AUG 29 - SEP 2, 2019


Thank You
For Your Support!

Clear Channel
Budweiser / Bud Light
Farmers Union

North Western Energy
Red Wilk Construction
Value Added Agriculture
Prostrollo Logo


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 2018 Schedule

2018 Event Guide

**The schedule is subject to change. For the most up to date schedule, please download the schedule from the 2018 schedule.

Day Sponsors

Channel Seeds Preview Day

Seedsmanship is what sets Channel apart from other seed brands. It’s our unmatched ability to provide you with the expert advice and customized service that helps get the most yield out of your acres. It’s being with you on your farm, assessing your conditions, diagnosing your challenges, then recommending the best solutions specific to your needs, year after year. That’s Seedsmanship At Work®. Stop by our display located on East Machinery Ave. to learn the difference Channel can make on your farm.

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Wednesday, Aug 29

Value Added Ag Day

It’s Value Added Ag Center Day at the State Fair! We welcome you to Experience the Magic of value added agriculture in South Dakota. All day long at the at the Day Sponsor tent you can explore many different food, farmaceutical, fuel and feed products from across South Dakota.

SD Specialty Producers Association is featuring specialty crops/foods,  wines/beers/spirits and horticulture products so be sure to make time to walk through the Day Sponsor Tent to discover products from intriguing value added businesses. Discover new ideas for marketing local products and agritourism opportunities. Adults & kids mark your schedule for cooking demos with local food inspired creations that you can taste. And, of course you can’t miss our 19th annual Ice Cream Social brought to you in cooperation with Your South Dakota Dairy Producers. We have events all day long…check the schedule for times and locations. Come Experience the Magic of changing crops & livestock into things we eat, wear and use every day. And share with us your value added agriculture ideas or ventures…Value Added Ag Development Center and our partners my be able to offer a magic potion.

 Support from East River Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America, SD Bankers Association, SD Association of Cooperatives, SD Farmers Union, SD Rural Electric Association, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, SD Wheat Commission, Agtegra Cooperative and USDA-Rural Development make VAADC services available to South Dakota farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs and rural business owners.

Value Added Ag Center Day Schedule of Events

9.00 am – 4.00 pm


Value Added Ag Center Day at the State Fair

Day Sponsor Tent

10.00 am – 10.15 am


Honey Bee Magic

Day Sponsor Tent

10.30 am – 10.45 am


Goat Raising Tips 101

Day Sponsor Tent

11.00 am – 11.15 am


Field to Bottle - South Dakota’s Wine’s, Spirits & Beers

Day Sponsor Tent

11.30 am – 11.45 am


Farm & Ranch AgriTourism Opportunities 

Day Sponsor Tent

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm


Experience the Magic of Local Foods for Kids

Day Sponsor Tent  

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm


Cooking Up Some Magic with South Dakota’s Fresh Products

Women’s Building Kitchen

3.00 pm


Value Added Ag Center Day Ice Cream Social

Day Sponsor Tent



Thursday, Aug 30

Prostrollo Motor Sales Day

Stop by the Prostrollo Motors Building to see the newest vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac including a great selection of 2018 Chevy and GMC pickups with huge model yearend discounts.  And we always try to throw in something different for you to view each year if you like older and interesting vehicles.   In addition, there will be special door prize drawings from Prostrollo’s during the Fair and free ice water on Friday, Prostrollo Day.  Also, sign up for a chance to win the “Best Seats in the House” at the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows in the Grandstand. Don’t miss it!

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Friday, Aug 31

SD Farmers Union Day

Join us for Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair Saturday, September 1.  South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) will host events throughout the day celebrating the family farmers, ranchers and rural communities from across the great state of South Dakota that they so proudly represent.


The day will kick off at 10:30 am on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage with Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship presentation, sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance Agency. Incredible high school seniors will be awarded with scholarships totaling $25,000 to put towards their college education. Five individuals will then be presented their Rural Dakota Pride Award. These individuals have made lasting impact on their community through their volunteer work. SDFU believes it’s these volunteers that make a community strong.


Highlighting the day of activities will be the annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon (limited number of meals available) located in the tent near the Freedom Stage from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  In comparison to the retail price of the meal, $10, attendees will pay just $0.30 for a meal that showcases the farmer’s share on retail food dollars.


From 1:00 to 2:00 pm on the Freedom Stage, Farmers Union will host a Farm Bill panel featuring South Dakota State Farm Service Executive Director Paul Shubeck and South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke to hear your concerns on the new upcoming Farm Bill. 


Farmers Union will be displaying their new interactive Farm Safety Trailer on 3rd St. in front of the Dakotaland Museum. The trailer will give visitors the opportunity to learn farm safety with power take offs, grain bins, down power lines and will host ATV simulator demonstrations 3 times a day at 11:00 am, 2:00 and 4:00 pm.


We are excited for you to join in the fun of Farmers Union Day at the 2018 South Dakota State Fair!

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Saturday, Sep 1

DPS Share The Road Day

For the third consecutive year, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety will be in the Day Sponsor Tent on Sunday, Sept. 2! This year’s theme is motorcycle safety – whether you are on the highway or on the street near your home, be a safe motorcycle driver. Slow down, watch for others and wear the proper safety equipment. Be ready to “share the road” with others. Also in the tent will be educational programs, games, the chance to renew your driver’s license (two address documents required) and of course, the ever popular Highway Patrol police dogs. Staff also will be giving away free DPS hats and visors! The goal of DPS Day is to highlight all the ways the department works to keep the public safe. Stop by and see the staff of the Department of Public Safety. Most importantly, stay safe!

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Sunday, Sep 2

Fairytales and Fantasies Day and Pay it Forward Day

Fairytales & Fantasies Day is a day for kids to be able to “experience the magic” one final time! They will be able to walk through and participate in the magical garden! Kids can dress up as their favorite fantasy character and will be eligible for $1 OFF admission in to the fair on Monday, September 3rd. Enter the tent located between the Women’s Building and the Horticulture Building for a mystical time! Contests, games, lots of prizes, and other exciting things await! Test your skills in the flamingo toss, pin the fire on the dragon, show your artistic skills at the craft table and play with real fairytale and fantasy characters! This day is all about the kids, so you’re guaranteed to have a magical time!


A Diaper Derby and Mane Attraction are all part of the entertainment put on at the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage!


Don’t forget to grab a $3 off daily carnival ride wristband coupon from Iverson’s and enjoy the rides one last time!


Join us as we ‘Pay the Magic Forward’, too!  Businesses have generously banded together to sponsor gate admission passes to those in need and to randomly hand out at the gate admission entrances! You could be the lucky recipient of Pay It Forward pass as you enter the gates on Monday!


Pay it Forward to the food pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item for the “Drive to End Hunger” between the hours of 7 AM and 11 AM and receive $2 OFF gate admission.


And finally, come enjoy the fair for FREE after 3 PM!

Thank you to the following for paying the ‘magic’ forward and sponsoring gate admission passes:

Anderson Furniture

Huron Eye Clinic

Gary Zell’s Auto Clinic

AgSense, LLC

Prairie Smiles Family Dentistry


Picek Construction

Pierce & Harris Engineering

R&L Sanitary

Dramstad Refrigeration

Snow Huether & Coyle

Eye Opener Lions Club

Advanced Bio Energy

The Carpet Center 

Advanced Bio Energy

Huron Baptist

Meyer Auction Service, LLC

NuStar Employee



Monday, Sep 3
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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