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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. Anyone 17 and under must be accompanied at all times after 9pm 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 4 until the end of the fair on August 12.


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

*All Grandstand Entertainment is FREE with paid fair admission.
Excluding August 5th and August 10th 2023, separate tickets must be purchased for these concerts. Fair Admission is included in concert ticket.
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
South Dakota Corn
Circle K
Touchstone Energy
Grand Falls Casino
C&B Operations


Friday, August 4: 5pm - Close

Saturday, August 5: 10am - Close

Sunday, August 6: 10am - Close

Monday, August 7: 10am - Close

Tuesday, August 8: 10am - Close

Wednesday, August 9: 10am - Close

Thursday, August 10: 10am - Close

Friday, August 11: 10am - Close

Saturday, August 12: 10am - Close

*Hours subject to change

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