Aubrey (left) and Jaylen Moore, White Lake, S.D., laugh as they splash each other with water while washing their lamb.
Ben Connor, Howard, S.D., is all smiles as he leads a heifer back from the show ring.
KIDS AND CHICKS
Amelia Reed, 4, Chicago, touches the newly hatched chicks on display at the Ag Experience exhibit.
Jessie Rumi, of Pixie Acres, Castlewood, S.D., who was exhibiting in the value-added agriculture tent, shows a bouquet she made from some of the flowers she grows on her flower farm.
Amber Hulse, Miss South Dakota, hugs Georgia Wachter, 5, a family friend.
“There’s No Time Like Fair Time” is the tagline on the T-shirt worn by Jason Donovan, Huron, a state fair volunteer working the security gate.
Jonathan Moe, 9, of Bruce, hustles to keep up with his pig in the crossbred barrow show.
Royce Bruns, Plankinton, hangs off a sign over one of his 4-H club’s sheep pens.
People gather around farm equipment displayed at the state fair.
A young boy looks small next to one of the big John Deere tractors on display.
John Spicer (left), Wessington, S.D.; Skeet Smith, Highmore, S.D.; and Mary Spicer and Vernetta LeGrand, also from Wessington, sit and visit while at the fair. They came to the fair to meet friends, watch grandchildren in the livestock shows and attend the rodeo.
BRIGHT AND BOLD
Colorful carnival game tents create a festive atmosphere on the Midway.
The South Dakota Democratic Party had a place for fairgoers to meet candidates and officials.
The Republicans Party building at the state fair is a gathering place for likeminded voters.
In the Trump Shop, a vendor sells hats, mugs and other items all pertaining to President Donald Trump.
Jolie Carrillo (left), Kaitlynn Harms, Haiden McCloud and Gary Bott, all of Huron, share a funnel cake.
The Hillbilly Scientists perform on the free stage with a participant from the audience.
Riders on the Yoyo twirl through the lights on the Midway as night fall on the first day of the 2019 state fair.