Huron To Host National Junior High Finals Rodeo In 2018-19

The South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron will host the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in 2018 and 2019.

The National High School Rodeo Association chose Huron as the site for what the state Agriculture Department says is the second-largest rodeo in the world. More than 1,000 contestants from the U.S., Canada and Australia compete over seven days.

The department says one of the largest western trade shows in the nation is held in conjunction with the rodeo, along with other events including a shooting competition.

Officials estimate the event will have an economic impact of more than $9.2 million for the Huron area.

The rodeos in Huron are scheduled June 24-30, 2018, and June 23-29, 2019.

The rodeos this year and next year are being held in Lebanon, Tennessee.