Carnival Hours

Wednesday, September 1: 5 PM - 10 PM
Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3: Noon - Midnight
Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5: 10 AM - Midnight
Monday, September 6: TBD

Daily Ride Wristband - TBD
Passport to Fun Weekly Ride Pass
 - TBD if purchased at the fair
 - TBD if purchased in advance 

Special Promotions

Special promotions will be posted once they are confirmed.

GoldStar Amusements LogoGoldStar Amusements is a family operated business with a rich history in the carnival industry. Their reputation of being a safe, clean operation is very important to them. With having spent many years perfecting their carnival operation and believe it to be a safe form of quality entertainment for all ages.

Visit the GoldStar Amusements website.

View of Carnival and Grandstand


South Dakota State Fair Logo

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. The South Dakota State Fair cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

We will implement enhanced health and safety measures for our guests and staff members during the 2020 South Dakota State Fair.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC and State of South Dakota advise those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, including those over age 60 and those suffering from underlying medical conditions to evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend the State Fair. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, and any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of infection. By visiting the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.