Chris Young has cancelled the concert Kristi Noem had drafted him to hold at her big indoor superspreader event in Sioux Falls next month:
Young’s Twitter followers sound generally supportive…
…or at least that’s the impression I get from a brief scan of the replies at the top. I can take only so much pop-country, not to mention discussion of pop-country.
…but as one South Dakota observer notes, Sanford, Avera, and Monument Health, the three biggest health systems in the state, are still putting their good names (and some unknown portion of the big money they make curing what ails us) behind an event that advertises absolutely no coronavirus precautions on its website:
You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. See below for visitor information, parking & transportation logistics and exhibitor details. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.
showcase visitor information
Is there a cost for admission to the showcase?
Yes, tickets can be purchased at the gate the day of the event.
- Children (ages 3-16): $4.00 at Gate
- Adults (ages 17+): $5.00 at Gate
- Family Pass (Two adults and up to two children): $20.00
What are the showcase hours?
- Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
- Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Parking & transportation
Where can I park for the showcase?
The Sioux Falls Convention Center & Arena provides ample free parking around the arena. You can also view and download our detailed parking map.
Is there a cost for parking?
Parking is free in the lots surrounding the Sioux Falls Convention Center & Arena. Please note there are reserved parking spaces at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Please look for reserved parking signs to avoid parking in those spots.
SIOUX FALLS CONVENTION CENTER & ARENA INFORMATION
Are there wheelchairs available to rent at the show?
Wheelchairs are available for attendees by stopping by the Sioux Falls Convention Center & Arena office. Please bring a photo ID to the show if you would like to use a wheelchair.
Will there be food available?
Outside food or drink will not be allowed in the convention center. Concession stands will be open inside the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
Can I bring pets to the show?
No pets (excluding service animals) are allowed in the Sioux Falls Convention Center & Arena.
Is there an ATM on-site?
Yes, there is an ATM available on-site at the Sioux Falls Arena to obtain cash for any purchases made at cash-only exhibitors.
What types of exhibitors are welcome to the show?
Any exhibitor whose primary sale of goods and/or services specialize around family-friendly outdoor activities.
Where can I sign up to be a featured exhibitor?
Learn more about what it takes to be an exhibitor at Governor Noem’s Sportsmen’s Showcase and sign up here.
What exhibitors will be attending?
Governor Noem’s Sportsmen’s Showcase is a family-friendly trade show specializing in all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing, recreation, and more! We are thrilled to bring a variety of exhibitors to the Sioux Falls Convention Center & Arena and offer something for every outdoor enthusiast!
MORE QUESTIONS? CONTACT US.
[Sportsmen’s Showcase, FAQ, copied 2020.09.22]
The Governor’s organizers apparently anticipate some attendees will require wheelchairs and make sure their Frequently Asked Questions page addresses how they will accommodate attendees with such health needs, but they don’t mention any measures being take to prevent those attendees with vulnerable health from increased risk of coronavirus, like requiring masks, spacing out exhibitor booths for social distancing, providing plexiglass shields and hand sanitizer for every exhibitor table, or installing extra fans to enhance ventilation.
Chris Young doesn’t think it’s safe to come congregate indoors in Sioux Falls in October; why, Sanford, Avera, and Monument Health, do you?
If, big hospital CEOs, you just have to be there on October 24 to polish Kristi’s apples, the least you could do for the rest of us is set up free coronavirus testing stations outside in the parking lot.