Central States Fair

Photos From The Central States Fair

Sep 3, 2015
Chynna Lockett

Fairs Around the South Dakota ended the Summer  of 2015 with carnival rides and rodeos. 

Click the slideshow to see images from the 70 Central States Fair in Rapid City. 

9 Year Old Magician Performs Her Show

Sep 3, 2015
Chynna Lockett

  The Central States Fair features a wide variety of entertainment from Rodeos to live musicians. One of the youngest acts was a magic performance named The Magic of Reading.

Nine year-old Annelise Deyo is a magician. Her assistant is her 8 year old brother Benjamin Deyo. But the two use different names for the performance.

“I am Annelise the magnificent, here’s master Benjamin,” the magician introduced.
“Hi master Benjamin,” I said.
“Hi,” he replied.

The team took their show to the stage at the Central States Fair.

Chynna Lockett

South Dakota is a state that’s known for rodeos. The annual Range Days Rodeo at the Central States Fair had competitions for riders young to old.

Children between the ages of 3 to 6 joined in the State Championship Mutton Bustin’ competition in which they rode a sheep-bareback-for as long as they could. The finalists performed in front of the crowd at Range Days.  

Central States Fair Opens For Business

Aug 17, 2015
Chynna Lockett

  This Central States Fair is in full swing this week in Rapid City. This year marks the fair's 70th anniversary with the theme 70 years of Food on a Stick.

The opening of the Central States Fair was marked by a ribbon cutting on Friday. Ron Jefferies is the General Manager. He says there’s a variety of food offered. Jefferies adds the fair features activities for all ages that showcases the fair's history.