson, Wilmot, SD

 

Child Category – up to 11 years of age

1st place: Katelyn Ahlers, Mitchell, SD

2nd place: Ciara Blake, Mitchell, SD

3rd place: Taylor Mischke, Hayti, SD


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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
6:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
6:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
6:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
5:00 pm



Dustin Evans & the Good Times Band

Beer Garden

Cowboys, Bikers, Good 'Ol Country folks...the party never stops with Dustin Evans & the Good Times Band. As a Nashville recording artist, Dustin Evans has recorded 4 studio albums including 'Good Ol Days To Come' which features great songs like "Here", "Home Away From Lonely", "Good Ol Days To Come", "Mama Was A Train" and many more! The Good Times Band is a very talented group of musicians including Ned LeDoux on drums. Ned is the son of the great cowboy legend Chris LeDoux and youred extensively with he dad's band Western Underground. Gary Snow is one of the most talented guitarists in the area. Tim Deats adds great musicianship on the keyboards, harmonica, and tequila bottle...what?...WAHOOOOO!


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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 pm



The Rude Band

Midway Roadhouse

On any given night you can find them playing "Callin Baton Rouge" and moving right on to "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and then the most recent Nickelback hit. Not too long after that it's a five song non-stop dance marathon that includes "Girls Juse Wanna Have Fun," "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Poker Face," (Did we mention that there aren't any girls in the band?) "Hot, Hot, Hot," & "Low." Closing the night one can expect to hear Zac Brown, AC/DC & Sir Mix-A-Lot... Or something completely different...

No genre is off limits, no era is untouched, no hit is out of reach. Their song list is one of the most varied in the business and people love it. If you walked in off hte street and heard them for the first time playing just one Country, Rock or Dance hit, you could easily assume that they were born to play that kind of music and then get completely thrown when they play something completely different.

Chalk it up to Genius or simply ADD, you never know exactly what you're going to hear when you go to a Rude Band Show. The Rude Band plays almost non-stop four-hour shows, with only one break. By the end of the night you may be wondering if you should start working out.

For 24 years, The Rude Band has been packing bars, ballrooms, street dances, colleges & fairs. With concert great quality sound & lighting production, it's hard to believe that they can be that good. If you haven't seen The Rude Band, what are you waiting for?!


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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 pm



Guest Author Ethel Diggs

Guest Artists/Authors

Ehtel Diggs is a South Dakota author who writes romantic mysteries and inspirational books. Her titles include; "Call T Praise," "Love In The Mind and Heart of God," "Jonathan's Love," "Amethyst Angel," "A Hot Winter In Eden," "The Secrets of Mansfield Manor" and soon to be released "Security Breach," a sequel to "The Secrets of Mansfield Manor."

Ethel grew up in San Fransisco, California and has traveled abroad. She enjoys marrying her life's adventures to the sight, sounds and flavors of South Dakota. Ethel has lived in South Dakota twelve years, and resides in Mellette, South Dakota with her husband Jonathan Nerland.

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Guest Artist Jordan Metzger: Leather

Guest Artists/Authors

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Guest Author Rick Skorupski

Guest Artists/Authors

After a 21-year career in the Navy, Richard Skorupski returned home to his native state of New Jersey. He followed his passion for the open waters and started a seond career in the marine parts and accessories business. The dense population of New Jersey and its high cost of living encouraged Rick and his wife, Cheryl, to find a peaceful friendly environment for his second retirement. Richard and Cheryl now happily reside in Spink County, South Dakota.

Richard's love for South Dakota and its people are portrayed through his third career as an author. His four books center around the fictional town of Helen, South Dakota. All four novels tell the story of Middle America and the rural lifestyle.

The titles are:

  • Tom and Sarah - The Beginning
  • Flyover County
  • The Fred Weber Story
  • The Frank Stanbauer Story

For more information, please see www.flyovercounty.com

You can also find Flyover County on Facebook or Twitter @flyovercounty

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Awards and Rural Dakota Pride Awards

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:30 am



The Overtones

DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Stage

The Overtones Quartet has been singing together for over 30 years. Their harmonies and blend have been compared to The Statler Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Overtones have sung in many locations across Minnesota and North Dakota, doing County Fairs, Church services, sung at the Chester Fritz several times, as well as many other types of celebrations. They do a variety of music-music of The Statler Brothers, Oakridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band, Statesmen, Country, Everly Brothers, Loius Armstrong, 50's & 60's music as well as some Barbershop and many old favorite songs that all enjoy.

Schedule

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

Sunday, Sep 3
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Monday, Sep 4
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm



Bean Bag Competition

Beer Garden

$10 per 2 person team; 100% payback!

Registration will begin at 11am each day, with playing beginning at 12pm.

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
12:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 3
12:00 pm



TEEM-Music Duo

Midway Roadhouse

TEEM is Eric Meek and Eric Tompkins, an acoustic duo formed in the bars and basements of Sioux City, Iowa.  Eric and Eric met at the University of SD and took a ten year hiatus from entertaining at house parties to pursue their awesome career choices.  As chance would have it, they reunited in 2016 and have been taking bars, beaches and beer gardens by stomr in the Sioux City regional area with their wide selection of original and cover songs that cross all genres of music.  They even have shot named in their honor called the "TEEM Bomb." If you like day drinking paired with good times, these are your guys! 

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm



Farm Bill Panel featuring Senator Thune, Senator Rounds, and Representative Noem

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
1:00 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.

2017 Results

175 lbs and under Division
1st place: Robert Feldhaus
2nd place: Mark Schatz 
3rd place: Chris Dschaak

176 lbs - 200 lbs Division
1st place: Darren Johnson
2nd place: David Murphy
3rd place: Adam Fleischacker

201 lbs and up Division
1st place: Eugene Martin
2nd place: Craig Lambert
3rd place: Todd Schroeder

Left Handed Division
1st place: Eugene Martin
2nd place: Darrin Johnson
3rd place: Craig Lambert

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
1:00 pm



Team up for Safety Quiz Bowl

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Hosted by SD Farmers Union

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
2:00 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.

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. 4. The new title holders will be "in waiting" wearing only their sash and will regin during the 2018 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, Sep 2
2:00 pm



Vocal Trash

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Best Described as, "Glee Meets Stomp," this green minded ensemble asks you to recycle your imagination as Vocal Trash redefines the meaning of high impact entertainment. Led by producer/creator, Steve Linder, and producer/child star, Kelsey Rae (Broadway's Annie) these singing drummers, musicians, and award winning break-dancers captivate audiences of all ages with a meaningful lasting expereince. Vocal Trash tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance. "Exhilarating
 - 'Inspiring." This is Vocal Trash.


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
4:30 pm, 8:00 pm



Elizabeth Hofer

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Opening for Bill Chrastil

Elizabeth Hofer has been performing for 12 years.  She is currently Miss Jack's Outstanding Teen 2017.  She plays guitar, drums, piano, saxophone, and accordion.  Elizabeth was the South Dakota State Fair 2016 Dakota Star winner.  Elizabeth can yodel and any genre from Classic Country to Rock n' Roll!

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
6:00 pm



Judd Hoos

Beer Garden

Hoos is an American Rock Band based in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Breathe In was released just over a year ago and charted number 23 on the iTunes new rock charts. Since then the band has spent the past year finishing the full length album, Music In The Dark, that is set to be released June 2, 2017.

The constantly touring band resorted to their own creativity when it came to writing and recording while on he road. From recording drums tracks in an abandoned grain elevator to constructing a vocal booth out of hotel room mattresses, there was no idea too unconventional to halt this project. The album boasts an acoustic driven American Rock sound with an electric mix of influences, echoing their ties to their midwest homes. With rough-hewn vocals, intricate guitar qork and the heartfelt songwriting, the album is a representation of the life of these young road dogs lead: Tyler Bills (vocals), Devin Bills (keyboard, guitar, mandolin), Andy Young (guitar), Shane Funk (drums), and Chris Hornick (bass).


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 pm



The Jade Monkey Band

Midway Roadhouse

Formed in January of 2011, the Jade Monkey Band has combined an intersting mix of seasones country, rock, jazz, and pop performers setting on a mianly 80's pop, classic rock, and alternative platform. The band travels almost every single weekend of the year performing all over South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. Former members of Red Edge, The Jokers, Midnite Highway, Jimmy on the Rocks, Stomp Box, KAOS, and Go Figure. The band also performs its own original music from Jimmy Lee Isburg's 3rd and 4th CD;s available on iTunes and CDBaby.


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 pm



Guest Author Doug White

Guest Artists/Authors

Doug White is a software developer by day, writer by night and geek pretty much all of the time. He's been writing for family and friends since he was a young boy. He currently has two books available; The Habitue and Birds of a Feather and is working on a sequal to Birds of a Feather. He lives in Sioux Falls with his wife and daughters.

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Guest Author KT Webb

Guest Artists/Authors

KT Webb lives in Watertown, SD with her husband and two children. She believes in the power of words and ejoys writing stories that make the impossible seem possible.
Kt loves reading, listening to pop-punk music (especially when she's writing), having adventures with her clidren and traveling. She believes in magic, that there's a hero inside everyone and that characters should be just as flawed and intriguing as the people we meet everyday.

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Guest Author Carrie Wintle

Guest Artists/Authors

Carrie Wintle was raised on a 6th genereation farm (est. 1888) in the heart of South Dakota. She completed the Honors program at the University of South Dakota, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration for Accounting and a Bachelor of Science for Methematics. In the fall of 2017 she will begin the MACC Valuation program at Vanderbilt University. Her inspiration for "Mr. Money $heep" came from her childhood expereinces showing and raising sheep through 4-H. She loves promoting "Mr. Monry $heep," a platform issue that helps youth build a financial foundation from which they can navigate the financial world.

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Redhead Express

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Have you ever longed for the sound of music that is real, honest - that speaks to your soul? Without the glitz and glamour - just raw beauty with exquisite harmonies, thought provoking lyrics, and melodies that take you away. Spend an evening in concert with the Redhead Express and you will be captivated by their sound, their realness, their passion, ann most importantly, their heart. The 4 sister group left Alaska in 2007 and has performed over 3,000 shows. The music of Redhead Express takes you back to your roots in a way that feels fresh and new.

Redhead Express has opened for the likes of Sammy Kershaw, Parmalee, Clay Walker, Chris Young, Chris Lane, Bea Miller, Jerrod Niemann, Trace Adkins, Frankie Ballard, and Little Texas. Look up Redhead Express on YouTube and enjoy many captivating music videos that are taking YouTube by storm! The Redheads signed with Nashville Record Label, SSM Nashville, Spring of 2017. Get ready, Country Music Radio, there's a fresh, new sound coming!


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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
11:00 am, 8:00 pm


Community Worship and Praise Service

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
11:00 am



Zuzu African Acrobats

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

ZuZu's high energy show has been said to be one of the best live, acrobatic shows in the world! Witness spectacular choreographed routines involving fast pyramid building, limbo, contortion, bottle balancing, chair stacks and hand balancing.

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
12:30 pm, 3:30 pm



Mike Walker and Friends

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

"Mike Walker & Friends" proves that there's nothing more entertaining than a gifted impressionist! As incredibly talented mimic, Walker brings his repertoire of more than fifty celebrities to one stage. He also expertly performs his own music in this incredibly entertianing show. Watch him channel a variety of singers, including Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Justin Bieber, Journey, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, and Elvis Presley. He's shared the stage with huge acts like Toby Keith, Lonestar, Keith Urban, The Coasters, Brooks & Dunn, Alabama, Mickey Gilley and more, helping him develop skills as an impersonator. Close your eyes and get lost as one famous singer after another takes over Mike's voice!

If you enjoy songs from a variety of singers, don't miss "Mike Walker & Friends," you'll get all your favorite artists in one sensational performance!



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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
2:00 pm, 4:30 pm



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.


A benefit auction for the SD Youth Foundation will follow.


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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
2:00 pm



Weston Frank: LIVE!

Midway Roadhouse

Weston Frank has been solo on the road all over South Dakota and a few random spots across the nation since 2011! Starting out in the corner of the Gateway Lounge in Sioux Falls, Weston has expanded to 100's of venues and events across the region. Weston has a passion for classic and outlaw country, his original music reflects influence from Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Jason Isbell, Cody Jinks, and many more.


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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
3:00 pm, 5:00 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 14th Annual Awards in a ceremony at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, SD on Sunday, September 3rd. The 2017 inductees will be presented their awards on the Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage by Gate 3 starting at 6 pm.

2017 inductees are: Myron "Mike" Donker, Tim Woodard, John P Hauck, Vince & Janice Ries (the Crystals), Johanna DeGroot, Ted Woodard, Darlene & Lynn Hopper, and Gordy Pratt.

Del Woodard earns the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Co-CD of the Year Award Winners - Edean Landmark "Dusty Old Guitar" (all original) & Elaine & Paul Peacock "Happiness Health & Heaven" (Dennis Morgan Hit Songs)

And a new category - 2017 Gospel CD of the Year - Mr. Bill Chrastil - "Elvis Gospel II"

Dennis Hanson & the famous "Carlock Dancehall" was selected as "Promoter of the Year." The promoter of the year is selected based on activities promoting country music bands, supporting benefits for various events, and community involvement.

The Stage band will be compromised of prior inductees: Roy King, Elaine Peacock, Paul Engebretson, Richard Danielson, Isabel Troubauhg, and Whitey Boettcher. They will present a short program, then the inductees will all perform, the the inductions, and benefit auction will take place. We will do a group picture and have ample displays for inductees to take pictures with other musicians and family and friends.

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 all the entire great state of South Dakota. There are no age restrictions except for the Lifetime achievement 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 our musicians, the use of some of the countributions for the Hall of Fame is to help provide musical supplies for the beginners at the lower 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. So 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 Hall of Fame will also present Liz Hofer, past rising stat winner and Miss Jacks Outstanding Teen 2017, on the Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage Saturday, September 2nd at 6pm - prior to the Bill Chrastil show at 6:30. Bill is a 2011 South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, as well as performer, singer, and songwriter - in addition to his other performances, Bill Chrastil is an Evlis Tribute Artist. Bill has won many awardsfor his music and performances and was just recently selected 2017 Valley Star Awards for "Male Vocalist of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" in The Rio Grande Valley Texas. His high energy performances brings in the fans to sold out crowds and Bill also sponsors a fun filled and activity packed bus tours to country music destination each year.

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 is a non-profit and all work is done by volunteers and donations. We appreciate everyone who helps support us throughout the year. We also try to do all of our business within the state with local or statewide merchants. We graciously ask that you shop with these supporters.

Please keep up with us on FB - South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame or 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



Dirty Word

Beer Garden

Dirty Word is a talented group of accomplished performers that have been giving jaw dropping performances since 1998. Front man John Scalia and drummer Dale Hied have been the foundation of the group since its inception and have formed a chemistry on stage of musicianship and showmanship that has become unrivaled in the country. Recently they have expanded their territory taking the Dirty Word experience nationally to Texas, Colorado, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Kansas as well as a number of stops in Scalia's home state of Louisiana. Entertaining the troops overseas has also become a regular event making stops in Qatar, Kuwait, Frankfort, and Amsterdam. The band has become the "must have act" at clubs, fairs and festivals across the Midwest and is bringing the first new original single "How Long" from their up and coming album with them. "How Long" is available now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other popular online retailers.


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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 pm



Greg Hanson & the Backroads

Midway Roadhouse

Greg Hanspn & the Backroads have shared the stage with Tracy Lawrence, Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Milsap, Blake Shelton, Steve Holy and more. They have entertained crowds as small as 100 and as large as 8,000. Greg even sang to a crowd of 60,000 pls when he performed the National Anthem at a Minnesota Vikings game. Greg Hanson & the /backroads always put on a memorable show and the crowd always has a great time.

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 pm



Those Funny Little People

Grounds/Strolling

An entertainment act like nothing you’ve ever seen, Those Funny Little People are mobile puppet characters with polished performances that are a mix of comedy, music, dance and audience interaction. With their expressive, animated faces and intricate choreography, the Little People put on shows that have amazed and entertained audiences of all ages.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
9:00 am, 10:30 am, 4:00 pm



Diaper Derby

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

For more information, click here.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
10:00 am



Those Funny Little People

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

An entertainment act like nothing you’ve ever seen, Those Funny Little People are mobile puppet characters with polished performances that are a mix of comedy, music, dance and audience interaction. With their expressive, animated faces and intricate choreography, the Little People put on shows that have amazed and entertained audiences of all ages.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
12:00 pm, 2:30 pm



Seeing Double: Parent/Child Look Alike Contest

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

For more information, click here.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
1:00 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



The Wildflowers

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

The Wildflowers (The Judds of South Dakota!) are a mother and daughter trio bringing you a wide variety of musical entertainment. They sing everything from Country to Christian. The mother, Jodi Jensen has been singing semi-professionally and competitively since the age of 15 and has traveled all over the United States singing in different bands and performance venues while serving 18 years in the Military. Jodi has five children, three grandchildren and is married to Daniel Jensen of Huron. The oldest daughter is Ashli Anna Hurley of Wilmar, Minnesota. Ashli graduated from Huron High School in 2007. She has two children, Ahmara and Ahnalyn. She is marries to Kevin Hurley of Wilmar. She has been singing competitively since high school and performing at the South Dakota State Fair with the Wildflowers for over 6 years. The youngest daughter is Elizabeth Ryland of Huron. Eilzabeth has been singing competitively and at many benefits in the community for over 6 years. Her first time on the stage was at the age of 14 right here at the South Dakota State Fair performing in the Dakota Star, as well has performing here at the State Fair with the Wild Flowers each year since! They all enjoy singing in the community throughout the year and coming to the State Fair to entertain and bring smiles to the faces of many fair goers each year. They do a wide variety of music so each day is different and new!

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



V-LUX Hip Hop Music

Midway Roadhouse

V-LUX is an entertaining business covering videography, graphic designs, and music. Luxurious Cypher is an artist currently living in Huron, SD, also the owner of V0LUX. As an atrtist, he has performed numerous events all over SD and out of state over the years, constantly releasing music to the public. He strives with powerful lyrics and packed with energy on stage. Luxurious Cypher continues to uplife hip-hop in SD with positive messages and always gives support to others.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
4:00 pm



Luxurious Cypher - Hip Hop

Midway Roadhouse

V-LUX is an entertaining business covering videography, graphic designs, and music. Luxurious Cypher is an artist currently living in Huron, SD, also the owner of V0LUX. As an atrtist, he has performed numerous events all over SD and out of state over the years, constantly releasing music to the public. He strives with powerful lyrics and packed with energy on stage. Luxurious Cypher continues to uplife hip-hop in SD with positive messages and always gives support to others.

Schedule

Monday, Sep 4
4:30 pm