Plans are being made right now for Fair season in South Dakota, and the South Dakota State Fair made a big announcement regarding the 2024 State Fair on Tuesday.

They're adding a day to the line-up starting this year.

The 2024 South Dakota State Fair will now kick off on Wednesday, August 28th, and run through Monday, September 2nd.

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In previous years the South Dakota State Fair always started on the last Thursday in August. Beginning this year, Wednesday, August 28th will now be Channel Seeds opening day.

Dates aren't the only thing changing for the State Fair this year, so is the admission structure.

South Dakota State Fair Assistant Manager Candi Briley told Dakota News Now, “You know, our daily gated admission rate remains the same as last year. Throughout the summer, we will be running advanced ticket promotions like we did last year. What did change a little, was our weekly admission pass, where we did add Wednesday to that.”

If you buy your daily gate admission tickets on or before Tuesday, August 27th you'll receive a 20% discount. Other admission specials and incentives can be found here.

Dakota Events Complex
Dakota News Now (with permission)

According to Dakota News Now, 2024 marks the second year the new Dakota Events Complex, or The Dex as it's called will be in use. A big cattle show was the inaugural event held in the Dex last year. The State Fair plans to hold another cattle show in the Dex again this year, along with other events scheduled in the complex throughout the remainder of the year, like a Thomas Rhett concert planned for Thursday, June 13th.

Some of the Grandstand entertainment on tap for this year's South Dakota State Fair includes the Goo Goo Dolls on Friday night, August 30th. Country music artist, Riley Green on Saturday, August 31st, and legendary country superstar Trace Adkins on Sunday night, September 1st. Ticket information for all three of those shows can be found here.

Take a look at everything the 2024 South Dakota State Fair has to offer here.

Source: Dakota News Now/South Dakota State Fair

2024 Sioux Falls Area Concert Calendar [UPDATED]

2024 is looking to be another awesome year for live music in Sioux Falls.

We'll continue to see the Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center in Sioux Falls hosting big-name music acts.

There are also fantastic shows planned for Grandfalls Casino, The District, Icon, The Alliance, Bigs Bar, and more.

Here are the concerts that have been announced for 2024 in and around Sioux Falls.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

5 Words That'll Help You Sound Like a South Dakotan

Each and every state has its own way of saying certain words, and South Dakota is no different.

We South Dakotans have our own unique way of saying certain words which sometimes leaves outsiders scratching their heads.

Here's a list of five words, and how to use them, to help you blend in.

Gallery Credit: Andy Gott

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