National Red Power show boasts over 18K attendees
July 18, 2014
The 2014 National Red Power Round Up was held at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron, S.D., on June 26-28. Attendance for the show was 18,626.
"We hosted an extremely successful national show," commented Jerome Hertel, South Dakota State Fair manager. "People came from all over the United States to attend and we were able to show people what South Dakota has to offer. Our goal was to hit between 15,000 and 20,000 for an attendance number. We were pleased with the number we saw."
Visitors from 45 states and seven countries attended with 904 exhibits displayed. The campground was home to 503 campers during the event. The 25th Annual National Red Power Round Up was a celebration for people from all around the world to gather to see the history of International Harvester and agriculture-related memorabilia.
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–S.D. Dept of Agriculture