Tax collections at State Fair increase

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) — Tax collections at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair have increased by 5.79 percent compared to last year.

The latest figures from the five-day fair in Huron, S.D., show $217,923 in total tax collections, which is an increase from last year’s total of $206,000. The 2019 fair featured 435 vendors—an increase from 2018’s vendor count of 424.

Of the tax collected, $115,080 was state sales tax, $37,511 was state tourism tax and $65,332 was Huron’s municipal sales tax.