Deadlines approaching for SD State Fair entries

Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries is Wednesday, July 31.

Entries postmarked on that day will be accepted. Include payment, social security number and completed W-9 form with your entry.

Other upcoming deadlines include open class livestock on Wednesday, Aug. 7 and horse entries on Friday, August 9. Late fees will apply to entries received after the deadline.

The 2013 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. This year’s theme is “Starry Nights and Midway Lights.”

For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at (800) 529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve, and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook at and Twitter @SDAgriculture.

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