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Static Entry Premium Book May Spark Entry Ideas


For Immediate Release: June 6, 2017
Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7354


****NOTE: This release contains links to audio***


Static Entry Premium Book May Spark Entry Ideas

HURON, S.D.- People have until July 31, 2017 to submit entry forms for the static exhibits contest areas during the South Dakota State Fair.


The 2017 static entry premium book is available from the fair’s office located in the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community at 1060 3rd St. SW in Huron or online at www.sdstatefair.com.


“Static entries highlight the talents and skills of citizens across the state of South Dakota,” said fair manager Peggy Besch. “Fairgoers of all ages love to see the accomplishments and talents of fellow South Dakotans. The exhibit areas in the Women’s Building, Horticulture Building and the Art & Education Building are the sites for opportunities for participants like you.” (***Download Besch1 audio here***)


Included in this book are over 1,100 different categories for you to enter projects under. Some contest areas include: canning, needlework, baking, quilting, table and place settings division, garden crafts, flower arrangements, art and photography. Enter your project in the open class static exhibit divisions at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair to showcase your talents.


“Whether you are a long time exhibitor or a first year competitor, you are important to our fair,” said Besch. “Look through the entry premium book. You’ll find familiar and new avenues to display your skills. It is amazing every year to see how much creativity there is in our great state.” (***Download Besch2 audio here***)


The static entry deadline is Monday, July 31. Entries postmarked on that day will be accepted. Remember to include payment and completed W9 form (include SSN) with your entry. Other deadlines include open class livestock on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Late fees will apply to entries received after the deadline.


The 2017 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 30. This year’s theme is “Seriously Twisted Fun.” 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.


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