South Dakota State Fair launches new website

Farm Forum

HURON – The South Dakota State Fair launched a new website,, on Wednesday, July 2.

The new website includes an updated design and improved usability. Visitors can expect a refreshed look and feel and ease of use when looking for information about the State Fair and other events happening on the fairgrounds year round.

“The new site is like a facelift for the State Fair,” said Jerome Hertel, SD State Fair manager. “I think visitors will really enjoy the fresh design and layout.”

The new site includes a countdown to the Fair and a stronger focus on entertainment and events. Usability has been improved, making event schedules and information easier to locate throughout the site.

A year-round events calendar has also been added to emphasize the events taking place throughout the year such as Wheel Jam, the Men’s Expo, Women’s Expo, stock car races and more.

New websites with updated designs and layouts for Wheel Jam, Men’s Expo and the SD BBQ Championships are also being designed and will be launched in the coming months.

The 2014 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 28, through Monday, Sept. 1. Channel Seeds preview day will be Wednesday, Aug. 27. This year’s theme is “What Does The Fair Say?” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them Facebook and Twitter.