South Dakota State Fair

SEPT. 3 - SEPT. 7, 2020


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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program

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


Thursday, Sep 3
10:00 am

Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Competition

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
(605) 690-2390

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

SD Auctioneers Association State Bid Calling Championship

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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Sunday, Sep 6
2:00 pm

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