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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the fair dates?

The 2018 Sioux Empire Fair runs Friday, August 3 through Saturday, August 11.

Can I bring my cooler into the Fair?

No, the Sioux Empire Fair does not allow any coolers or outside food or beverage to enter the gates.

Are pets allowed at the Fair?

No, only ADA APPROVED service dogs are allowed into the Sioux Empire Fair and they must be on a leash.

Are any ATMs on site at the Fair?

Yes, various ATMs are available throughout the grounds during the Sioux Empire Fair. You will be charged a small fee for each transaction.

Can I bring a backpack into the Fair?

No, the Sioux Empire Fair does not allow any backpacks to enter the gates.

Is camping available during the Fair?

Yes, limited campsites are still available during the Sioux Empire Fair. Please call Mark in the Fair Office for more information, 605-367-7178.

Grandstand Entertainment

What Grandstand Entertainment will be at the Fair?

August 4 - Scotty McCreery with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band // August 5 - Hairball with PopROCKS // August 6 - Josh Turner //
August 7 - Trace Adkins // August 8 - Casey Donahew with High Valley and Craig Campbell // August 9 - Michael Ray with BlackHawk // August 10 - Gabriel Iglesias aka Fluffy // August 11 - PRCA Rodeo

How much seating is available in the Grandstand?

All Grandstand Entertainment seating and standing is general admission.

Is there Handicap seating available in the Grandstand?

Yes, there is Handicap seating in the Grandstand.

How do I get a Meet & Greet?

When Meet & Greet passes are available, they are given away through the Sioux Empire Fair social media pages, through local radio stations, or through artist fan clubs. Meet & Greets cannot be purchased from the Sioux Empire Fair.

How do I get an Early Access Pass?

Early Access Passes are given away through the Sioux Empire Fair social media pages and through select local radio stations. Early Access Passes cannot be purchased.


Do you have any deals on carnival rides and wristbands throughout the week?

Yes, please click here for more information: www.siouxempirefair.com/p/siouxempirefair/carnival


How much is parking at the Fair?

Parking at the Sioux Empire Fair is free.

Where should I park on the fairgrounds?

General public parking is available in the North Parking Lot and East Parking Lot during the Sioux Empire Fair. Both lots can be conveniently reached off of Madison Street.
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