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View livestock and support exhibitors!

Producers from around the region have selected their top-notch livestock to bring to this show and want YOU to come and see them! These producers raise a variety of livestock including cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Each day is a different species so you will get a new experience no matter which day you visit! The day of the show, producers clean and prep their livestock to look their best for the judge of their respective species. They are divided into classes by weight, age or breed and judged on their structural soundness, ability to move, and their overall appearance. The top individuals in each class get put into a final class where they are judged against each other to see who is the top overall in each species. Come out and pick your favorite species of livestock and root for those in each class that you think should have the chance of winning the top overall honors!

Where We Are

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Sioux Empire Livestock Show operates out of the Expo Building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. We’re easy to find for both people in town and coming in from the surrounding areas.

From I-29
To North Gate of the Fairgrounds:
Take Exit 80 (Madison Street) and head east. Continue about a half mile until you see the Sioux Empire Fair sign on the south side of the road. Keep in the right hand lane and turn into the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The Expo Building is the large building located toward the south end of the Fairgrounds.

To South Gate of the Fairgrounds:
Take Exit 79 (12 Street) and head east. Get into the left hand lane and after one block, take a left onto Lyon Blvd. Stay to the right and continue into the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The Expo Building is the large building located near this gate.

From Downtown Sioux Falls
Head west on 10th Street, which will become 12th Street. Proceed 1.2 miles, staying in the right lane. Take a right on Lyon Blvd. Stay to the right and continue into the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The Expo Building is the large building located near this gate.

Lodging and Dining

There are many other hotels in Sioux Falls that welcomes visitors and exhibitors as guests. To the right you’ll find a directory of Chamber member hotels and motels as well as a variety of dining options.

Schedule for 2022

Barn hours are 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. Click here for a printable schedule. Schedule subject to change.

WhenWhatWhere
Tuesday, January 25
Noon - 5 p.m.Purebred Cattle Shows Check-InSouth side of Expo Building
1 - 3 p.m.4H/FFA Invitational Calf Show Check-InGrand Falls Casino Ring
4:30 p.m.Welcome to Sioux Falls kickoff partyBackdrop area
5 p.m.4-H/FFA Invitational Calf ShowGrand Falls Casino Ring
Wednesday, January 26
8 -11 a.m.Purebred Cattle ShowsBig Country 92.5 KTWB Ring and Grand Falls Casino Ring
9 a.m.Trade Show OpensNorth side of Expo Building
1 - 5 p.m.Purebred Cattle SalesSale Ring
4 - 6 p.m.Market Swine Show Check-InMarket Ring
5 p.m.Trade Show ClosesNorth side of Expo Building
Thursday, January 27
8 a.m.Market Swine ShowMarket Ring
8 - 10 a.m.Market Beef Show Check-InGrand Falls Casino Ring
9 a.m.Trade Show OpensNorth side of Expo Building
1 - 3 p.m.Prospect Calf Show Check-In Behind backdrop area
3 p.m.Market Beef ShowBig Country 92.5 KTWB Ring
3 - 4 p.m.Market Lamb Show Check-InMarket Ring
5 p.m.Trade Show ClosesNorth side of Expo Building
5 p.m.Market Lamb ShowMarket Ring
7:30 p.m.Supreme Row JudgingBig Country 92.5 KTWB Ring
8 p.m.Supreme Row SocialSale Ring
Friday, January 28
7 - 8 a.m.Market Goat Show Check-InMarket Ring
8 a.m.Prospect Calf ShowGrand Falls Casino Ring
9 a.m.Market Goat ShowMarket Ring
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Breeding Heifer Show Check-InBehind backdrop area
5 p.m.SocialNorth side of Expo Building
6 p.m.Mayor’s Round-Up & Sale of Champions North side of Expo Building
Saturday, January 29
10 a.m.Breeding Heifer ShowBig Country 92.5 KTWB Ring
4 p.m.Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest Coaches MeetingNorth side of Expo Building
Sunday, January 30
7:30 a.m.Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest AnnouncementsExpo Building bleachers
8 a.m.Collegiate Livestock Judging ContestExpo Building
NoonCollegiate Livestock Judging Contest – Reasons – Awards & Official Reasons to FollowTBA
12 - 12:45 p.m.4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest Check-InNorth side of Expo Building
1 p.m.4-H/FFA Livestock Judging ContestExpo Building