Mission of the South Dakota State Fair Foundation
The mission of the South Dakota State Fair Foundation is to raise funds for the enhancement, preservation, and renovation of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Keep South Dakota’s history alive! Preserving and enhancing the South Dakota State Fairgrounds is important not only to us, but also to all South Dakotans. Read more about our current campaigns below and reach out to us if you’d like to contribute or learn more. Donations can be made to the Foundation in general or to specific campaigns.
RAISE The SHED
The Open Class Sheep Barn has held many memories and been an important part of the culture at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds since the 1950s. We are currently working on a collective effort to build a new sheep and multi-purpose facility for the next generations of fairgoers to enjoy to ensure the camaraderie, world class shows, and celebrations carry on for generations to come.
Through Fire, A Vision was Born Discover the DEX: Dakota Events CompleX
The Open Class Beef Complex had been a place to celebrate youth and agriculture since the 1970s. Unfortunately, in October 2020, that all changed with a fire that destroyed the 96,000 square foot building. However, out of adversity comes opportunity. Generations of memories have been made in the Open Class Beef Complex and it’s now our generation’s time to bring a new vision to life through the DEX: Dakota Events CompleX, a new multipurpose livestock and equestrian complex.
Friends of the Fair
Show your support to the South Dakota State Fair by becoming a Friend of the Fair! Friends of the Fair is a great opportunity to support the South Dakota State Fair Foundation and enhancements to the fairgrounds. Memberships run on an annual basis and offer special opportunities including Grandstand ticket presales!
Support the South Dakota State Fair Foundation
Commemorate a special person, treasured occasion, or your overwhelming love for the fair with a personalized bench or planter! Contact the State Fair office at (605) 353-7340 or via email today for more information.
Contact the Foundation
Address: 1060 3rd St. SW, Huron, SD 57350