It’s “a love affair” at the 74th annual Sioux Empire Fair! I’m excited to say that Sioux Falls’ annual family tradition is back in town, though it is disheartening to also realize the fair is a pretty big sign that summer is winding down. Wah! Corndogs, funnel cakes and fried Snickers will help.
Here’s a complete list of grandstand entertainment that you can catch at the Sioux Empire Fair, and all concerts are free with gate admission, which is $7.
- Godsmack with Hellyeah and Newsted, 8 p.m. Saturday
- Hairball, 8 p.m. Sunday
- Kory and the Fireflies with Remedy Drive, Royal Tailor and a special guest from Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5
- Charlie Daniels Band, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6
- Kip Moore, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7
- Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8
- Hunter Hayes, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9
- Pro Rodeo, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11
Here’s a complete list of Front Porch peformances, which are also free, according to day:
- Saturday: Six Appeal at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.; Double Vision magic show at 1 and 5 p.m.; Michael Pope at 2 p.m.; and We Live in Sod Houses at 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Evan Jones at noon and 1 p.m., Double Vision at 2 p.m., Brian Masek at 3 p.m., Six Appeal at 4 and 6 p.m. and Wolfram at 5 p.m.
- Monday, Aug. 5: Evergreen Grass Band at noon, Double Vision at 1 and 6 p.m., Six Appeal at 2 and 4 p.m., Rachelle Hope at 3 p.m. and F.O.G. at 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 6: Sherwin Linton at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Emily Jelen at noon, Billy Lurken at 2 p.m., Six Appeal at 3 and 5 p.m., Double Vision at 4 p.m. and New Sound Undergroun at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 7: Sherwin Linton at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., High Wine at 11 a.m., Kallie North at 1 p.m., Steve Azar at 2 p.m., Six Appeal at 4 p.m. and Ted Miller at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 8: Double Vision at noon and 4 p.m., Chris Champion at 1 and 2 p.m., Sherwin Linton at 3 and 5 p.m., Double Vision at 4 p.m. and Hector Anchondo at 6 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 9: Tom Watson at noon, Double Vision at 1 and 4p.m., Sherwin Linton and 2 and 5 p.m., Geoff Gunderson at 3 p.m. and Janice Gilbert at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 10: Kyle Knutson at noon, Grand Valley Boys and Sue Jenkins at 1 p.m., Sherwin Linton at 2 and 5 p.m., Mat D at 3 p.m., Double Vision at 4 p.m. and ORYX at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 11: Hallelujah Hooligans at 10 a.m., Youth Talent Contest from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Double Vision at 3 p.m. and Grand Valley Boys and Sue Jenkins at 4 and 5 p.m.
For more family entertainment, The Olate Dogs, who were last season’s winners of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform at 2, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3-10 and 12:30, 2 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11; The Survivor Family Game Show will take place at 1 and 5 p.m. Aug. 3-11 and 3 p.m. Aug. 11; The Bob Bohm Variety Magic Show will begin at 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 3-10 and 1 and 5 p.m. Aug. 11; The Barnyard Review will be held Aug. 6-10; The Child Safety Activity Center is open noon to 8 p.m. daily; and Pioneer Lane will be open noon to 6 p.m. daily.
Midway hours are noon to midnight. Be safe, have fun and enjoy the shows!