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State Fair Advanced Daily Gate Admission Available Online
South Dakota Ag Connection - 08/13/2019

The South Dakota State Fair announced that fairgoers can now buy advanced daily gate admission for the 2019 State Fair online at

The State Fair is transitioning to an electronic system at the gates for admission and parking to help increase efficiency. It is the same system that is utilized for grandstand ticket sales, Etix.

Admission and parking passes will have bar codes on them that will be scanned at the gates. Fairgoers coming to the fair that have an admission pass that has a barcode can go directly to the scanner. People leaving the fair and wishing to return will need to receive a handstamp upon exiting. Parking passes will be scanned upon entry and exit from the fairgrounds. Passes are only valid for the area and terms listed on the pass.

"The goals for this transition are to increase efficiency for gate admissions and to eliminate any abuse or misuse of parking and admission credentials," commented Peggy Besch, State Fair manager, on the change.

The State Fair will run from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Aug. 28. This year's theme is "There's No Time Like Fair Time."

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