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Central States Fair & Rodeo

The Central States Fair, Inc is a non-profit, member-driven organization which manages the Pennington Country Fairgrounds and produces Central States Fair and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo ®. The Central States Fair held annually mid-August allows Rapid City residents and surrounding communities to partake in fair activities including; the carnival, free stage entertainment, along with exhibiting crafts and culinary in the open class competitions, cattle shows, and multiple horse events. The Central States Fair also offers nine nights of grandstand entertainment from concerts to the Range Days Rodeo.

COVID-19 Update

Central States Fair & Rodeo is taking the following measures to ensure guest and staff safety:

  • No Restrictions
  • By attending the Central States Fairgrounds you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19