AUG 30 - SEP 3, 2018

HURON, SD

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Special Events



Fallen Heroes Banner Exhibit

The Fall Heroes Banner Exhibit is located in Midway Corner.  The banners were created in honor of South Dakota military personnel who lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Schedule

Thursday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 4
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 5
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 6
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 7
ALL DAY



Chalk it up to Ag

As a tribute to agriculture at the SD State Fair, the SD State Fair has teamed up with SD Farm Bureau to “Chalk it up to Ag.” This first time event will feature agriculture chalk art designs up and down Farm Bureau Avenue on 3rd St. during the fair.  Fairgoers can vote on their favorite art piece Thursday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Farm Bureau booth.    The winner will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 4.

We are searching for chalk artists to create agricultural masterpieces. If you are an experienced chalk artist, fill out the form below. Six chalk artists s will be chosen and the artwork will be  will be voted on in a people’s choice manner. The winner will receive a trophy and cash prize.

Chalk artists will be given a maximum space of 4' deep by 15' long to create their masterpieces!  The area will be blocked off only on Thursday, Sept. 1. 

Application deadline – August 19

Application Form




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Schedule

Thursday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 3
ALL DAY



Jitterbugging Contest

Located west of the 4-H Ag Center

Jitterbugging Workshop - 2pm
Jitterbugging Contest - 3 pm

Hosted by the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council
Come as a couple and the cost will be $8.00. Come as a single and we will put you with a partner and the cost will be $5.00. See you all there!

For more info contact Audrey Rider by email: audrey.rider@state.sd.us or phone: 605-882-5140

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 3
3:00 pm


Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Baking Competition

The SD State Fair has teamed up with Dole canned fruit to find the best dessert in South Dakota utilizing Dole canned fruit.

The contest is simple; create a dessert that utilizes Dole’s line of canned fruits as one of its main ingredients. Submitted desserts can be breads, cookies, pies, cakes, bars or any other baked dessert-focused dish.  Contestants must bring dish already prepared; no baking will be done onsite.

There are two age categories, 17 years old and under and 18 years old and older. First place in the youth division will receive $250, while second place will receive $125 and $75 for third place.  First place in the adult division will receive $500, while second place will receive $250 and $125 for third place.

Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged.

Contest Rules
Pre-Registration Form




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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 4
11:00 am


“Fair”cycled Art Contest

Look in your yard, look in your basement, look anywhere you have stuff lying around! Turn that extra stuff into art!  Enter the “Fair”cycled Art Contest, a recycled indoor/outdoor art contest.  The challenge is to make indoor or outdoor art using the theme of ‘fair’ with the stuff you have lying around! 

Entries must be created mostly with recycled or recyclable materials. Exceptions include glue, writing and coloring materials.

Judging Divisions Include:

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adults

*Submissions can be from individuals or groups

 1st Place $50 Prize will be awarded in each division and 2nd Place $25.

"Fair"cycled Art Contest Entry Form

 

The registration deadline is August 21.  Exhibits are due to the State Fair Office by August 28, unless prior arrangements have been made.  Exhibits can be removed from the fairgrounds on or after Tuesday, September 5.  Any exhibits not picked up by Friday, September 8 will become property of the SD State Fair.

 


Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 4
ALL DAY


Coloring Contest

Bring some color to the fair!

There are three categories: Ages 0-7, Ages 8-16, and Ages 17 and up

1st place in each division will win a daily ride carnival wristband for th 2018 SD State Fair.

Click here to access the coloring page and registration information.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 3
ALL DAY


Agventures Trivia

Play Agventures Trivia during the South Dakota State Fair…Sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union!  Win Grandstand tickets and a Carnival ride day pass daily! Go to the South Dakota Farmers Union booth in the Expo Building, each day of the fair, for a new Ag question. Post your answer on the Facebook pages of Big Jim 93.3, Tiger 95.3 or 1210 KOKK  to win!

Big Jim 93.3 Facebook Tiger 95.3 Facebook 1210 KOKK Facebook


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Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 4
TIME TBD



Antique Tractor Show and Parade

AARP Centennial Stage
Hosted by Sherwin Linton
Parade - 10 am
Antique Tractor Show - 11 am - 4 pm
Open to all antique tractors
Trophies awarded to 1st-3rd place in People’s Choice Competition

Take part in the Antique Tractor Show Parade!  Antique tractor show participants are invited to be part of the antique tractor show parade that will go down Farm Bureau Ave. on 3rd Street!  The parade is at 10 am and will follow the following route: Cotton King Ave. to 4th St. to Livestock Ave. to 3rd St. to Cotton King Ave. and back to the AARP Centennial Stage!

Registration Form


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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 3
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


SD Stock Dog Assoc. State Fair Stock Dog Trials

Located in the Hippdrome



More Information:
Schedule

Thursday, Aug 30
ALL DAY


Team Penning

Sponsored in part by: Garbe Cattle & Gravel, Olinger Trucking

Located in the North Arena

$500 guaranteed.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 30
TIME TBD



Rodney Yost Horsemanship Demonstration

South of Hippodrome

Rodney Yost is a 4th generation South Dakota rancher who has been involved with the ranching and horse customs his entire life. He's been horseback since he was a baby in diapers on his family's ranch, started training ponies at the age of 10, and trained his first horse at the age of 13. Since then, he has become one of the top horse trainers and clinicians in South Dakota and throughout the Midwest. Over the past few years, Rodney has instructed many horsemanship clinics and demonstrations for all ages and riding levels. His unique training style and sense of humor have made him a sought after horsemanship clinician throughout the United States and Canada. He is the first and only 5-time champion of the Crosswinds Ranch Colt Training Challenge that is held at Michigan State University every Spring, and has won multiple Ranch Horse Colt Futurity competitions. He has become known for creating a relationship with his horses to produce extremely supple, well-mannered, and responsive horses that are capable of many disciplines.


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Schedule

Friday, Aug 31
TIME TBD

Saturday, Sep 1
TIME TBD



Team Roping

Hippodrome

$500 added by SD State Fair

Schedule

Friday, Aug 31
10:00 am



Cowboy Mounted Shooting

North Arena

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association "C.M.S.A." has a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice levels to the seasoned professional.

Guaranteed $500 added money

Schedule

Friday, Aug 31
1:00 pm



Jack's Campers Chili Challenge

Located at Horticulture Park
Do you have an award winning chili recipe?  Or just a taste for chili?  Either way, this is the place for chili lovers to be! 

1 pm - People's Choice Tasting: FREE to the public
4:15 pm - Awards

2017 Results:

1st place: Holy Smokes - Sioux Falls
2nd place: Big Hoss BBQ - Bancroft
3rd place: No-Fru-Que - Huron
People's Choice: Big Hoss BBQ - Bancroft


 


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Schedule

Friday, Aug 31
1:00 pm



Pork Butt Battle

Are you a master of the BBQ pit?  Competitors will square off to see whose pork butt will come out on top! All fairgoers are encouraged to come by the contest for the FREE people's choice tasting!

People's Choice Tasting: 3 pm - Free to fairgoers!

Taste some of the best pork around and vote for your favorite!

Awards: 4:15 pm

 

2017 Results:

1st place: Big Mama's BBQ - Huron
2nd place: Big Hoss BBQ - Bancroft
3rd place: Racks & Butts Drive Me Nuts - Mitchell
People's Choice: Racks & Butts Drive Me Nuts - Mitchell

 


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Schedule

Friday, Aug 31
3:00 pm



Barrels Gone Wild Barrel Racing

Located in the Hippodrome

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 1
TIME TBD



SD Timed Event Championship

North Arena
Open to youth ages 14-19

The area's elite youth rodeo contestants will compete in six timed events, including tie-down calf roping, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and steer wrestling.  Any rodeo youth from across the country, ages 14-19, are eligible to compete for the title but entries are limited.  Entry forms can be found at www.sdtimedeventchampionship.webs.com.

The overall winner not only receives the coveted title of SD Timed Event Champion but the use of a horse trailer sponsored in part by Iverson Featherlite.  Event winners receive trophy saddles.


Sponsored in part by: Iverson Featherlite, Producers Hybrid, Double D and Panhandle Slim


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 1
10:00 am

Sunday, Sep 2
10:00 am



Classic Car Show and Parade

Located at the AARP Centennial Stage
Hosted by Sherwin Linton
Parade - 10 am
Show - 11 am - 4 pm

Open to all classic cars
Trophies awarded at 4 pm to 1st-3rd place in People’s Choice Competition

Classic car show participants are invited to be part of the classic car show parade that will go down Farm Bureau Ave. on 3rd Street!  The parade is at 10 am and will follow the following route: Cotton King Ave. to 4th St. to Livestock Ave. to 3rd St. to Cotton King Ave. and back to the AARP Centennial Stage!

** Pre-registration is required.  A registration form will be posted early summer.



 

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 1
11:00 am - 4:00 pm



Kids' Pedal Pull

Location TBD

Registration begins at 11 AM

Pedal Pull begins at 12 pm

1st and 2nd place is awarded in age each age group from 4-12 years of age in the boys' and girls' divisions.


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 1
12:00 pm



Strongest Man Competition

Located to the west of Dakotaland Museum

Events at the 2017 SD State Fair Strongest Man Competition were:
1. StoneThrow for Distance
2. Overhead Press Medley
3. Max Deadlift
4. Stone Load on Barrels
5. Farmer's Walk
6. Tire Flip

2018 events will be posted when they are confirmed.

2017 Results

1st place: Tyler Stone
2nd place: Jacob Waldman
3rd place: Jacob Heinrichs


 


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 1
2:30 pm


Kids' Fish Catch

Located in Horticulture Park

Bring the kids down for some fish catching fun! Kids will be split up into four age divisions. When given the go-ahead, kids jump into a pond filled with trout to try their hand at catching one by hand! Kids who catch a tagged trout will receive a prize!


Schedule

Sunday, Sep 2
5:00 pm


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