The Midway Roadhouse is the fair’s newest entertainment venue. By day, the Midway Roadhouse serves as an area for fairgoers to sit down and enjoy the fair, whether it’s the company, fair food or entertainment. During the day fairgoers can enjoy everything from acoustic musicians to jugglers. By night, it transforms into an outdoor concert area, providing a fun beer garden atmosphere, with bands performing Friday-Sunday.
Nick Sharp Magic Show
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.
Thursday, Aug 31TIME TBD
Friday, Sep 1TIME TBD
Sunday, Sep 3TIME TBD
SD State Fair Karaoke Rendezvous
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.
Thursday, Aug 315:00 pm
Friday, Sep 15:00 pm
Saturday, Sep 25:00 pm
The Rude Band
Connect with The Rude Band:
Friday, Sep 110:00 pm
Arm Wrestling Competition
Arm Wrestling Registration - 12 pm
Arm Wrestling Competition - 1 pm
4 Weight Divisions:
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.
Saturday, Sep 21:00 pm
The Jade Monkey Band
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.
Connect with The Jade Monkey Band:
Saturday, Sep 210:00 pm
Greg Hanson & the Backroads
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.