HURON, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota State Fair on Saturday holds a grocery-bagging competition sponsored by the South Dakota Retailers Association.
The defending champ is Natasha Artz, of Fair City Foods in Huron. She’s one of 10 who plan to compete on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage at 11:30 a.m. CT.
The others include:
Josh Siefert, Coborns, Huron
Henry Jones, 57th Street Hy-Vee, Sioux Falls
Elijah Schipper, Fareway, Harrisburg
Brian Kalenda, Buche Foods, Gregory
Mary Peters, Buche Foods, Wagner
Daniel Bear Shield, Buche Foods, Mission
Roland W Pickner Sr., Buche Foods, Oacoma
Nicolaus Nelson, Cahoys General Store, Bonesteel
Taylor Braun, Springs Food Market, Wessington Springs
The contestants will bag identical grocery orders and be judged on speed, bag building technique, uniform bag weight, and personal attitude and appearance, according to the South Dakota Retailers.
Top three placers get cash prizes in the event, sponsored by Associated Wholesale Grocers and NW French & Associates. The South Dakota winner qualifies for an expenses-paid trip to compete at the National Grocers Association’s national competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a chance at $10,000.