SD State Fairgrounds hosting National Junior High Finals Rodeo; Competition starts Sunday

Stalls have been set up all over the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron as contestants arrive for the 15th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo that starts Sunday.

State Fair assistant manager Candi Briley says over 1000 kids are registered to compete in the week long event (June 23-29).


Having hosted the National Junior High Finals Rodeo last year too, Briley says preparation and setup went smoothly.


Briley says there’s also a free trade show in the Nordby Exhibit Hall.


Contestants compete for 14 world champion titles. Sunday’s performance is at 7pm. After that, there are performances at 9am and 7pm daily.

All events are held in the Grandstand. Tickets are available for purchase on the grounds and ahead of time online at

For more information about the 2019 National Junior High Finals Rodeo head to