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HURON – The South Dakota State Fair announced its 2019 State Fair theme – “There’s No Time Like Fair Time!”

“The 2019 theme highlights the genuine excitement and energy people have for the fair. Fair time is a special time of year,” said Peggy Besch, South Dakota State Fair manager. “Whether you show animals at the fair or just come for the grandstand, there is something special about walking onto the fairgrounds for the first time each year. The blend of fresh woodchips, hot corndogs and sweet cotton candy rush your nose as you head to your destination, bringing back memories of nights running around the carnival or days with friends and family in the barns. There just simply is no time like fair time.”

Each year the South Dakota State Fair boasts a variety of events including livestock shows, 4-H exhibits, carnival rides, free entertainment, and top-notch grandstand entertainment. The fair also hosts well over 400 vendors for fairgoers to visit.

The 2019 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. For more information on State Fair events, contact the fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find it on Facebook or Twitter.

Little Big Town top grandstand performer

HURON – Little Big Town will be coming to the South Dakota State Fair grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Little Big Town entered the music scene over 18 years ago with hits like “Boondocks” and “Bring it on Home.” 

Success continued with albums “Tornado” and “Pain Killer” delivering #1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking,” and the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015, “Girl Crush.”

The band recently received its third career Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their multi-week No. 1 platinum-selling hit, “Better Man,” off their chart-topping album, “The Breaker.” Their latest album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart. In the past seven years they have won over 20 awards, including Grammys, CMAs, ACMs, People’s Choice awards, and an Emmy.

“We are thrilled to bring Little Big Town to the State Fair,” said Peggy Besch, South Dakota State Fairgrounds manager.


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