The Central States Fair, Inc is a non-profit, member-driven
organization which manages the Pennington Country Fairgrounds and produces
Central States Fair, Black Hills BBQ Festival and the Black Hills Stock Show
The Central States Fair held annually mid-August allows
Rapid City residents and surrounding communities to partake in fair activities
including; the carnival, free stage entrainment, along with exhibiting
crafts and culinary in the open class competitions, cattle shows and multiple
horse events. The Central States Fair also offers nine nights of grandstand
entertainment from concerts to the Range Days Rodeo.
In addition, the Central States Fair hosts over 255
different rental activities throughout the year.
As a non-profit organization in Rapid City, the
Central States Fair supports other community organizations and groups such as
the South Dakota National Guard, the Rapid City Police Department, Pennington
County 4-H and others. The Central States Fair, Inc donates a total of $101,971
in goods and services to other Rapid City non-profit organizations.