Before the fair officially opened to the public on Wednesday, kids from Black Hills Children's Home got exclusive access.
The 52 kids from the home got to participate in all the activities and ride all the rides they want. Some of the kids had never been to the fair before. Organizers say this means a lot to the kids and it was something they probably wouldn't be able to experience otherwise.
"These are memories for these kids that will live with them forever. We are just so thankful for the community and how they embrace these kids," said Ella Shafer, Development Officer for Children's Home Society.
This is the second year the Black Hills Stock Show, Carnival Americana, and the Central States Fairgrounds have teamed up to have this special day for these children. Fair General Manager, Ron Jeffries, said he is glad they are able to host this.
"These kids are in small groups with a supervisor and they are able to take them on all the rides and they get to play the games and get a chance to win a stuffed animal and every kid goes home a winner," said Jeffries.
The fair was open from 9am to 12pm on Wednesday, just for the kids.