Something for everyone at State Fair

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By Gov. Dennis Daugaard

Before the season turns and the kids are fully immersed hin school activities, there’s one more summer event you will want to experience. South Dakota’s great get-together, the State Fair, runs from Thursday, Aug. 3, to Monday, Sept. 4 in Huron. This year marks the 132nd State Fair, and it’s an event you don’t want to miss.

For the last 10 years, the State Fair has charted a consistent trend of success, with year-over-year increases in virtually all areas. Since 2007, attendance has increased an incredible 40 percent, from 151,000 to more than 210,000, and with good weather, we may set another alltime record in 2017.


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