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2019 SD State Fair Measurements of Success
This year’s theme, “There’s No Time Like Fair Time,” proved to be true.


Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant is October 14
South Dakota communities, non-profit organizations, and Native American tribes are encouraged to apply for a 2019 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant.


SD Timed Event Champions Crowned at SD State Fair
The ninth annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim and Double D Western was held August 31 and September 1 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair.


Palmer Amaranth a Prohibited Noxious Weed Seed
As of September 2, 2019, palmer amaranth seed has been added to South Dakota’s list of prohibited noxious weed seeds.


Day Sponsors Offer Special Activities at the SD State Fair
With the help of day sponsors, the State Fair can offer special days at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.


Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair offers several simple ways to save money during the fair.


Car and Tractor Show planned for SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair invites classic car and antique tractor enthusiasts to take part in the Classic Car Show and Antique Tractor Show sponsored by Stan’s Inc. on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, during the State Fair.


SD State Fair Advanced Daily Gate Admission Available Online
The South Dakota State Fair is excited to announce that fairgoers can now buy advanced daily gate admission for the 2019 SD State Fair online at www.sdstatefair.com.


Heirloom Recipe Contest to be Held at SD State Fair
Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 1.


Pay the ‘Fair Time’ Experience Forward
Help others embrace the feeling of ‘Fair Time’ with the 4th Annual Pay it Forward Day at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.


Ty Tuff Goat Tying Challenge Coming to the SD State Fair
For the first time, the Ty Tuff Goat Tying Challenge is coming to the South Dakota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in the North Arena with $3,000 added money.


Pork Butt Battle Returns to the SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair will host the Pork Butt Battle presented by the SD Pork Producers and Jack’s Campers on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Horticulture Park.


New Study Shows $6.9 Billion Increase in SD Ag Economic Contribution
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has released the 2019 South Dakota Agricultural Economic Contribution Study.


Training Exercise Taking Place in Custer State Park
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is planning an interagency live fire training exercise within the boundaries of Custer State Park.


Make Your Voice Heard at the SD State Fair
Local singers can make their voices heard in the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair.