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“Thunder at the Fair” Caps Off SD State Fair Grandstand Lineup



For Immediate Release: June 14, 2017
Media Contact: Peggy Besch, 605.353.7340


“Thunder at the Fair” Caps Off SD State Fair Grandstand Lineup


HURON, S.D.– The South Dakota State Fair, a division of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, announces “Thunder at the Fair” Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull presented by Lankota and Kibble Equipment on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at 1 p.m.


The pull will be an Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling Association (OTTPA) sanctioned event with 14 classes and 250 competing vehicles. The truck and tractor pull will feature four divisions: light limited pros, super farm, unlimited super stock and modified four-wheel drive trucks. OTTPA sanctions over 70 sessions from Texas to South Dakota.


State Fairgrounds manager Peggy Besch said, “’Thunder at the Fair’ is going to be an exciting show that fairgoers won’t want to miss. We haven’t had a truck and tractor pull at the fair for many years, so we are thrilled to have one back. It’s the perfect ending for this year’s excellent grand stand line-up.”


Tickets go on sale soon for all South Dakota State Fair grandstand events. Ticket presale begins June 19 for backrest holders, followed by Friends of the Fair on June 22. General public tickets go on sale June 26. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.866.605-3247, at the State Fair ticket office located in the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community at 1060 3rd St. SW in Huron, or online at www.sdstatefair.com.


The 2017 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4. Channel Seeds Preview Night will be Wednesday, Aug. 30. This year’s theme is “Seriously Twisted Fun.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.


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