SEPT. 3 - SEPT. 7, 2020

HURON, SD

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Guest Artists/Authors

Guest Authors & Artists are located in the Arts & Ed Building.
Interested in having your pieces of work showcased at the State Fair?  Let us know by emailing us!

In addition to the guest artists and authors, there are also daily "Genie Breaks". 

Guest authors and artists will be posted as they are confirmed.


SDGS Genie Breaks

SDGS GENIE BREAKS 2019

Thursday, August 29
10 a. m. “Can’t Find Great Grandpa? Unique Sources for Genealogical Research”
Virginia Hanson, SD State Archives, Pierre SD
2 p. m. “Finding Your Ancestors Online with Fold3“
David Bradford, South Dakota State Library

Friday, August 30
10 a. m.
“Occupations/Professions can help you find your Ancestors”
Phyllis Knutson, Sioux Falls, SD
2 p. m. “Using the Internet for Beginning Genealogy”
Suzanne Folk, Sioux Falls

Saturday, August 31
10 a. m. “What is it and how to use the ‘Family History Guide”
Anita Reeves, Sioux Falls, SD
2:00 p. m. “Discovering the Power of Family Search”   
Anita Reeves, Sioux Falls, SD

No Genie Breaks on Sunday

Monday, September 2

10 a. m. “From the Salt Mines to the Grindstone, Finding Your Ancestor’s Occupation” 
Virginia Hanson, SD State Archives, Pierre SD
No Genie Break Monday afternoon.

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
ALL DAY

Friday, Aug 30
ALL DAY

Saturday, Aug 31
ALL DAY

Sunday, Feb 2
ALL DAY



Delta Dental Coloring Contest

Awards well be presented Friday, August 30 at 4:00 p.m.
Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, Aug 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Richard Skorupski, featured Author

After a 21-year career in the Navy, Richard returned home to his native state of New Jersey.  He followed his passion for the open waters and started a second career in the marine parts business. The dense population of New Jersey and its high cost of living encouraged Richard and his wife, Cheryl, to find a peaceful, friendly environment for his second retirement. Richard and Cheryl, now happily reside in Spink County, South Dakota. Richard's love for South Dakota and appreciation its people are portrayed through his third career as author of his six books centering around the fictional town of Helen, South Dakota All his novels and stories tell the story of middle America and the rural lifestyle.

Richard’s current books are:
Tom And Sarah – The Beginning
Flyover County
The Fred Weber Story
The Frank Stanbauer Story
Whiteout! And Other Stories
Justin And Natalie
You can find these books on Amazon.com


Connect with Richard Skorupski, featured Author:
Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Bob Glanzer, featured Author

 “You Can’t Unring a Bell”

This book is a collection of stories that have been written over the past 8 years and published in a regional magazine, PRAIRIE TRACKS. These stories are personal reflections of life growing up on a farm in the 50’s and 60’s; some high school and college experiences; the loves of my life; some adventurous “near misses”; and other events and histories that are of interest to me.  The narratives, in a way, became an autobiography of my life, but more importantly the articles have sparked recollections and feedback from many readers that prove everyone has a story to tell. Glanzer grew up on a farm in northeast Beadle County, and attended a rural grade school.  After graduating from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, he taught Business Education at Wessington Springs, SD, high school.  Later Bob served as manager of the South Dakota State Fair and then worked for 33 years as an Agricultural Loan Officer in the Huron, SD region.  Bob is now retired and is serving his second term representing District 22 in the SD House of Representatives. Bob is married to his wife, Penny.  They recently celebrated their 51st anniversary.  Their son, Tom and his wife live and work in the Huron area and their daughter, Sally, and her husband, Brad, live in Hesston, KS.  Bob and Penny have 5 grandchildren.   

Schedule

Thursday, Aug 29
10:30 am, 2:30 pm

Friday, Aug 30
10:30 am, 2:30 pm

Saturday, Aug 31
10:30 am, 2:30 pm

Sunday, Sep 1
10:30 am, 2:30 pm

Monday, Sep 2
10:30 am, 2:30 pm



Ruth Manson, featured Artist

Did you know that the value density of change is highest with dimes?  That means you’ll end up with the most money if you fill your jar with dimes!  Ruth Manson knows this and to make it easier to save those dimes, she etches and decorates “Dime Jars.”  Her favorite jar is one with an opening that only fits dimes although she also sells change jars along with other etched glassware including mama or papa bear mugs and specialty serving ware.

Raised in South Dakota, Ruth lived in Brookings and Mitchell before moving to Huron two years ago.  Ruth also enjoys quilting with friends and antiquing with her husband, Paul, as they look for dime jars and Coleman lanterns. Ruth works at Avera Queen of Peace hospital in Mitchell as its Volunteer Coordinator, driving back and forth from Huron. During her commute, she listens to books on CD while hoping one of her grown children will call.

Schedule

Friday, Aug 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


China Painting Group Demonstrations

Schedule

Friday, Aug 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Shianne Dutson, featured Artist

20-year-old, Shianne Dutson, attends South Dakota State University, majoring in Studio Art Education. In High School, she ran Cross country and was involved in Marching band, while taking art classes and participating in Art Club. She has been drawing since she was 13 years old and discovered charcoal (her preferred medium) a few years later. Her favorite piece ever drawn is “War Story.”

Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Dawn Weiss, featured Artist

In 2006, a mother and daughter duo, Frances Kinyon and Dawn Weiss, established Salvage with Style. The business began as a hobby for the love of reusing discarded items.  After 13 years the business has changed duos to Dawn and Mikayla Weiss, however the love of repurposing continues.  We repurpose, relove, revive, restore, reincarnate, and reinvent with style.

You can find Salvage with Style on: Facebook and Instagram

Upcoming store opening May 2020  25397 401st Ave. Mitchell, SD

Featured Items:
1. Lid magnets
2. Word blocks
3. Wooden boxes
4. Reloved tables
5. 605 items
6. State signs
7. Farmhouse style decor
8. Blessing beads
9. Shelves
10. Revived books 


Connect with Dawn Weiss, featured Artist:
Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Usbourne Books Coloring Contest

Usbourne Books Coloring Contest Awards will be presented at 4 p.m Saturday and Sunday.
Schedule

Saturday, Aug 31
10:00 am

Sunday, Sep 1
10:00 am



Christian Begeman, featured Artist

Christian Begeman works at Midco in Sioux Falls in the Marketing department. In his free time, you will find him crisscrossing South Dakota looking to capture the infinite and ever-changing beauty his state has to offer.

Christian’s photos have been featured in South Dakota Magazine and he also is a regular contributor to southdakotamagazine.com where he writes a monthly photography column.

Christian’s most recent project is searching out the state’s remaining standing country churches. These photos are posted on Facebook’s Prairie Sanctuaries page.


Connect with Christian Begeman, featured Artist:
Schedule

Sunday, Sep 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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