Those who attend the South Dakota State Fair will be able to eat wheat doughnuts, watch a champion whip cracker and observe people stuff themselves silly with hot dogs.
They'll also find out what a Deach Koch is.
Wheat doughnuts will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the Horticulture Building. They are the creation of the South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota State University.
Whip cracker and entertainer Chris Camp performs daily at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the MIP Building.
Shorty's Hot Dog Eating Contest starts at 1 p.m. Saturday across from the O.C. Beef Complex.
Deach Koch, meanwhile, is a musician performing at the Midway Roadhouse. He'll play Sunday and Monday at noon and 2:30 p.m.
The South Dakota State Fair runs through Monday in Huron.
Daily gate admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youths 6 to 15. A daily family pass is $15.
There is free gate admission after 8 p.m. each day. On Monday, gate admission will be free after 3 p.m.
All of the entertainment listed below is free.
In the Beer Garden, Dustin Evans and the Good Times Band perform today and Friday, the Blackwater Band will hit the stage Saturday and the Johnny Holm Band performs Sunday. The music starts about 10 p.m.
The Dakotaland Stage will feature the Bumblebee Polka Show at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. today and at 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. Also on the Dakotaland Stage will be ventriloquist David Malmberg at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and a showcase of Latin dancing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
On the AARP Centennial Stage, Sherwin and Pam Linton and the Cotton Kings perform daily at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Their special guests perform between shows. A classic car show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Great Pretenders will entertain daily in the De Smet Farm Mutual Insurance Company of South Dakota Tent. Shows are at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will be no 10 a.m. show Sunday.
The NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage is a busy place. At 11 a.m. today, it will host a salute to veterans. Mogen's Heroes, featuring Doug Lund and Jim Woster, will perform at 3 and 6 p.m. today. The Thank a Farmer Ag Magic Show is presented twice daily. A farm bill forum takes place at noon Saturday. The Capture and Trial of Jack McCall will be presented at 12:15 p.m. Sunday and at 1 p.m. Monday. Audri Vargas, who made the top 50 of American Idol, performs at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Other performers will be Ziv at 3 and 6 p.m. today, Theresa Edgar at 1:15 p.m. today and at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Love and Theft at 4 p.m. Saturday and Divas Through the Decades at 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Also on the Freedom Stage, the Dacotah Star preliminary competition runs Friday through Sunday, with the finals at 5 p.m. Monday.
From 5 to 7 p.m. today through Saturday, the Midway Roadhouse will be the scene of the South Dakota State Fair Great Western Bank Karaoke Rendezvous. That event is hosted by Rem Dog Entertainment of Aberdeen.
Also at the Midway Roadhouse, magician Nick Sharp will perform at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. today and Friday. The Wildflowers will sing at 1:30 p.m. today and Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Dirty Hurlers, an Irish pub band from Fargo, N.D., plays Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday's schedule features Plains Folk at 11:30 a.m. and the Randy Burghardt Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. Performing from 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday will be Elisabeth Hunstad.
Holly Hoffman of Eureka is signing autographs today before the rodeo. The former Survivor contestant and her husband, Charlie, will put their cooking skills to the test Saturday at the South Dakota Cattlewomen's State Fair Beef Basket Challenge, which runs from 3 to 4 p.m.
Other special events include Jack's Campers Chili Challenge at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Timed Event Championship Rodeo at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and the Miss South Dakota State Fair Pageant at 2 p.m. Monday. The reigning Miss State Fair is Cristin Turner of Bowdle.
State Fair grandstand entertainment
Today: Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youths.
Friday: Don Williams and Sammy Kershaw, 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for standing and $30 reserved.
Saturday: Ronnie Dunn and 32 Below, 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 for standing and $40 for reserved.
Sunday: Cheap Trick, Little River Band and Kory and the Fireflies, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for standing and $35 for reserved.
Monday: Stock car races, 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youths.
For information: Visit http://www.sdstatefair.com or call 1-800-529-0900.