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Riding Arenas

James Kjerstad Event Center

The James Kjerstad Event Center is a wonderful indoor arena to host your next event. It has become the horse capital for a number of horse events including, it can also be utilized for a number of different type of events. It includes 48,750 sq ft of earthen area and 69,000 sq ft of concrete.
Black Hills Stock Show
SDRA Rodeo Finals
NRCA Rodeo Finals
West Fest Barrel Race
5-State Futurity
National Team Roping

Grandstand Arena

The Grandstand Arena is an outdoor venue most popular for the location of the Demolition Derby, Supercross, 3 nights of concerts, 3 nights for Range Days Rodeo action, and the televised Xtreme Broncs Final.
The Grandstand Arena is equipped with a covered grandstand and a seating capacity of 6000 people.
The Central States Fair takes pride in helping you create the design for your next event so it is convenient and user friendly to both competitors and customers.
Events that haven taken place in the Grandstand Arena:
  • Range Days Rodeo
  • Xtreme Broncs Final
  • Concerts
  • Team Ropings
  • Motocross

Bray Arena

The Bray Arena is the outdoor arena that measures 150' X 300'. The arena is a perfect location for access to the stalling barns.
The Bray Arena has gained popularity as a number of the regions top summer horse shows are held in the arena. The staff of the Central States Fair takes pride in providing an arena with great footing for our four legged friends. To ensure the success of having good ground at your next event, the Bray Arena is a "Rental Only" arena.
The Arena has a small warm-up arena connected to it, a small set a bleachers and the capability to have a convenient concession stand located right under the large crows nest/ show office.
The Bray Arena is home to the following events:
  • Black Hills Summer Circuit; AQHA Horse Show
  • Barrel Racing Jackpots
  • Several Smaller Horse Shows

Rounds Arena

The Rounds Arena is both a rental arena and a public use arena. The Arena is located in the southwest corner of the fairgrounds (behind the CSF Office).
The rounds arena is 150' X 300' Arena with a built in return alley. The arena is typically used for 1-day events and can easily be converted to a team-roping arena with roping boxes and catch pen.
The Rounds Arena is utilized for the following events:
  • Jackpot Team Roping
  • Jackpot Barrel Racing
  • Youth Playdays and Youth Horse Shows
  • Open daily for public use unless contracted for an event


The Central States Fair can easily accommodate your next event. For more rental Information please contact Hope Hall at 605-355-3861 or Email John

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Please fill out the the information below so we get a better understanding regarding your next events. We can also give you different options to ensure your event is hosted in the best possible way at the Central States Fair.
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The Central States Fair has a number of buildings and spaces available for your next gathering. Please indicate a particular building you wish to receive more information on.
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Attendance Information

At the Central States Fair, we try to go out of our way to make sure your event is successful. Let us help you with other arrangements.We work with a number of hotels that support the Central States Fair events. We can assist you in choosing a host hotel for your event. Please take the time to provide us with some info. 
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