Rhoden on hand to open the DEX on State Fairgrounds in Huron

September 1, 2023

Mike Tanner

HURON–On Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources opened the Dakota Events CompleX at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.

Rhoden calls it a “state-of-the-art facility that will position us to better compete for national rodeo and equestrian events. It will provide the city of Huron and the entire state of South Dakota with new opportunities.”

Almost three years ago, in the early hours of October 31st, 2020, a fire destroyed the State Fair Open Class Beef Complex.

The new Dakota Events Complex is a 150,000 square-foot open concept facility. It is capable of housing up to 2,000 head of cattle and allows for indoor regional and national rodeos, equestrian events, and livestock exhibitions.