Kids Fair 2016

Youth & Family Services’ Kids Fair celebrates children and their families. This signature YFS event draws more than 11,000 people each spring to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. If you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you don’t want to miss the next time Kids Fair rolls through town!

Kids Fair will once again be held in the Rushmore Hall, Barnett Arena, and north concourse area of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Hours of operation for the 2016 event are:

  • Friday, April 22: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 23: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 24: Noon – 4 p.m.


What’s it going to cost me?

Children under the age of six months get in free and admission for all others is just $5 per person, per day.

Twenty one years of fun!

The organizers, donors, and volunteers responsible for bringing Kids Fair back for its 21st year promise some new attractions mixed with some old favorites such as hands-on activities, inflatables, mini-train rides, and live entertainment when the three-day event kicks off April 22.

Why should I get involved?

You and your business can help ensure that YFS continues to meet the needs of children and their families throughout western South Dakota. Consider sponsoring a booth; the return is priceless. All funds raised by Kids Fair benefit YFS programs, and you get three days to showcase your business, product, or service to a vast audience of parents, grandparents, and children. Individuals or businesses might also consider sponsoring a booth for a nonprofit exhibitor.

What if I can’t sponsor a booth? How else can I help?

Volunteer at Kids Fair! The success of Kids Fair depends not only on the financial generosity of our sponsors, but also on the willingness of community members to give of their time. Our volunteers collectively gave 4,840 hours of their time last year. We need them and you again this year! Volunteers assist with attractions, activities and booths and ensure a warm and inviting experience for every visitor..