Ways to Save Money at the State Fair

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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Ways to Save Money at the State Fair

HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair offers several simple ways to save money during the fair.

Save time and money at the admission gates by purchasing daily gate admission in advance! All daily gate admission purchased on or before Wednesday, Aug. 30 will be sold at a 20% discount. Tickets purchased in advance can be taken directly to the scan and go lines at admission gates!  Daily gate admission can be purchased online at www.sdstatefair.com, or at the State Fair Office located in the Nordby Exhibit Hall (1060 3rd St. SW, Huron, SD 57350).

Save on gate admission by purchasing your grandstand tickets on or before Wednesday, Aug. 30. Tickets purchased prior to the opening day of the fair include gate admission! Grandstand tickets can be purchased by calling 866.605.3247, online at www.sdstatefair.com, or at the grandstand ticket office.

On Thursday, Aug. 31, the State Fair is hosting a “Salute to Veterans” program on the Northwestern Energy Freedom Stage at 10:30 a.m. with keynotes speakers MG (Ret) Tim Reisch and Elsie Honors Elsie Van Beek. All Veterans and active military members receive free gate admission. 4-H youth also receive free gate admission by showing their 4-H card, which can be obtained from county 4-H offices.

Coupons for $1 off gate admission on Friday, Sept. 1 are available at Prostrollo Motors on east Highway 14 in Huron. The Prostrollo’s Rockin’ Rollback coupons are valid on Friday, Sept. 1 only.

Stock the Shelves on Monday, Sept. 4, by bringing a non-perishable item to any admission gate between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for $2 off gate admission.

Pay It Forward Day is on Monday, Sept. 4. Businesses and organizations band together to sponsor gate admission passes for those in need and to randomly hand out at the gate admission entrances. Fairgoers attending the fair on Monday could be the lucky recipient of a ‘Pay It Forward’ pass.

There are plenty of ways to save money at the carnival throughout the week. All rides on Wednesday, Aug. 30, are only one dollar! The Weekly Passport to Fun pass offers a carnival ride pass for all five days of the fair. Advanced passes can be purchased at Prostrollo Motors for $52. Big Jim 93.3 and Taco Johns are offering a $3 off coupon for daily weekday rides. Coupons can be picked up at Taco Johns.

The 2023 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, August 31, through Monday, September 4. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, August 30. For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.