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Ways to Save Money at the State Fair



For Immediate Release: August 23, 2016
Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7340


Ways to Save Money at the State Fair

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


On Thursday, Sept. 1, all veterans and active military members receive free gate admission. 4-H youth also receive free gate admission by showing their 4-H card that can be obtained from county 4-H offices.


Coupons for $1 off gate admission on Friday, Sept. 2, are available at Prostrollo Motors on east Highway 14 in Huron. The Prostrollo’s Rockin’ Rollback coupons are valid on Friday, Sept. 2, only. Half of the coupon will be taken at the gate. Bring the other half to the Prostrollo’s Building and sign up to win meet and greet passes to the Grandsand.


Another way to save on gate admission is by purchasing your grandstand tickets on or before Wednesday, Aug. 31. Tickets purchased by then include gate admission.


Monday, Sept. 5, is Pay it Forward Day. The fair is teaming up with businesses and organizations that are generously sponsoring gate admission passes for those in need. Passes will also be randomly handed out at the gate entrances. Other Pay it Forward activities on Sept. 5 include:

  • Pay it forward to the food pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item for the ‘Drive to End Hunger” between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and receive $2 off gate admission.
  • Monster truck fans, pay it forward and have a ‘souper’ good time by bringing a can of soup to the grandstand between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and receive a free ride on the “Twisted Steel” monster truck!


There are also plenty of ways to save money at the carnival throughout the week. All rides on Wednesday, Aug. 31, are only a dollar! The Weekly Passport to Fun pass offers admission to the carnival for all five days of the fair. Advanced passes can be purchased at Prostrollo Motors through Sept. 3 for $52. Big Jim 93.3, Iverson's and Make It Mine Design/Dakota Detail in Huron are offering a $3 off coupon for weekday ride wristbands. Coupons can be picked up at Iverson's and Make It Mine Design/Dakota Detail in Huron through Saturday, Sept. 3. They will be available at the Iverson's State Fair location Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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