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South Dakota State Fair

South Dakota State Fair Discover one of the nation's last true agricultural expositions. Showcasing agriculture, livestock, machinery, education, home-arts and horticulture exhibits. Unlimited entertainment can be found at 10 free stages and carnival midway, grandstand shows, rodeos and car races.

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2015 Events

January 30 - February 8 - Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, Rapid City - The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo features a number of exciting events including: a horse sale, a horse show, and a number of horsemanship events. Events will include the ranch horse competition, stray gathering, and calf roping. There will be a ball, and a western art exhibit. 605.355.3861 (12442)

March 13-14 - St. Patrick`s Day Weekend Celebration, Deadwood - The Saint Patrick's Day Celebration in Deadwood is an excellent experience. On the 15th there will be a leprechaun Olympics competition, followed by an awards ceremony in the evening. On the 16th, there will be a parade that will come down main street starting at 7:00 PM. 800-999-1876 (12443)

May 12 - Big Sioux Water Festival, Brookings - Selected as a National Model Festival, the Big Sioux Water Festival provides 4th graders with a fun way to learn about water and water management. It is a fun activity with a lot of unique opportunities for learning, playing, and having fun. 605-688-6741 South Dakota State University Campus (12449)

June 6-7 - Siouxland Renaissance Festival, Sioux Falls - The Siouxland Renaissance Festival has a number of exciting things to do. The festival features craftsman plying their trade, knights, jugglers, dancers and other entertainers. There even are jousting matches. Return to the time of the Kings and Queens by visiting the Siouxland Renaissance Festival. 866-489-9241 Expo Ice Arena (12444)

June 18-21 - Tabor Czech Days, Tabor - This annual ethnic festival celebrates Czech heritage. Enjoy the colorful costumes, delicious Czech food, parade, Beseda dancers, craft fair, free entertainment and more. This event truly will give you an idea of what it means to be Czech, as well as demonstrating the fun and exciting traditions which the people of the Czech Republic have. 605-463-2476 (12445)

June 26-28 - Black Hills Bluegrass Festival, Sturgis - The Black Hills Bluegrass Festival is a really exciting event. With the scenic black hills surrounding the performers and audience one can get lost more easily in the bluegrass music as it is performed. This year's event features performers such as: Special Consensus, Copper Creek, and Six Mile Road. 877-478-5162 Elk View Campground (12446)

July 11-12 - Brookings Summer Arts Festival, Brookings - With over 200 artists from all over the country, the Brookings Summer Arts Festival attracts nearly 75,000 visitors over two days. Browse works of arts in various mediums ranging from wood to oil and pastels. There will also be some activities available for children such as face painting. 605-692-2787 Pioneer Park - 525 1st Avenue (12447)

August 14-23 - Central State Fair and Rodeo, Rapid City - At the Central State Fair and Rodeo there will be a wide variety of things to do and to see. There will be the bull riding and calf-roping of the rodeo to go along with a variety of free children's events, a carnival, and several concerts. There will also be motocross races at the beginning of the fair. 605.355.3861 (12448)