Dakota Star

Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is the South Dakota 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.

2020 Dakota Star Application

Congratulations to Hunter Widvey and Ted Van Alstyne from Rapid City for winning Dakota Star in 2019!

Friday, Sep 4
6:00 pm
Saturday, Sep 5
6:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 6
6:00 pm
Monday, Sep 7
5:00 pm

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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.