South Dakota State Fair goes on with added safety measures

HURON, S.D. (WNAX) – Despite COVID, South Dakota’s number one industry, agriculture is still the focus of this year’s South Dakota State Fair in Huron. It is one of the few state fairs being held in the country and while it looked a bit different, Assistant Manager Candi Briley says the 135-year tradition goes on.

With South Dakota the only place offering livestock shows there was increased interest from out of state entries in the livestock breed show. Briley says the 4-H and FFA entries were also strong.

Briley says they did take special safety precautions to ensure the health of fairgoers and exhibitors.

While there were no big musical concerts, the South Dakota State Fair did offer a lineup of entertainment including the bull bash and many free stages. The five-day fair ends on Labor Day.