The South Dakota State Fair Grandstand will bring a different experience to fairgoers this year. The revised line up for 2020 includes The Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash to be held Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4. The “Thunder at the Fair” Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull sponsored by Kibble Equipment will be held Monday, September 7. All tickets will be sold as general admission and will go on sale Monday, July 20.
The South Dakota Timed Event Championship Rodeo will be held in the grandstand Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6. This event will be free for fairgoers to attend.
The grandstand concert series, including The Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band has been postponed until 2021.
General public ticket sales will begin July 20. All tickets will be sold as general admission. There will be no backrest holders or Friends of the Fair presale in 2020. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone at (866) 605-3247 or at the box office at the Grandstand Ticket Office located at the Nordby Exhibit Hall-1060 3rd Street Southwest, Huron, SD 57350.
Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash
The thrills and adrenaline rush of bull riding is back at the South Dakota State Fair with the Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash.
Four time World Champion bull rider and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman has been producing bull riding events that have been thrilling audiences with his two hour adrenaline rush entertainment style punctuated with the two things he knows fans want to see great rides and high scores.
Red Wilk Construction American Hero Award
The Red Wilk Construction American Hero Award was started in 2013 by Red Wilk. Being a Vietnam Veteran himself, he knows the importance of honoring Veterans for the sacrifices they have made for their country. Over the years, Red has honored 100 plus Veterans from all over South Dakota. Typically, eight Veterans are honored each night of the bull riding.
South Dakota Timed Event Championship Rodeo
Sunday, September 6 10 AM
The area's elite youth rodeo contestants will compete in six timed events, including tie-down calf roping, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and steer wrestling. Any rodeo youth from across the country, ages 14-19, are eligible to compete for the title but entries are limited.
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The overall winner not only receives the coveted title of South Dakota Timed Event Champion but the use of a horse trailer sponsored in part by Iverson Featherlite. Event winners receive trophy saddles.
ATV Big Air Tour
The show is composed of 14 action-packed scenes- each better than the previous. Big Jumps, 450cc motors, backflips, incredible balance acts, launching a 1,300lb Polaris RZR, crowd games, good music and more.
You will laugh, you will scream, and you will be floored by how high in the air our riders go. We start the show with a tribute to our nation’s flag, introductions, and basic “trick tutorials” about stunts you will see during the performance.
Our emcee’s do an incredible job at keeping the interest of even the wiggliest children in the audience. We play crowd interacting games where fans can win prizes, and a select few will get to walk out on the show floor and play the ultimate game of “ATV Tennis”.
The show ends with our Big Air Finale trains where all riders are in the air at once, some upside down, one after the other merely inches apart.
Laser Light Show & Fireworks
Enjoy an evening of bright lights and fun colors. The show will begin with a laser light show and will be followed by an awe evoking firework show. You won't want to miss out on the beautiful colors and exciting displays!