Horizons Hall

The South Dakota State Fair is thrilled to announce the renaming of the Women's Building. The new name captures the essence of the state fair’s heritage and traditions while accurately recognizing the activities taking place in the building. Effective immediately, the Women's Building will be known as Horizons Hall.

Horizons Hall, formerly known as the Women's Building, reflects the expansive range of activities taking place within its walls. It is a versatile space that hosts a wide array of events including weddings, celebrations, and craft shows. During the annual State Fair, it is a place for South Dakotans to showcase their creative talents through culinary, needlework, crafts, and more during the fair.

The decision to rename the building stems from a desire to accurately represent the multifaceted nature of its usage and to better align with the dynamic and diverse activities hosted within them.

Besides all of the static exhibits and vendors that call the Horizons Hall home during the State Fair, a full-sized kitchen and auditorium are also located in the building! 


The Domestic Engineer Award has been renamed the Bert Stiner Domestic Engineer Award in memory of Bert Stiner.  Bert's family wanted to do something in honor of their wife and mother at the South Dakota State Fair, Women's Building (now known as Horizons Hall).  This award depicts the many, many years of her participation in the Women's Building (now known as Horizons Hall) as well as many community service organizations, church, and many other activities.

This award is the highest award one can receive as an exhibitor in the Horizons Hall.  The Stiner Family is sponsoring this award and will continue to do so for many years to come.  They have donated a perpetual plaque for this award that will list each year's winner by name.  You will be able to see this plaque as you enter the Horizons Hall on the east wall.  

2023 Bert Stiner Domestic Engineer Award: Paula Bergan

2023 Junior Domestic Engineer Award: Abigail Chipman

Horizons Hall Schedule of Events

A schedule will be posted in June.  From cookings shows to fashion shows, and everything in between, there is always great programming for fairgoers!