AUG 30 - SEP 3, 2018

HURON, SD

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Guest Artists/Authors

Guest Authors & Artists are located in the Arts & Ed Building.
Interested in having your pieces of work showcased at the State Fair?  Let us know by emailing us!

In addition to the guest artitsts and authors, there are also daily "Genie Breaks". 



Books 4 Kids

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



Delta Dental Puppet Shows

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

  • "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"

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

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


Usborne Books Storytime

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



China Painters Demonstration

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"

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



Guest Author Ethel Diggs

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

Schedule

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



Guest Author Rick Skorupski

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



Guest Author Doug White

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

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

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