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Construction Begins on Nordby Exhibit Hall!

Construction has commenced on the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth, and Community on the southwest corner of the State Fairgrounds in Huron. Dirt is being turned as the first phases of construction take place.


“With the project just beginning, the contractor has initiated excavation under the building area. They are starting to prepare the earthwork for footings and foundations. In addition, the contractor is making preparations to pour interior concrete footings soon. The many materials necessary for the project are being ordered as well during this phase. As time progresses, additional people will be seen working on the site,” said Steve Jastram, Architect with Architecture, Incorporated of Sioux Falls.  

“The movement is a welcomed sight on the fairgrounds. We look forward to seeing the building take shape within the coming months, said Peggy Besch, State Fair Manager. 

Tellinghuisen, Inc. of Willow Lake, S.D. has been contracted to complete the building project. Construction on the building is expected to be completed early in the summer of 2016.  

Over the past several months, the South Dakota State Fair Foundation has been carrying out a capital campaign for the exhibit hall, which will be a statewide home for South Dakota 4-H; something not currently available for 4-H members. The building will be located on the site that once featured Clover Hall.   

The 48,000 square-foot Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth, and Community will feature more than 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, multiple classrooms, a performance stage, and a large kitchen for 4-H Special Foods competitions. Multiple 4-H activities and community and regional events will take place in this building year-round.    

To date, the South Dakota State Fair Foundation has raised more than $4 million of its $4.7 million goal. Those interested in supporting the Capital Campaign are invited to contact the State Fair Foundation at 605-553-4251 or visit                                

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