SEPTEMBER 1 - 5, 2016

HURON, SD

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All 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



Team Roping

Hippodrome

Guaranteed $500 added money

Entry Information
 

Schedule

Friday, Sep 4
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


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Schedule

Friday, Sep 4
1:00 pm



Jitterbugging Contest

Located in the Tent next to Ag Center and north of the Livestock Complex

Hosted by the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council Come as a couple and the cost will be $10.00. Come as a single and we will put you with a partner and the cost will be $7.00. 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 5
2:00 pm



Antique Tractor Show

AARP Centennial Stage
Open to all antique tractors
Trophies awarded to 1st-3rd place in People’s Choice Competition

Hosted by Sherwin Linton


2015 Registration Form


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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 6
ALL DAY


SD Stock Dog Assoc. State Fair Stock Dog Trials

Located in the Hippdrome.





More Information:
Schedule

Thursday, Sep 1
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



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, Sep 2
TIME TBD

Saturday, Sep 3
TIME TBD



Jack's Campers Chili Challenge

Located at Horticulture Park

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

2016 Entry Form and Rules


2015 Results

1st place: South Dakota Senora's - Wessington Springs
2nd place: Jakes Lounge - Letcher
3rd place: Chris's Chili - Huron


Sponsored By:
Schedule

Friday, Sep 2
1:00 pm



Pork Butt Battle

Competitors will square off to see whose pork butt will come out on top! 

Pork Butt Battle Entry Form and Rules

 

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

2015 Results

1st place: Gerrit Boys BBQ
2nd place: Backdraft BarBQ SD
3rd place: Rub n' Sauce
People's Choice: Gerrit Boys BBQ

 



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Schedule

Friday, Sep 2
3:00 pm



Classic Car Show

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

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

Pre-registration is required.


Schedule

Saturday, Sep 3
10:00 am



SD Timed Event Championship

North Arena
Open to youth ages 14-19

Sponsored in part by: Producers Hybrids, Panhandle Slim, Double D Western Wear & Iverson Featherlite.


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 3
10:00 am

Sunday, Sep 4
10:00 am



Kid's Pedal Pull

Located at Gate 7

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 3
12:00 pm



Barrels Gone Wild

Located in the Hippodrome

Barrels Gone Wild Barrel Racing Event Flyer

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 3
1:00 pm



Arm Wrestling Competition

Registration: 12pm - 12:45pm
Located at the Midway Roadhouse

There will be four classes: 0-175, 176-200, 201 and up and Open Class Left Handed

Weigh-in will take place the day of the event. You can enter as many weight divisions as you’d like; however, you cannot enter a weight division lower than your current weight.

2015 Results

175 lb. and under class
1st place: Chase Tempel - Aberdeen
2nd place: Kyle Tempel - Aberdeen
3rd place: Wayne Johnson - Webster
176 lb. - 200 lb. class
1st place: Ryan Roth - Fargo, ND
2nd place: Bryce Klostegaard - Beresford
3rd place: David Murphy - White
201 lb. and up
1st place: Casey Jones - Goodridge, MN
2nd place: Jason Wagemann - Sioux City, IA
3rd place: Logan Tonak - Willow Lake
Left Handed Open Class
1st place: Weston Waters - Huron
2nd place: David Murphy - White
3rd place: Dallas Murphy - White

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 3
1:00 pm



Strongest Man Competition

The SD State Fair Strongest Man Competition will consist of sevenevents.
1. Rock Throw for Height
2. Overhead Press Medley
3. Max Deadlift
4. Stone Load on Barrels
5. Farmer's Walk
6. Tire Flip
7. Tire Pull/Drag

Entry Form and Rules



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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 3
2:30 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


Kid's 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!

Sponsored by Huron Laboratory SVC, PC


Schedule

Sunday, Sep 4
5:00 pm