Friends of the Fair

About Friends of the Fair

  • Show your support to the South Dakota State Fair Park by becoming a Friend of the Fair!
  • As a Friend of the Fair, you will be directly impacting the future of the Sputh Dakota State Fair Park. Money raised through the program will go directly to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation. The objective of the foundation is to raise funds for the preservation and renovation of the South Dakota State Fair Park.
  • Foundation funds will be used on special fair park projects and to enhance the amenities on the State Fair Park.
  • Friends of the Fair also have the opportunity to take advantage of a special presale on grandstand tickets.
  • The Friends of the Fair annual membership runs from January 1 to December 31.
  • Legacy Credits: Regardless of your level of participation in the Friends of the Fair program, your participation will also earn you Legacy Credits.

    These credits will accumulate annually and if you are interested in a South Dakota State Fair Grandstand VIP table, could increase your likelihood of being drawn for an opportunity to purchase a VIP table through an early bird offer in the future.  Legacy Credit Explanation

    Credits will be awarded based on your level of participation in the Friends of the Fair program, as follows:

    • Premium Friend of the Fair: 3 credits
    • Platinum Friends of Fair: 2 credits
    • Gold or Silver Friends of the Fair levels: 1 credit
  • For more information on the Friends of the Fair program, contact Candi Briley at (605) 353-7354 or via email.
  • For more information on the South Dakota State Fair Foundation, log onto

2020 Friends of the Fair Form

2020 Friends of the Fair - Thank You!


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  • Bruce and Susan Wintle
  • Matt Cronin
  • SD Farmers Union
  • Scott Cordts
  • Klebsch Farms
  • Greg Krech
  • Gary and Dolly Venables
  • Wayne and Linda Pfeifer
  • Bauman Agency
  • Brian Brandriet
  • Beck's Hybrids
  • Brad Lamb
  • Dave and Lori Corcoran
  • Doug Stahly
  • Fawn Lamb


  • Marilyn Hoyt
  • Blue Ribbon Ag
  • Mike and Robin Jaspers
  • Dakota Provisions
  • Bryce and Mary Healy
  • Joyce Shudak
  • Jason and Sarah Rubish
  • Hillestad Farms
  • Bill Poppen
  • Salem Veterinary Service
  • Chris Waldner & Sons Construction
  • Terry Aesoph
  • Brad Manning
  • Rodney and Beckie Freeman


  • Mary Pearson
  • Bob and Elaine Yackley
  • Trent and Stephanie Damm
  • Leroy and Sharon Swanson
  • Go Figure Bookkeeping
  • Cindy Frederick
  • Pam VanZee
  • Mike and Patrice Roth
  • Dennis and Sandy Schilling


  • Lee and Rose Klocke
  • Pat Reimer
  • Leanne Havlik
  • Cory and Teresa Mallon
  • Susan Schelske
  • April Sullivan
  • Robbin and Myra Smidt
  • Richard and Lisa Braun
  • Gail Brock
  • Ron and Deb Kopplin
  • Elizabeth Molstad
  • Randy and Janet Gross
  • Shelly Hoffman
  • Patty Vanhove
  • Janice Krull
  • Al and Teresa Christensen
  • Roy and Mary Mehling
  • A-1 Storage
  • Mavis Willmott
  • Marilyn Schnetzer
  • Sandy Benson
  • Paul Hetland
  • Gary Hartman

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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.