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Buy Your SD State Fair Grandstand Tickets Early to Save on Gate Admission


For Immediate Release: August 30, 2016
Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7340


(***This release contains a link to AUDIO for download.***)


Buy Your SD State Fair Grandstand Tickets Early to Save on Gate Admission


HURON, S.D. – The 2016 South Dakota State Fair is just around the corner. Fair goers are reminded that any grandstand tickets purchased by Wednesday, Aug. 31, will include free gate admission. Tickets purchased during the fair will not include gate admission.


Tickets are still available for all of the grandstand acts at this year’s fair. The Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash will take place the evenings of Wednesday, Aug. 31, and Thursday, Sept. 1. Dwight Yoakam and Blackhawk kick off the music on Friday, Sept. 2. Legend Seeds and the State Fair welcome Kip Moore with opener Reckless Kelly on Saturday, Sept. 3. C&B Operations and the State Fair welcome John Kay and Steppenwolf and Foghat to the stage on Sunday, Sept. 4. Monster Trucks and the Soccer Ball Demo Derby will wrap up the grandstand entertainment on Monday afternoon.


“Offering free gate admission on tickets sold before the fair starts gives fairgoers an excellent opportunity to save money,” said Peggy Besch, State Fair manager. “Tickets can be purchased at www.sdstatefair.com, at the ticket office at the SD State Fair grandstand, or by calling 866.605-3247.” (***Download Besch audio here***)


In addition to free gate admission, fair goers can look to save money at the Gold Star Amusements Carnival with two different carnival promotions. The Weekly Passport to Fun Pass is available exclusively at Prostrollo Motors in Huron for $52, or on grounds for $58. Big Jim 93.3 also offers a $3 off coupon for weekday ride wristbands available at Iverson’s and Make It Mine Design/Dakota Detail. Both carnival promotions are available through Sept. 3.


The 2016 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 5. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 31. This year’s theme is “Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels.” 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.


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.