Here are 30 things you can Experience at the Central States Fair with your $3 grounds admission.
1. Pet the animals at the Barnyard Petting Zoo
2. Have fun at the Kids Town, kid's entertainment
3. View the Open Class Displays (you can even enter for Free!)
4. Watch and learn about elephants
5. Check out the Antique Tractor and Engine Display
6. Cheer on your favorite pig wrestling team
7. Check out the Miss SD Contestant Talent Show
8. Free Children's Entertainment featuring Miss Bows the Clown, Linda Hulet the Clown of Many Faces,Magic Mark, T. Texas Terry, Harmonica Visions, Hugland Balloon Tying.
9. Cheer on local groups as they perform on the Wow! and McDonald's Stages such as Academy of Dance Arts, Hot Shots Dance Club,
and Black Hills Cloggers.
10. See the Magic of Keith Raymond.
11. Watch the regions best bands including Thirsty Fish, Brady Goss, the Cody Hullinger, Doo-Wah Riders, Lane Moore, the Lonely Rangers, and 9-Year Old Singer/Songwriter Tiffany Johnson.
12. Learn about Poultry with fun interactive games such as Chicken Bingo, Coloring Contests, Poultry Hunt, Chicken Roulette.
13. Watch future cowboys and cowgirls compete in the SD State Mutton Bustin' Championships.
14. Take in a Quilting, Needlework and Rubber Stamping Demonstration from regional experts.
15. Wow! Stage and the McDonald's Stage.... Entertainment every hour.
16. We are a family at the fair.... Therefore you are invited to "My Fair Wedding" as a couple will exchange Carnival Wristbands and Wedding Rings on Saturday, August 24.
17. Let your kids take part in the Kid's Cash Scramble (6 years and younger) everyday at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Area.
18. Watch Hypnotist Tyzen put fair guest into a deep, deep sleep!
19. Get on your toes with On Your Toes Dance Acadamy
20. Sing old country songs with Marty Davis.
21. Watch Cowboys and Cowgirls as they compete in horse competitions throughout the week.
22. Learn about livestock with the 9 different livestock shows.
23. Watch as folks get dirty for their favorite charity in the Pig Wrestling contest where we will award $1,000 to a charity of the winners choice.
24. Step to the beat with the Black Hills Motion Cloggers.
25. Learn how to make wine during the Wine Demonstration.
26. Take in a Gentleman's Duel with Dueling Pianos both weekends of the fair.
27. Rock out with Judd Hoos.
28. We love bazaar contests, see the Cluck, Strut and Crow contest, Look What Grew In My Garden or the Caramel Roll Showdown.
29. See high flying motorcycles with the Wisconsin FMX Motorcycle Stunt Team.
30. "For my next trick," watch Dan Sperry, Not Your Average Magician perform on the free stage.