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Carnival Pricing & 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.


Carnival Day Wristband - Includes unlimited carnival rides for 1 person for 1 day.

Cost: $40, Available at Midway Ticket Kiosk. Credit Cards and Exact Cash Accepted.

Siouxper Pass - Includes fair admission, August 4-12 grandstand entertainment, and unlimited carnival rides for 1 person, all 9 days of the fair. Siouxper Pass does not include grandstand entertainment on August 5th and August 10th.

Cost: $115 Available online June 9th - August 3rd. Siouxper Pass will not be available for purchase after August 3rd.


Thursday, August 10

Ride the carnival all day long for only $20 with half price Carnival Day Wristbands

Cost: $20 Carnival Day Wristbands, available at the Midway Ticket Kiosk. Credit Cards and Exact cash Accepted.


Friday, August 4: 5pm - Close

Saturday, August 5: 12pm - Close

Sunday, August 6: 12pm - Close

Monday, August 7: 1pm- Close

Tuesday, August 8: 1pm - Close

Wednesday, August 9: 1pm - Close

Thursday, August 10: 1pm - Close

Friday, August 11: 1pm - Close

Saturday, August 12: 12pm - Close

*Hours subject to change


Adults (13 and up): $10
Children (6 - 12): $5
Children (5 and under): Free

*All Grandstand Entertainment is FREE with paid fair admission. Excluding August 5th & August 10th 2023 separate tickets must be purchased for these concerts. Advanced gate admission and concert tickets can be purchased online here.


Wednesday, August 9: Ag Appreciation Day
Free admission until 1pm
Courtesy of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
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