Central States Fairgrounds

The Central States Fair, Inc is a non-profit, member-driven organization which manages the Pennington Country Fairgrounds and produces Central States Fair and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo ®. The Central States Fair held annually mid-August allows Rapid City residents and surrounding communities to partake in fair activities including; the carnival, free stage entertainment, along with exhibiting crafts and culinary in the open class competitions, cattle shows, and multiple horse events. The Central States Fair also offers nine nights of grandstand entertainment from concerts to the Range Days Rodeo.

800 San Francisco St, Rapid City, SD 57701

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Event Facilities




Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM



Upcoming Events

4Gmx Indoor Winter Motocross

The 4Gmx Indoor Winter Motocross is held at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, South Dakota. Motocross...

3/14 6:30pm

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Central States Fairgrounds

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