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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 2 until the end of the fair on August 10.


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 except for Thursday, August 8th, 2024.
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
C&B Operations
Grand Falls Casino
Touchstone Energy
Circle K
South Dakota Corn
Billion Auto


Friday, August 2: 5pm - Close

Saturday, August 3: 10am - Close

Sunday, August 4: 10am - Close

Monday, August 5: 10am - Close

Tuesday, August 6: 10am - Close

Wednesday, August 7: 10am - Close

Thursday, August 8: 10am - Close

Friday, August 9: 10am - Close

Saturday, August 10: 10am - Close

*Hours subject to change

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