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$3 Gate Admission Includes

$3 of pure fun at the Central States Fair

Here are 24 things you can Experience at the Central States Fair with your $3  grounds admission. 
1. Pet the animals at the Barnyard Petting Zoo
2. Brush up on your science before school starts at the Super Science Co. Fun With Physics Display
3. View the Open Class Displays (you can even enter for Free!)
4. Watch and learn about bears at The Great Bear Show
5. Check out the Antique Tractor and Engine Display
6. Cheer on your favorite racing pig
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 the Fair with Jeff Martin, The Blond Curly-Haired Magician and the Magic of Keith Raymond.
11. Watch the regions best bands including Thirsty Fish, Pumping Ethyl, Dogs Without Sweaters, Crash Wagon, the Beerslingers, Abbey Road, Doo-Wah Riders, Kid and Nic,
       Lexi Larson, 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 Michael Mezmer put fair guest into a deep, deep sleep! 
19. Children Musician Phil Baker will get kids and parents to sing along as he performs at the Wow! Stage.
20. You can have a fair without a good juggler, so we brought in Paul Isaak juggler and comedian to entertain Central States Fair guests. 
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. Watch speed painter Riccardo Alonzo make a master piece using hands, feet and a creative imagination. 

  • Enter Open Class Exhibits 

  • Children's Entertainment Daily 

  • Check out the petting zoo 

  • Listen to Regional Band Abby Road 

  • Kid's Cash Scramble 

  • Clown Around 

  • Take in a Show 

  • Cheer on your favorite 4 legged friend 

  • Enjoy the View 

  • We Have Guests from Washington  

  • Watch Determination 

  • View the Art  

  • Watch the Future of Agriculture 

  • Just Have Fun!