New Reservations

Reservations for the 2023 State Fair will open on April 17. The only sites available for reservation will be self-contained campsites in Gate 13 and Gate H. Both of these campgrounds are approxiately a block off of the fairgrounds. View the Fairgrounds map below for location in relation to the nearest gates.

Though there is no power in these sites, campers are welcome to bring a generator. All sites are approximately 20’ x 40’. There is a bath/shower house inside of Gate 13. Gate H does not have a bathroom, but porta-potties are available on site and campers are welcome to use the bath/shower houses inside of the fairgrounds.

The reservation package is $190, which includes 6 nights of camping (Aug 29-Sept 4) and 4 weekly gate admission wristbands.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call the South Dakota State Fair Administration Office at 605.353.7340 or email.

Reservations are only offered for the entire package. For camping on a nightly basis, please see below.

Nightly Camping

Self-contained nightly camping is available in our off-grounds campground for $25.00 per night*. All sites are sold on a first come, first serve basis. NO reservations will be made for nightly camping.

*Total rate will be based on arrival and days left of State Fair.

Reservations Renewals

Those that had reservations made prior to the 2022 State Fair will receive renewal forms for the 2023 State Fair in early January. Payments for reservation renewals are due March 1, 2023.

For questions on camping reservation renewals, please call 605.353.7340 or email.

Interested in camping at the State Fairgrounds during non-fair time?  Click here for information.

If you have camping questions, please call 605.353.7340 or email.


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 be issued after 30 days prior to State Fair start date.
Note: 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.