Central States Fairgrounds

Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City

Perched on the eastern slopes of South Dakota’s Black Hills, Rapid City encompasses both prairie and mountain, a convergence of landscapes that many residents and visitors find extraordinarily beautiful. Fortunately, the city has taken its stewardship of its gorgeous park-like setting seriously.

That’s one of the reasons why city planners set aside 71 acres of prime land along the banks of Rapid Creek for the Central States Fairgrounds. This major events facility, just minutes from historic downtown and easily accessible from Highway 44 and Interstate 90, regularly accommodates sporting events ranging in size from small groups of 25 to major championships with thousands of spectators. As a favorite location for indoor motocross, equestrian events and trade show, Central States Fairgrounds is no stranger to major events.

Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, South Dakota


  • Motocross
  • Equestrian & Rodeo
Featured Amenities
  • 45 acres of overall space
  • Grandstand seats 6,000
  • Park facilities for 8,000+ vehicles
  • 225-unit campground
  • 60,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibit space
  • Eight-acre outdoor asphalt display area
  • Indoor arena and events center
  • Three outdoor arenas