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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.


Deadlines Approaching for SD State Fair Entries
Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are right around the corner.


Emerald Ash Borer Town Hall at Governor’s Ag Summit
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is inviting all South Dakotans to attend an emerald ash borer (EAB) town hall at the 2019 Governor’s Agricultural Summit on Thursday, July 11, to learn about the insect, the quarantine, and effective treatments.


2019 Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Sioux Falls
The tenth annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit will be held July 10 and 11 in Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

SD State Fair Grandstand Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets to the 2019 South Dakota State Fair Grandstand are now on sale.


Don’t Miss Your Chance at Winning the Perfect Camping Set
Don’t miss out on a chance to win the “Perfect Camping Set” from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.


NJHFR to be held at the SD State Fairgrounds June 23-29
The 15th National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) is returning to Huron, South Dakota on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds this year from June 23-29.


Dicamba Cutoff Date Approaching
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds applicators that June 30 is the cutoff date for dicamba products.

National Junior High Finals Rodeo to be Held at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron, June 23-29
The 15th National Junior High Finals Rodeo is returning to Huron, South Dakota on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds this year from June 23-29.


SDDA’s Role in Pesticide Regulation
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is the primary enforcement agency for state and federal pesticide laws in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


SD Century Farm & Ranch Recognition Deadline is Aug. 9
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the South Dakota State Fair.


NEWS RELEASE – ANTHRAX VACCINATION REMINDER
South Dakota cattle producers are encouraged to include anthrax vaccine in their vaccination program when they turn out cattle to summer pastures. Recent flooding may increase the risk of cattle encountering anthrax this season, according to Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota State Veterinarian.


Bovine Trichomoniasis Found in Oglala Lakota County Herd
Bovine trichomoniasis (trich) has been detected in a South Dakota cattle herd. Two bulls from a beef cattle herd in Oglala Lakota County have tested positive for this economically devastating disease. The Animal Industry Board (AIB) is working with the herd owner and their veterinarians to develop a management plan to contain the disease. Neighboring herd owners with potential contact animals will be informed of the risk to their animals as the investigation continues.


Governor’s Ag Summit Features U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Governor Noem’s Next Generation Panel
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture today announced two headline items for the 2019 Governor’s Agriculture Summit: a keynote address by Stephen Censky, the Deputy U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and Governor Kristi Noem’s Next Generation of Agriculture panel.


Wheel Jam Packed with Events
The sixteenth annual Wheel Jam will be held May 31 – June 2 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.


Entertainers Sought to Fill Showcase Positions at SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are in search of guest entertainers for the AARP Centennial Stage during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.