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Pork Butt Battle Returns to the SD State Fair





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE

 

 For Immediate Release: July 30, 2019

Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605.353.7340

 

 

Pork Butt Battle Returns to the SD State Fair

 

HURON, S.D. – 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.

 

Fairgoers are encouraged to come by the contest for the free people's choice tasting.

 

First place in the contest will take home $500, second place $225, third place $125, and the people’s choice winner will take home $100. A trophy is also given to all the winners.

 

Professional judging and people’s choice judging starts Friday, Aug. 30, at 3 PM, with awards to follow at 4:15 PM.

 

To enter, $40 per entry is due by Friday, Aug. 23. Checks can be made payable to the SD State Fair and mailed to SD State Fair, Attn: Pork Butt Battle.

 

Rules and entry forms can be found on the South Dakota State Fair website, www.sdstatefair.com, under the Special Events section.

 

The 2019 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. For more information on State Fair events, contact the fair office at 800.529.0900, visit sdstatefair.com or find it on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $32.5 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 132,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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