August 6, 2009 to August 9, 2009
Sully County Fair
The annual event features 4-H and open class exhibits, two PRCA rodeos, kiddie pedal-tractor pull, youth talent context, mutton bustin', chili cook-off, tractor pull, and more.
Adults: $10 (for rodeo)
Children: $5 (for rodeo)
605-258-2721 - Jeanne McComseySully County Fair
Onida, South Dakota was founded in 1883 by settlers from New York State and was named for Oneida, New York. Onida is also the county seat of Sully County. Old Fort Sully, a Missouri River military post, is located in close proximity to Onida. Fort Sully was the center of activity in the newly settled region but was abandoned in the 1890s. The Lewis and Clark Trail actually follows the Missouri River and Onida is 25 miles east of the river but still has activities celebrating the Expedition.
Today, Onida, South Dakota is primarily a small agricultural town that provides services to the many sunflower growers in the area. You cant help but notice the miles upon miles of beautiful yellow faces that surround Onida.
Onida, South Dakota is also known for its great fishing and pheasant hunting. There are numerous lodges and motels in the area to accommodate the hunters and fishermen that come into Onida almost year round.
Picture your next travel stop in Onida, South Dakota!