AUG 31 - SEP 4, 2017

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


Agventures Text Trivia

Listen to Big Jim 93.3, Tiger 95.3, 1210 KOKK or look on their Facebook pages for the clue of where to find the day’s SD Farmers Union Agventures Text Trivia.  Follow the clue, text in the answer to 42330, and if you entered the right answer, you’ll be entered to win free grandstand tickets and a daily carnival ride wristband.

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Schedule

Wednesday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Thursday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 4
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 5
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 informaiton.

Category up to 7 years of age
2016 1st place winner - Addyson Rice, Rockham
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Category ages 8-16 years of age
2016 1st place winner - Sophia Sudenga, Madison
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Category ages 17 years and up
2016 1st place winner- Alisha Miedema
View Entry



Schedule

Thursday, Sep 1
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 2
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Sunday, Sep 4
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


SD Stock Dog Assoc. State Fair Stock Dog Trials

Located in the Hippdrome









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Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
ALL DAY


Team Penning

Located in North Arena

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 31
1:00 pm



Team Roping

Hippodrome

$500 added by SD State Fair
 
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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
10:00 am



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 1
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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 1
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! Click here to access the registration sheet.

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


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Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
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! Click here to access the registration form.
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

Schedule

Friday, Sep 1
3:00 pm



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 elgibile 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.


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 am

Sunday, Sep 3
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.

Featuring the SDSU Bummobile!  Keep your eye out during the parade and around the fair afterwards for the one and only Bummobile! The Bummobile is a 1912 Ford Model T donated by Flandreau farmer Frank Weigel in 1938. It has led the Hobo Day Parade every year since 1939, except 1942 when South Dakota State College cancelled homecoming during World War II. When it is not in use, it is on display in the Hobo Day Gallery in the Student Union at SDSU. Hobo Day is SDSU's Homecoming, and the Biggest One-Day Event in the Dakotas!

Regisration Form


Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
11:00 am - 4:00 pm



Kids' 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 2
12:00 pm



Barrels Gone Wild Barrel Racing

Located in the Hippodrome

Barrels Gone Wild Barrel Racing Results

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
1:00 pm



Strongest Man Competition

Located to the west of Dakotaland Museum

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

Click here for rules and registration.



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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 2
2:30 pm



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


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 3
5:00 pm