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SD State Fair attendance down this year due to heat

South Dakota State Fair (file)
South Dakota Dept. of Tourism
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South Dakota Dept. of Tourism
South Dakota State Fair (file)

The 2023 South Dakota State Fair attracted more than 178,000 guests this year.

That's down from last year when 192,000 guests attended, a total that approached pre-pandemic levels.

The fair had to contend with record-breaking heat this year.

According to the state, this year’s fair generated over $217,000 in tax revenue.

Next year's fair runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.