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The 2024 Arts Center Premium Book is available for download at the link below.


FRESH PRODUCE
is stepping in to help us celebrate our 85th Anniversary by generously sponsoring exhibit ribbons this year!


CONTESTS

Contest registration is now open! IMPORTANT NOTE: All contest registrations must be confirmed by an email from the Arts Center before the contest. Please, please watch for these, print them out, and bring them with you for contest check-in. These confirmation emails may also be needed at the gate to confirm your participation in a food contest.

Many of the contests have a limited number of contestant slots, so we encourage you to register early. If a contest is full, you will be sent an email notice that you’ve been placed on the stand-by list.

If you have registered for a contest but cannot make it, please email the Arts Center ASAP. We want to make that contest slot available to another fairgoer

Sioux Empire Fair: Fun Fair Photo Contest

Prize package worth $850.00

Submission Timeline: Saturday, 8/3/24 through the end of day on Thursday, 8/8/24

Contest Concept: We are searching for photos that embody the festive spirit and time-honored traditions of the Sioux Empire Fair.
Tractor Supply Co.

Harold's Photo

Natural Grocers:
People’s Choice Award

Saturday, August 3rd through noon (12PM) on Saturday, August 10th, 2024.

Prizes:

One $100 Natural Grocers gift card for the Junior Winner
One $100 Natural Grocers gift card for the Adult Winner

No Registration Required

ABC Rentals Special Events
Tablescape Contest

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
10am-11:30am

Contest Rules & Online Registration

ABC Rentals Special Events

King Arthur Baking Co.
Baking Contest

Saturday, August 3, 2024
Submission Time: 10am-11:50pm

Come join the time-honored tradition of competing in this Baked Goods contest. Lots of prizes to win.

Youth Contest (ages 6-17) - PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1st Place: $40 King Arthur Baking Co. Gift Card
2nd Place: $25 King Arthur Baking Co. Gift Card
3rd Place: King Arthur Baking Co. Tote Bag

Adult Contest (ages 18+) - BLONDIES
1st Place: $75 King Arthur Baking Co. Gift Card
2nd Place: $50 King Arthur Baking Co. Gift Card
3rd Place: $25 King Arthur Baking Co. Gift Card

Contest Rules & Online Registration

King Arthur Baking Co

Cooks & Bakers Kitchen with Nordic Ware: Easy as PIE Contest

Have your Pie and eat it too!

Sunday, August 4, 2024
Submission window 10AM-12:50PM

Contest Rules & Online Registration

JJ’s & The Boozy Bakery: Charcuterie Board Contest

Monday, August 5, 2024

Come show us your skills with a board, meat, cheese, fruit and etc. You could win one of the following prizes.

Youth Contest (ages 10-20) @ 4:30PM
1st Place: $50 Queen City Gift Card + a Swanky Charcuterie Board Trophy
2nd Place: $25 Queen City Gift Card
3rd Place: $15 Queen City Gift Card

Adult Contest (ages 21+) @ 5:30PM
1st Place: $100 JJ’s Gift Card + a Swanky Charcuterie Board Trophy
2nd Place: $75 JJ’s Gift Card
3rd Place: $50 JJ’s Gift Card

Contest Rules & Online Registration

JJ's & Boozy Bakery

First National Bank:
Paint-A-Piggy-Bank Contest

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
10AM - 11:30AM

Every contestant receives $2 in nickels for their savings upon picking up their Piggy Bank on Release Day (8/11/24). And the winner will receive $25 in cash with their Piggy Bank.

Contest Rules & Online Registration

First National Bank

Oh My Cupcakes! Youth Cupcake Decorating Contest

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
6-9 Age Group: 11AM
10-14 Age Group: 11:30AM

The winner of each contest will receive: A voucher for 1 Dozen Standard Cupcakes from Oh My Cupcakes!

Contest Rules & Online Registration

Oh My Cupcakes!

BRICKS & MINIFIGS:
Build Your Bricks Challenge!

Wednesday, August 7th, 2025
Age Group (6-9) @ 12:30PM
Age Group (10-14) @ 1:05PM

Prizes for each age group
1st: $50
2nd: $25
3rd: $10

Contest Rules & Online Registration

Taulelle Concessions: French Fry Stacking Contest

How often do you get to play with your food? Probably not often. But here in the Arts Center of the Sioux Empire Fair, we encourage it!

Friday, August 9th 2024 @ 2:30PM
Youth Contest (ages 8-15)
Winner receives a $40 voucher to Taulelle Concessions at the Sioux Empire Fair

Saturday, August 10th 2024 @ 2:30PM
Adult Contest (ages 16+)
Winner receives a $40 voucher to Taulelle Concessions at the Sioux Empire Fair

Contest Rules & Online Registration

Taulelle Concessions

ARTS CENTER ACTIVITIES

Harold’s Photo Center Photography Presentation

Photography Presentation on Composition With Marty DeWitt

Sunday, August 4th 2024 @ 2:30PM


It is FREE, and ALL AGES are welcome to attend to learn excellent photography tips and tricks that could help put you one step closer to winning the $850 gift package from the Fun Fair Photo Contest.NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Dakota Vision Therapy: Vision Fair Event

Dakota Vision Therapy: Vision Fair Event
Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
11am-2pm


Did you know that sight and vision are different things? Come visit the Dakota Vision Therapy staff in the Arts Center to test your vision with their fun activities that include coloring, beanbag toss, eye tracking, and more.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Activities & Contests Activities & Contests
Floriculture, Plants, Vines Floriculture, Plants, Vines
Photography Photography
Baking Baking
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