The Central States Fair is happening in a month, with changes to address the event happening during a global pandemic.
Central States Fair will be Aug. 21-30 in Rapid City, and there are a few new things added this year, such as Cars and Carnival, a car show, and Octane Addictions, a freestyle motorcycle jump event featuring world champions.
There are also some adjustments made due to the current situation.
For grandstand entertainment, the number of tickets to each event is limited to ensure there will be enough space among people. The concerts will be held for two days instead of three. Overall, most things will be going on as usual.
“Tickets have been on sale since July 15 and we will roll until the fair,” Amanda Kammerer, the marketing and livestock coordinator for Black Hills Stock Show said. “And yeah, I would say buy early if you want to come because there is a limited amount available.”
As to any health concerns, Kammerer says the Central States Fair would ask people to use personal responsibility and take precautions.
“And if you feel comfortable coming out, then great; if you don’t, please sit this one out this year,” Kammerer said.