SEPTEMBER 1 - 5, 2016

HURON, SD

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Farmers Union

North Western Energy
Red Wilk Construction
Value Added Agriculture
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All Special Events


Build A Bird

It’s all day, every day of the fair!
Located in the Poultry Barn

We are getting extra creative this year! Test your creative talents utilizing any construction method and materials (wood, metals, plastics, paper, etc.) to create a poultry or fowl exhibit.  No live animals allowed.

Judged Categories include:
Most Creative: 17 years old and under &18 years and older
Most Lifelike: 17 years old and under &18 years and older

1st Place $100 Prize will be awarded in each category; 2nd Place $50.
Sponsored by SD Poultry Industries Association

Must register in advance.  Registration deadline is August 21.  Exhibits must be dropped off at State Fair Office by August 29 unless other arrangements have been made.

Judging will take place Friday, Sept. 4.  All exhibits must be on display Sept. 3 – Sept. 7 until 5 pm.  Exhibitor is responsible for picking up exhibit after 5 pm on Sept. 7.  Any exhibits not picked up will be property of the SD State Fair unless other arrangements have been made.

Registration Form


Sponsored By:
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



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


Connect with Cowboy Mounted Shooting:
Schedule

Friday, Sep 4
1:00 pm



Barrels Gone Wild

Located in the Hippodrome

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 5
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



Strongest Man Competition

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

Entry Form and Rules



Sponsored by:

Larson Cable Trailers
Mack Metal Sales
Pro PT
PJ's Machine & Repair

Schedule

Saturday, Sep 5
2:30 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


Sponsored By:
Schedule

Sunday, Sep 6
ALL DAY


SD Stock Dog Assoc. State Fair Stock Dog Trials

Located in the Hippdrome.





More Information:
Schedule

Wednesday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Thursday, Sep 1
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.


Connect with Rodney Yost Horsemanship Demonstration:
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

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! 

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 and Double D Western Wear


Connect with SD Timed Event Championship:
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



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


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