August 18-27 70th Annual Central States Fair

800 San Francisco St., Rapid City. Times vary. Join the annual non-profit event that includes a carnival, free stage entertainment, crafts and culinary open class competitions, cattle shows, motorsports, and multiple horse events. There are also nine nights of grandstand entertainment (including LOCASH, Trace Adkins, Dan + Shay, and Drake White and the Big Fire). More info: