South Dakota State Fair

SEPT. 3 - SEPT. 7, 2020

HURON, SD

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Free Entertainment



Noah's Way Exotic Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

Grounds/Strolling

Located in the MIP Building

See 40 animals of various species!

Pony rides are $5/ride.

Schedule

Wednesday, Aug 28
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, Aug 29
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Friday, Aug 30
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday, Aug 31
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 1
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Monday, Sep 2
9:00 am - 6:00 pm



Nick Sharpe

Midway Roadhouse

For over 25 years Nick's passion has been performing magic for the masses, globetrotting around the world. This show has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in over 24 different countries and even in some remote parts of North Dakota. A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.Nick's sole purpose is to entertain and do whatever it takes to ensure that the audience is having a good time and that the show goes off without a hitch.


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Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
1:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Friday, Aug 30
1:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 1
1:30 pm


Arm Wrestling Competition

Midway Roadhouse

Arm Wrestling Registration - 10 am - 12:30 pm
Arm Wrestling Competition - 1 pm

4 Weight Divisions:
0-175 lbs.
176-200 lbs.
201 and up lbs.
Open Class Left Handed

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

USAA rules will be followed.  USAA certified ref Jim Jensen will be the referee.

1st place in each division: $75
2nd place in each division: $50
3rd place in each division: $25



Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
1:00 pm


SDGS Genie Breaks

Guest Artists/Authors

SDGS GENIE BREAKS 2020

Genie Breaks will be posted when they are confirmed!

Schedule

Thursday, Sep 3
ALL DAY

Friday, Sep 4
ALL DAY

Saturday, Sep 5
ALL DAY

Monday, Sep 7
ALL DAY



South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

The farm and ranch has long been the cornerstone of South Dakota history. None more perhaps than the farms and ranches we honor as South Dakota Century Farms and Ranches. If your family has retained ownership of a farm or ranch for 100 years or more in South Dakota, and if the farm or ranch consists of a minimum of 80 acres of the original farmland, you may be interested in having your farm or ranch designated as a Century Farm or Century Ranch.

The South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program  is a joint program of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The ceremony at the State Fair will recognize those Century Farms/Ranches that have not been previously honored. More than 2,100 farms and ranches have been honored statewide.

For more details, call the SD Farm Bureau office at 605-353-8052 or the SD Department of Agriculture at 605-773-5425 or visit their website at http://sdda.sd.gov/office-of-the-secretary/century-farms/


Schedule

Thursday, Sep 3
10:00 am



Salute to Veterans

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Join us as we salute our Veterans at the SD State Fair.

Schedule

Thursday, Sep 3
10:30 am



Sherwin Linton and the Cotton Kings

AARP Centennial Stage

An infectious smile, a charming personality and sincerity have won him a loyal legion of friends and fans all over the United States and abroad. Sherwin often plays over 250 dates a year and among his many unique accomplishments is a perfect attendance record. He has never missed a scheduled performance in 45 years. Sherwin's show is complimented by his lovely and talented wife and vocalist, Pam Linton, and his great band, "The Cotton Kings".


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Schedule

Thursday, Sep 3
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Friday, Sep 4
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 5
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 6
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Monday, Sep 7
11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:45 pm


SD State Fair Karaoke Rendezvous

Midway Roadhouse

The State Fair is partnering up with Rem Dog Song Entertainment to bring the karaoke contest back to the fair. Two qualifying competitions will be held at the State Fair on Thursday, September 3 and  Friday, September 4. Prelim competition winners get $100-1st place, $75-2nd place and $50-3rd place.

The qualifiers will be invited to participate in the finals on Saturday, September 5.

The winner takes home $500, 2nd place finalist receives $300, and the 3rd place finalist takes home $200.

Competition begins at 5 pm nightly.

Schedule

Thursday, Sep 3
5:00 pm

Friday, Sep 4
5:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 5
5:00 pm



Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is the SD State Fair's version of American Idol! Contestants compete in preliminary competition Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Those who make it out of the preliminary competition will move onto the finals!

Competition is open to soloists, duos, or trios.  There are two age divisions, 1) 18 and up and 2) 12-17 years of age.

2019 Results

Adult Division

1st Place:  Hunter Widvey and Ted Van Alstyne – Rapid City, SD

2nd Place: Jamie O’Neill and Sylvia Kattner – Huron, SD

3rd Place: Elizabeth Hofer – Bruce, SD

Junior Division

1st Place: Harley VonEye – Watertown, SD

2nd Place: Kierra Abbas – Lennox, SD

3rd Place: Emmarie Kaiser – Winner, SD


Sponsored By:
Schedule

Friday, Sep 4
6:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 5
6:00 pm

Sunday, Sep 6
6:00 pm

Monday, Sep 7
5:00 pm



Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Competition

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
Congratulations to the 2019 Miss SD State Fair Annie Woodmansey!

Annie's social impact initiative is "Fine Arts for All Hearts", which is focused around the advocation of fine arts in our school, the importance of them and she offers easy access to the fine arts; by providing fine arts for those who may not have the opportunity to experience having music lessons, dance lessons, etc.  The fine arts have always been an important part in Annie’s life, and she wants to make sure others have the same experience. The fine arts contains no barriers of race, religion or socioeconomic status; unification is vital in the school districts and the fine arts are capable of connecting all of us together. 



The South Dakota State Fair will celebrate the crowning of a new Miss South Dakota State Fair at the State Fairgrounds in Huron. The pageant, a preliminary to the Miss South Dakota program is open to young women ages 17 and 24.

In addition, a teen competition will also be held during the pageant. Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen is open to young ladies between 13 and 17 years old.

Two titles are open for Miss - Miss State Fair and Miss Wheel Jam and two titles open for Teen - Miss State Fair Outstanding Teen and Miss Wheel Jam Outstanding Teen.

The Current Miss State Fair and Miss State Fair Outstanding Teen will reign over the fair with crown and sash until Monday, Sept. 3. The new title holders will be "in waiting" wearing only their sash and will regin during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.

Contestants will arrive on Friday by 6:00 pm. Interviews will be held on Saturday Morning. Host homes will be provided to contestants if needed.

For more information contact
Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Pageant Directors
Carolyn & Monica Knutson
bc4knut@itctel.com
(605) 690-2390


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Schedule

Saturday, Sep 5
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm



SD Auctioneers Association State Bid Calling Championship

Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage

South Dakota Auctioneers Association will be hosting the Bid Calling State Contest at the South Dakota State Fair.

You need to be a member of the SDAA and be in good standing to compete. Upon winning you will host the fun auction at the South Dakota Auctioneers Convention in June and emcee the next year's contest.



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Schedule

Sunday, Sep 6
2:00 pm



Diaper Derby

NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage

Test your baby’s speed! Babies will crawl from one side of the stage to the other. The fastest three will win a trophy! Registration is at 9:30am. All babies participating must be under 15 months of age. Two parents, guardians, or friends must be present to stand on either side of the racing area across from the baby. There is no registration fee! Feel free to  bring along your baby’s favorite toy, snack, or blanket to help coax them across the finish line

Schedule

Monday, Sep 7
10:00 am

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