If you did not have a reservation with us in 2019 and wish to camp at the 2020 State Fair, please read the following:

Self Contained Camping Options

2020 State Fair Camping Reservation Form

Self-contained and tent nightly camping is available at Gate 13 for $25.00 per night. It's first come, first serve. 

* Total rate will be based on arrival and days left of State Fair.
Reservations are not needed for nightly camping. Payment for your stay will be taken upon your arrival at Gate 13.


Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations prior to 30 days before the State Fair start date must provide written notice to receive a full refund.  No refunds will issued after 30 days prior to State Fair start date.

2020 Decorated Campsite Contest

Theme: Perfect Vision of Fun

Decorated Campsite Entry Form
st Place: Paid Campsite in 2021
2nd Place: 2 Grandstand Tickets to Choice of Show in 2021

2019 Winners

Photo of first place winner of  the 2019 Decorated Campsite Contest
1st Place: Donna Mette & Kelsie Eich Pheasant Park #1013

Photo of second place winner of  the 2019 Decorated Campsite Contest
2nd place: Group at Rushmore 606, 607 & 608:
Mike & Marsha Braun, Lake City, SD
Ann Erickson, Sisseton, SD
Brent & Carmen Mason, Frankfort, SD
Rob & Kaye DeYoung, Aberdeen, SD
Don & Suzie Ogren, Langford, SD

* The State of South Dakota and its employees shall not be liable or in any way responsible for injury, damage, liability, loss, or expense resulting to the user and those it brings on the premises due to accidents, mishaps, misconduct, negligence, or injuries, either in person or property.

South Dakota State Fair Logo

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.