2024 Grandstand Entertainment
The SD State Fair grandstand hosts action packed events and exciting concerts each year!
Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash
The Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash kicks off the 2024 South Dakota State Fair grandstand lineup with two nights of high energy fun on Wednesday, August 28, and Thursday, August 29!
Hedeman, known for lining up elite riders to face off with world-class bucking bulls brings his annual professional, fast-paced, bull riding competition back to the South Dakota State Fair, featuring pro bull riders and bullfighters matched to animals of superior strength and fiery spirit.
The bull riding action begins with Tuff Hedeman “Bounty Bull” night on Wednesday with $10,000 up for grabs, and continues Thursday night in a tournament style event and “Shoot Out” round where the bulk of the prize money, championship title, and custom prizes are earned.
The Red Wilk Construction American Hero Award will be held during both nights of bull riding. Typically, eight Veterans are honored each night, and since 2013, more than 100 Veterans from all over South Dakota have been honored.