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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Value Added Ag Day

*Military Appreciation: Veterans and active military men and women get in free all day.
*4-H kids get in free with 4-H card.  4-H cards can be obtained in advance at county offices.


Event Time
4-H Buildings Open to the Public
8 am – 8 pm
Youth in Action Public Presentations Judging
Nordby Exhibit Hall - Classrooms
8 am - 5 pm
Duroc; Yorkshire; Spotted Swine; Chester White; Hampshires; Poland China; Herefords; Berkshire; Crossbreds Shows
OC Swine Complex
8:00 am
Targhee; Corriedale; Rambouillet; Natural Wool Breeds; Cheviots; Olde English BabyDolls; All Other Wool Breeds; All Other Meat Breeds Shows
OC Sheep Barn
8:00 am
Noah's Way Exotic Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
MIP Building
9 am – 10 pm
All SD State Fair Exhibit Buildings Open
9 am – 8 pm
FFA Ag Adventure Center Open
FFA Ag Adventure Center
9 am – 8 pm
Game, Fish & Parks Activities
Game, Fish and Parks Area
9 am - 6 pm
Value Added Ag Center Day Activities
Day Sponsor Tent
9 am – 4 pm
National Anthem
9:45 am
Team Penning
North Arena
10:00 am
Bottle Calf Feeding
FFA Ag Adventure Center
10:00 am
SD Stock Dog Assoc. Ranch, Open, and Intermediate Classes
Hippodrome
10:00 am
Seed Quality and Testing Principles – Tyann (Slepikas) Alexander, SGS Seed Lab
Horticulture Building
10:00 am
South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program
Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
10:00 am
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
10:00 am
White Sorghum Flour for Gluten Free Diets hosted by VAADC
Day Sponsor Area
10:30 am
Salute to Veterans
Grandstand
10:30 am
The Amazing Dobermans
North of Centennial Stage
10:30 am
Pegie Douglas – Black Hills Folk Singer
Centennial Stage
10:45 am
Tap Haus (Craft Beer)
Tap Haus
11 am - 11 pm
Wine Pavilion: Toast of the SD State Fair
Wine Pavilion
11 am – 9 pm
Puppet Place Puppet Magic Show
Independent Midway
11:00 am
Sherwin & Pam Linton and the Cotton Kings: Classic Country & Sherwin’s Hits
Centennial Stage
11:00 am
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
11:00 am
Handcrafted Artisan Cheese From Farm to Table hosted by VAADC
Day Sponsor Area
11:30 am
GoldStar Amusements Carnival
Carnival Mat
12 pm – 12 am
The Rhythm is Going to Get You - Interactive Percussion Show
NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
12:00 pm
Mogen’s Heroes
DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Tent
12:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
12:00 pm
Changing Hands Seminar hosted by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
1:00 pm
The Amazing Dobermans
North of Centennial Stage
1:00 pm
Charolais followed by Charolais Jr. Show
OC Beef Complex – South Ring
1:00 pm
Red Angus followed by Red Angus Jr. Show
OC Beef Complex – North Ring
1:00 pm
Puppet Place Puppet Magic Show
Independent Midway
1:00 pm
AgriTourism - Resources to Get You Started hosted by VAADC
Day Sponsor Area
1:00 pm
4-H Meat Goat and 4-H Breeding Goat Showmanship
4-H Livestock Complex
1:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
1:00 pm
Pegie Douglas – Black Hills Folk Singer: Tribute to Badger Clark
Centennial Stage
1:30 pm
Marketing Your Beef Direct From the Ranch hosted by VAADC
Day Sponsor Area
1:45 pm
Bill Chrastil
NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
2:00 pm
Sherwin & Pam Linton and the Cotton Kings: Thank You for Serving - Tribute to America’s Veterans w/ special guest Captain Diane Diekman, US Navy Retired
Centennial Stage
2:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
2:00 pm
Benjamin Raye - Musician
Midway Roadhouse
2:30 pm
Jodi Jensen of The WildFlowers
Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
3:00 pm
Tap Haus Ribbon Cutting
Tap Haus
3:00 pm
The Amazing Dobermans
North of Centennial Stage
3:00 pm
Value Added Ag Center Day Ice Cream Social
Day Sponsor Area
3:00 pm
Waterfowl, Turkeys, Large Fowl, and Bantams as Specified Shows
Poultry/Rabbit Barn
3:00 pm
Puppet Place Puppet Magic Show
Independent Midway
3:00 pm
Mogen’s Heroes
DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Tent
3:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
3:00 pm
Pegie Douglas – Black Hills Folk Singer
Centennial Stage
3:45 pm
Live: Largest Plant Specimen Judging
Horticulture Building
4:00 pm
Bill Chrastil
NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
4:00 pm
Sherwin & Pam Linton and the Cotton Kings: Tribute to Johnny Cash
Centennial Stage
4:00 pm
16th Annual SDSF Jackpot Market Hog Show
OC Swine Complex
4:00 pm
SD Stock Dog Assoc. Intermediate Finals
Hippodrome
4:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
4:00 pm
Benjamin Raye - Musician
Midway Roadhouse
4:30 pm
Mogen’s Heroes
DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Tent
5:00 pm
All Other Breeds Beef Show
OC Beef Complex – North Ring
5:00 pm
SD Stock Dog Assoc. Youth Agility Exhibition
Hippodrome
5:00 pm
Puppet Place Puppet Magic Show
Independent Midway
5:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
5:00 pm
Jodi Jensen of The WildFlowers
Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage
5:30 pm
The Amazing Dobermans
North of Centennial Stage
5:30 pm
The Rhythm is Going to Get You - Interactive Percussion Show
NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
5:30 pm
FFA Breeding and Market Sheep Show
4-H Livestock Complex
6:00 pm
Bottle Calf Feeding
FFA Ag Adventure Center
6:00 pm
Puppet Place Puppet Magic Show
Independent Midway
6:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
6:00 pm
SD Stock Dog Assoc. Open Finals
Hippodrome
6:30 pm
Benjamin Raye Band
Midway Roadhouse
7 pm – 10 pm
Bill Chrastil
NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
7:00 pm
Good News TV - Summer Fun
Children Evangelism Fellowship Building
7:00 pm
Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash
Grandstand
8:00 pm
The Dweebs
Beer Garden
10:00 pm

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