AUG 30 - SEP 3, 2018

HURON, SD

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Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

 

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South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Retro Games

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

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



Keeping the Family in the Farm/Ranch/Business

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



Retire at Zero

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

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



Dream Weaver Comedy Hypnosis Show

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
6:00 pm



Bill Chrastil - Elvis Impersonator

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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Connect with Bill Chrastil - Elvis Impersonator:
Schedule

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

Saturday, Sep 2
6:30 pm



Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant

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


Connect with Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant:
Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
2:00 pm



Elizabeth Hofer

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


Community Worship and Praise Service

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
11:00 am



SD Auctioneers Association State Bid Calling Championship

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.


Connect with SD Auctioneers Association State Bid Calling Championship:
Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
2:00 pm



SD Country Music Hall of Fame Annual Award Ceremony

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



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

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