The 80th Annual Sioux Empire Fair is Aug. 2 – 10 2019 at the W.H. Lyon Fair Grounds. Some of this years grandstand entertainment includes: Keith Urban, Leann Rimes, Hairball, and Jeff Foxworthy. You can see a complete list of entertainment at Here is some more Sioux Empire Fair info for ya.

Fair Admission:

  • Adults 13 & up = $10
  • Children 6 – 12 = $5
  • Children 5 & Under = Free
  • Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9 FREE fair admission until 1pm!
  • Monday, August 5th is half price admission and half price rides thanks to!
  • Tuesday, August 6th is Senior Citizen Appreciation Day!
  • Wednesday, August 7th is Agriculture Appreciation Day!

*All Grandstand Entertainment is FREE with paid fair admission.  Fair admission tickets are not sold in advance and can simply be purchased at the gate each day.

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Carnival Hours:

  • Friday, August 2: 5pm - Midnight
  • Saturday, August 3: 12pm - Midnight
  • Sunday, August 4: 12pm Midnight
  • Monday, August 5: 1pm - Midnight
  • Tuesday, August 6: 1pm - Midnight
  • Wednesday, August 7: 1pm - Midnight
  • Thursday, August 8: 1pm - Midnight
  • Friday, August 9: 1pm – Midnight

Carnival Day Wristband - Includes unlimited carnival rides for 1 person, 1 day.
Cost: $35, Available at Midway Ticket Kiosk. Credit Cards and Exact Cash Accepted.

Siouxper Pass - Includes fair admission, August 3-10 grandstand entertainment, and unlimited carnival rides for 1 person, all 9 days of the fair.
Cost: $70 plus tax. Available at all Sioux Falls Lewis and Brandon Lewis from July 5th until August 8th.

Carnival Deals:
Friday, August 2: $25 carnival day wristband

Monday, August 5: Appreciation Day! Half price admission and half price carnival rides** thanks to! **Half price does not include unlimited carnival day wristbands

Tuesday, August 6: $15 carnival day wristband

Thursday, August 8: Bring 3 non-perishable food items and receive $10 off the purchase of a carnival day wristband. Food donations will go to Faith Temple Food Giveaway.

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