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Hot Days Expected During State Fair

August 30, 2012, 5:15 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Hot Days Expected During State Fair
HURON, SD -

People attending the South Dakota State Fair in Huron could be battling a few hot days.

Thursday morning had the fair off to a cool start. But forecasted temperatures in the 90s during the event are expected to change that. Still fair officials are optimistic they'll see big crowds.

For some, not even triple-digit temperatures would keep them away from the fair.

"You know these grandchildren kind of draw you. We love to go and see and do what they do," Carylin Larson said.

Larson's grandkids show sheep there. Annie Thury wouldn't miss the fair either.

"My son's in 4-H and he's showing pigs," Thury said.

And that had some members of the family on the fairgrounds Wednesday working with livestock when temperatures were very hot. The Thurys appreciated Thursday’s cooler temperatures, but knew the relief could be short lived.

But fair administration is optimistic people who don't have a specific connection to the fair like the Larsons and Thurys will make their way out too.

"I think once fair season is in people's blood, they're excited to come out to the fair rain or shine, hot or cold, whatever the weather's going to throw at us," marketing and events coordinator Candi Hettinger said.

The fair has different promotions in place such as reduced admission Monday morning for bringing a food item to donate at the gate. And it's been using social media and advertising to draw fairgoers.

"Do a lot of grassroots marketing by getting our event guides out there and getting them in people's hands several weeks before the fair," Hettinger said.

The fair has medical personnel ready to respond if needed whether you decide to make a last minute stop or are a grandparent who wouldn't miss it for anything.

"And we got air conditioning in our motor home, so that's a good thing too," Larson said.

The fair has medical personnel on site roaming the grounds 24 hours a day during the event. It also has a first aid station set up near the grandstand.

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