State Fair Seeks Guest Entertainers on Centennial Stage

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 5, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT: Candi Briley, (605) 353-7340


State Fair Seeks Guest Entertainers on Centennial Stage


HURON, S.D. – The State Fair and South Dakota Hall of Fame icon Sherwin Linton are excited to invite entertainers to submit their acts for consideration to be featured on the Centennial Stage during the 2023 South Dakota State Fair.


For thirty years, South Dakota native Sherwin Linton, his wife Pam, and their band “The Cotton Kings” have been State Fair perennial favorites, welcoming South Dakota musicians during their acts on the Centennial Stage at the State Fair. Many of these entertainers have gone on to regional and national recognition. Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hofer of Bruce first appeared on Linton’s stage ten years ago, and she has recently won first place in a major talent show at the famous Orange Blossom Opry in Florida. Dozens of other musicians and singers who Linton and his wife Pam have showcased with their band “The Cotton Kings” have gone on to successful careers in music.


“We are very proud of all those who have joined us as guests and have continued bringing the joy of music to people across the country,” said Linton.


To be a guest on the 2023 Centennial Stage, please submit your name, contact information, a resume, or description of your talent by email to  Submissions are due by June 1.


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 or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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