Deadlines approaching for SD State Fair entries

South Dakota Department Of Agriculture
Farm Forum

HURON — Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are right around the corner. The static entry deadline is Tuesday, July 31.

“No matter what your talent or hobby, the State Fair is the place for you to let it shine. Whether you have an intricate quilt, upcycled furniture item, perfectly round and red tomato, or a photograph, I encourage you to check out the open class static exhibit premium books and see where you might fit in,” said Peggy Besch, South Dakota State Fairgrounds manager.

Exhibitors are encouraged to use the online entry process available at For those mailing in entry forms, entries postmarked on July 31 will be accepted. Remember to include payment and completed W9 form (include SSN) with your entry.

Other upcoming deadlines include open class livestock entries on Aug. 1. Late fees will apply to entries received after the deadline.

Premium books are available online at

The 2018 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 3. Channel Seeds Preview Day will be Wednesday, Aug. 29. This year’s theme is “Experience the Magic.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the fair office at 800.529.0900, visit or find us on Facebook or Twitter.