AUG 30 - SEP 3, 2018

HURON, SD

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Midway Roadhouse

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.





The Wildflowers

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



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.

 

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


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.

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



Randy Burghardt

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



The Rude Band

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



TEEM-Music Duo

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



Arm Wrestling Competition

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



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.


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 pm



Weston Frank: LIVE!

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



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.

Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
10:00 pm



V-LUX Hip Hop Music

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

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