The 77th annual Sioux Empire Fair is August 5 - 14, 2016 at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Ten big days of fun for all ages.

All entertainment in the Grandstand is free with paid fair admission, even the PRCA Rodeo.  Check out the events in the Expo Building, Arts Center, Pipestone Discovery Barn, Old MacDonald's Farm, and Pioneer Lane.  The Expo Exhibit Hall will be open from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (10:00 AM-6:00PM on Sunday, August 14) featuring vendor shopping and more. Check out the entertainment on the Front Porch, in the Grandstand and at the Budweiser Beer Garden.

Purchase a Siouxper Pass for $65 plus tax. It includes fair admission, unlimited mechanical rides within the carnival, and grandstand entertainment all 10 days of the fair. The passes are on sale now at Hy-Vee through August 4, 2016.

Admission:

  • Adults 13 years and older $7
  • Children 6-12 years old $2
  • Children 5 and under: free
  • Free fair admission for veterans or military personnel with valid ID.

Parking is free.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Gates open at 5:00 PM with free admission. It's a special sneak peek night featuring carnival wristbands for $25. Groove Inc. Drumline will perform in front of the Grandstand at 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 12:00PM-Midnight. Ride all day with a carnival wristband for just $30. Grandstand entertainment is Charles Esten with special guest Clare Bowen at 8:00 PM.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 12:00PM-Midnight. Ride all day with a carnival wristband for just $30. Grandstand entertainment is Pop Rocks at 8:00 PM.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 1:00PM-Midnight. Free fair admission sponsored by Billion Automotive. $1 carnival rides (purchase tickets at Midway booth). Grandstand entertainment is the Beach Boys at 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 1:00PM-Midnight. It's Senior Citizen Appreciation Day. Free admission until 1:00 PM. Play Plink-O with Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in the Exhibit Hall for a chance to win prizes. It's half-price Tuesday. Ride all day with a carnival wristband for just $15. Grandstand entertainment is 3 Doors Down at 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 1:00PM-Midnight. Free admission until 1:00 PM. It's Agriculture Appreciation Day featuring a Salute to Farmers Lunch in the Grandstand from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Canaan Smith and Chase Bryant headline on the grandstand stage at 8:00 PM.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 1:00PM-Midnight. Free admission until 1:00 PM. The carnival special is Cantastic Thursday. Donate 3 non-perishable food items at a Midway ticket booth and receive $10 off a day wristband. Food will benefit Feeding South Dakota. Chris Janson with Locash and Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys headline the grandstand at 7:00 PM.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 1:00PM-Midnight. Free admission until 1:00 PM. Today is Ag Rules! Day sponsored by South Dakota Corn. Visit Corn Acres from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM near the Bridlewood Barn and see the Corn Adventure Trailer, play Ag Rules bingo and watch a show in the Ag Rules Theater. The carnival special is $30 for an all-day carnival ride wristband. Easton Corbin is in the grandstand at 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - Midnight. The midway is open from 1:00PM-Midnight. Today is Ag Rules! Day sponsored by South Dakota Corn. Visit Corn Acres from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM near the Bridlewood Barn and see the Corn Adventure Trailer, play Ag Rules bingo and watch a show in the Ag Rules Theater. The carnival special is $30 for an all-day carnival ride wristband.  The PRCA Rodeo is in the grandstand.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The fair is open from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The midway is open from 12:00PM - 6:00 PM. Today is Ag Rules! Day sponsored by South Dakota Corn. Visit Corn Acres from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM near the Bridlewood Barn and see the Corn Adventure Trailer, play Ag Rules bingo and watch a show in the Ag Rules Theater.

For an entire list of events and times, click here.


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