Scott Wick, Sioux Empire Fair Manager, says the fair is about to begin!

"We have a sneak a peek on Friday starting at 5 p.m.  It's a free gate.  The midway will be up and running. All the rides will be going.  The food vendors will be operating. We invite everybody out tonight."

Scott Wick says for all concerts, except the Godsmack Show, you just pay $7 for gate admission for the fair, and you can watch the concerts, and the rodeo from the grandstand at no extra charge.

The fair runs through August 11th.