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Ways to Save Money at the State Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 30, 2021

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 simple ways to save money during the fair.


The 2021 South Dakota State Fair runs Thursday, September 2, through Monday, September 6. Channel Seeds preview night will give locals a sneak peek at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 1.


Save on gate admission by purchasing your grandstand tickets on or before Wednesday, Sept. 1. Tickets purchased by then 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, Sept. 2, all veterans and active military members receive free gate admission courtesy of Rowse Rakes. 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. 3 are available at Prostrollo Motors on east Highway 14 in Huron. The Prostrollo’s Rockin’ Rollback coupons are valid on Friday, Sept. 3 only.


The fair is teaming up with businesses and organizations that are generously sponsoring gate admission passes for Monday, Sept. 6 as part of the ‘Pay it Forward’ promotion. Passes will be handed out to those in need and randomly handed out at the gate entrances. Fairgoers can pay it forward to the food pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item for the ‘Stock the Shelves” food drive between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and receive $2 off gate admission.


There are also plenty of ways to save money at the carnival throughout the week. All rides on Wednesday, Sept. 1, are only a 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 through Sept. 4 for $52. Big Jim 93.3 and American Family Insurance – Volquardsen and Associates are offering a $3 off coupon for weekday ride wristbands. Coupons can be picked up at either American Family location; 312 Kansas Ave. SE, Huron, or 113 E. 3rd St., Miller.


For 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.