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Mission Statement: "We showcase agriculture, tourism, and our community"

The Central States Fair, Inc is a non-profit, member-driven organization which manages the Pennington Country Fairgrounds and produces Central States Fair and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo ®.

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 260 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 $120,000 in goods and services to other Rapid City non-profit organizations.

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