Area families abuzz with South Dakota State Fair excitement began fair week by delivering the wide variety of projects created throughout the year to the Jerauld County Courthouse Monday.
Tuesday morning was spent affixing pink static entry cards under the watchful eye of Teresa Fonder, administrative assistant for SDSU Extension in Jerauld County. Fair judging for static entries are slated to be judged Wednesday with viewing opportunities for the public beginning Thursday morning at the Nordby Exhibit Hall.
For those aiming to witness local animal showing talent, livestock exhibitions begin Wednesday night.
In addition to livestock shows and 4-H exhibits, Jerauld County families flock to the fairgrounds in Huron for carnival rides, free entertainment, and top-notch grandstand entertainment. The fair also hosts well over 400 vendors for fairgoers to visit.
This year’s theme, “There’s No Time Like Fair Time” embodies what many locals call an unofficial holiday.
“The 2019 theme highlights the genuine excitement and energy people have for the fair,” said Peggy Besch, South Dakota State Fair manager. “Whether its showing animals at the fair or just coming for the grandstand, there is something special about walking onto the fairgrounds for the first time each year. There just simply is no time like fair time.”
The 2019 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2.