South Dakota's Largest Classroom

*South Dakota's Largest Classroom will not take place in 2020.

The fair is more than food and candy - it's about education. Get your kids involved in the South Dakota State Fair, whether it's through education projects or the South Dakota's Largest Classroom. The knowledge and memories they take from the experience will last a lifetime. 

What is the South Dakota's Largest Classroom?

The South Dakota's Largest Classroom is a great kick off to the school year; it's one massive field trip!  During their field trip, students are able to tour a variety of educational "learning centers." These learning centers teach students about science, agriculture, technology and much more! The most exciting part is that kids have the opportunity to learn hands-on and see exhibits that may not always be available to individual school districts.

South Dakota's Largest Classroom Tidbits
  • The education program is FREE to students, teachers and chaperones.
  • Parking is FREE.
  • South Dakota's Largest Classroom activities begin around 9:30 AM and end around at approximately 2:30 PM.
  • Lunch will be provided for those participating in the classroom.


For more information or to sign up contact Candi Briley at (605) 353-7354 or email.

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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.