Weekend at the 2023 South Dakota State Fair

Posted 9/3/23

Photos from the weekend at the 2023 fair

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Weekend at the 2023 South Dakota State Fair


Country music singer Carly Pearce performed to a huge S.D. State Fair grandstand crowd Saturday night, headlining a night of country music that included Drew Green and other acts. Hundreds of cell phones cast an array of lights throughout the grandstand Saturday night, during the Carly Pearce show.

A heat in the hotly contested Diaper Derby takes the green flag on the Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage.

A Buff Orpington chicken, entered in the Open Class competition at the S.D. State Fair, owned by Beau Schacherer of Milbank.

F&R Greek Cuisine brings a taste of the Mediteranean to the S.D. State Fair, offering beef and lamb gyros, chicken delight, pork, Athens beef, all served on pita bread, as well as Greek salad and vegetarian served on pita or plate.

A child plus an ice cream cone equals a milk mustache.

This brightly-colored mural is coming into view during this year’s state fair.

A new crop of potential NASCAR drivers climbs into their race cars

The mother-daughter  combination Callee Bauman Wachter and Georgia Wachter score sewing sweepstakes wins.

A floral arrangment entered by Bouquets and Brushtrokes of Burke.

Pam Winegar’s blue-ribbon winning cabbage.

Kim MacDonald of Willow Grove Farm demonstrates making pasta from scratch.

A group of young riders enjoy the view from a carnival ride.