Celebrating success at the 2022 SD State Fair


HURON — The numbers are in, and the 2022 South Dakota State Fair was a huge success!

This year’s fair, which ran from Sept. 1-5, included two major announcements and offered new experiences, family friendly attractions, six stages of entertainment, thrilling carnival rides, world class livestock shows, agricultural education, and endless shopping opportunities.

A total of 192,279 guests passed through the gates and nearly 2,000 campers stayed at fairground’s campsites.

More than $2.8 million was spent by fairgoers on goods, beverage, specialty concessions, and carnival rides.

That means over $244,000 of tax revenue was generated.

The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced the “Raise The SHED” fundraising campaign.

The SHED will be the new home for Open Class Sheep at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, and serve as a multi-purpose facility showcasing the South Dakota sheep industry and expanding the versatility of the fairgrounds. For information on the project, go to www.sdstatefairfoundation.com.

The State Fair unveiled a new South Dakota State Fair logo bringing a fresh look and celebrating the State Fair which, at is heart, is about agriculture and youth events, having fun, and showcasing the best of South Dakota. The new logo can be viewed at www.sdstatefair.com.

By the numbers:
• More than 1,500 exhibitors entered more than 10,000 exhibits in open class livestock and non-livestock competitions.
• The Arts & Education Building hosted 5,800 education exhibits.
• 9,300 4-H display exhibits, livestock exhibits, and youth in action entries.
• 362 FFA exhibitors showcased over 950 entries.
• Over 750 students and teachers participated in South Dakota’s Largest Classroom.

The 2023 South Dakota State Fair dates will be Thursday, Aug. 31 – Monday, Sept. 4. For more information about the South Dakota State Fair, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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