Ride unlimited carnival rides from Monday-Friday with a Big D Mega Pass. The Big D Mega Pass is your ultimate carnival ticket to enjoy all the thrills and spins that Carnival Americana has to offer for one low price of $42. The Big D Mega Passes are only available at Big D Convenience Stores in Rapid City starting August 5. Pass expires at 9 pm on Friday, August 23, but you can turn your Mega Pass in for a Moonlight Madness Pass for only $10 on Friday.
Daily wristbands are available to ride unlimited rides for one-day for $30 or individual tickets can be purchased at the carnival ticket booth located on the midway during the fair.
Pepsi Night - Friday, August 16 (3 pm - Close)
Bring any Pepsi product and redeem it at the Pepsi tent for
a coupon to ride for $20. All products
will then be donated to the Salvation Army.
Buddy Day: Sunday, August 18 (Noon-Close)
Get 2 all day wristbands for $40 with a coupon from
Wendy’s. Sponsored by Rushmore Radio
Carnival Cares: Wednesday, August 21 (noon-5 pm)
Bring any non-perishable food item to the Salvation Army tent
between noon – 4pm and receive a coupon for an $18 wristband. ($12 savings). No discounted coupons available after 4pm
Hero Day- Thursday, August 22 (1 pm - 2 pm)
Wear your favorite super hero costume and meet at the WOW
stage between 1pm -2pm and receive a free cold treat and tickets for one free carnival ride. Only for children age 8 and under.
Moonlight Madness- Friday, August 23 (9 pm- 1 am)
Get a wristband to ride from 9pm – 1am for $15 with a coupon
from Dickey's BBQ. Sponsored by Rushmore
Radio Group (Trade your Mega Pass wristband for a Moonlight Madness Pass
and receive another $5 off)
Sunday Fun Day- Sunday, August 25
All rides $2. Sponsored by Hits 102.7
About the Carnival
Carnival Americana is the carnival choice
for the Central States Fair. Carnival Americana prides itself on a
clean, safe and family friendly carnival to a wide variety of events of
all sizes throughout the Central United States. They currently service
events in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
Providing a clean, safe, and attractive midway for guests is high on their list. You will find nothing but the best on a Carnival Americana midway. They take pride in the conduct and appearance of their team members as well. Their staff is always neat, well-groomed, and properly dressed in full company uniforms. They hire friendly and courteous individuals and continually work together with them to provide great customer service.
The rides and equipment, as well as the surrounding carnival grounds, are maintained continuously to provide the cleanest customer-friendly environment possible. As our guest, we welcome you to a clean and inviting entertainment venue.
Carnival Americana takes many steps every day to ensure that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable time while visiting the Central States Fair. From their clean and well-maintained equipment to their safety-minded and attentive ride operators, to our routine safety inspections, we always have your safety in mind.To help us do our best, we ask that you be safety minded:
- Securely latch all restraints and use grab bars
- Stay in the locked and loaded position for the entire ride cycle
- Take frequent breaks and stop riding before you get tired
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Obey all posted signs
- Observe age, height, and weight restrictions
- Follow instructions of ride operator
Carnival Promotions: (Carnival promotions will be posted in July or as they become available)
The Central States Fair offers many carnival promotions throughout the fair. We have nightly deals, daily and weekly deals. Check back in July to see where you can get different opportunities to buy discounted tickets for the carnival.