Central States Fairgrounds

Central States Fairgrounds

Central States Fairgrounds
800 San Francisco St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
TELEPHONE: (605) 355-3861

In the heart of Rapid City, you'll find the forty-five acre Central States Fairgrounds, which can accommodate groups ranging from 25 to 6,000 or more. A flowing creek along the facility, complimented by a beautifully landscaped greenway & bike path compliment the grounds with a beautiful view.


  • 224-unit campground with water and electric

  • Over 14,000 sq. ft. indoor exhibit space

  • 4,500 seat grandstand

  • 8-acre asphalt display area

  • Food service locations on grounds

  • Parking for 8,000 vehicles

  • Rentals of bleachers, bobcat, forklift, tractor with accessories, chairs, tables and sound systems

  • Stall rental for 360 permanent enclosed stalls and 150 portable stalls

  • Year-round staff



Bridger Steel Pavillion 80'x80' 6,400 350
Creative Arts Building 50'x100' 4,326 350
Event Center 280'x400' 118,000 5,000+
Event Center Arena 150'x325'
75'x200' (Trade Show Size)
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Fine Arts Building 75'x75' 5,625 400
Lion's Building 50'x50' 2,500 200
Pigeon Building 68'x68' 4,362 350
Soule Building 120'x100' 12,000 500
Grandstands -- -- 4,500
Bray Outdoor Arena 150'x300' -- --
Rounds Outdoor Arena 150'x300' -- --



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Event Center Arena Event Center Arena Event Center
Lobby of the Radisson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota Meeting Room in the Radisson Hotel in Rapid City, SD
Stampede Saloon Fine Arts Building


Nomination for Best Midwest City for Meetings

"I have planned a number of conventions/conferences in Rapid City and I found the CVB, hotel representatives and bus company employees to be very friendly, positive and helpful..."

Randy McCourt
Institute of Transportation Engineers Joint District Annual Meeting

"The folks at Visit Rapid City are outstanding to work with – responsive, helpful and able to go further than any group we have worked with in the past to help make our event successful."