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Admission & Hours

In the order to maintain safety of everyone at the Sioux Empire Fair and continue to keep this a family friendly event the Sioux Empire Fair is enacting a 9pm curfew for anyone 17 and under not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 25 years of age or older. Anyone 17 and under must be accompanied at all times while on the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The curfew will be enforced at the Sioux Empire Fair on the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds starting August 5 until the end of the fair on August 13.


Adults (13 and up): $10
Children (6 - 12): $5
Children (5 and under): Free
Fair admission will be charged starting at 8am everyday.

Wednesday, August 10 is Agriculture Appreciation Day! FREE fair admission until 1pm!
*All Grandstand Entertainment is FREE with paid fair admission with the exception of Grandstand concerts on August 5th and 9th.

We offer free gate admission to Veterans and Military Personnel plus 1 guest, with a valid ID. Please show appropriate identification to any of our Gate Staff: Military ID, VA ID Card, Medical Card, Veterans Organization Membership Card, Discharge Papers, etc.) Thank you for your service!

Thank you to our Day Sponsors!

First PREMIER Bank
Billion Auto
Grand Falls Casino
Touchstone Energy
South Dakota Corn

FAIR hours

Friday, August 5: 5pm - Midnight

Saturday, August 6: 10am - Midnight

Sunday, August 7: 10am - Midnight

Monday, August 8: 10am - Midnight

Tuesday, August 9: 10am - Midnight

Wednesday, August 10: 10am - Midnight

Thursday, August 11: 10am - Midnight

Friday, August 12: 10am - Midnight

Saturday, August 13: 10am - Midnight

*Hours subject to change

Click here for carnival hours and pricing.
Indoor Vendor Hours
Saturday, August 6: 10am - 8pm
Sunday, August 7: 10am - 8pm
Monday, August 8: 10am - 8pm
Tuesday, August 9: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday, August 10: 10am - 8pm
Thursday, August 11: 10am - 8pm
Friday, August 12: 10am - 8pm
Saturday, August 13: 10am - 8pm

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