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SOUTH DAKOTA
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

PENNINGTON COUNTY

Rapid City
Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo
Rodeo, cattle show, team roping, American quarterhorse show,
and more
.
www. blackhillsstockshow.com

PENNINGTON COUNTY
Rapid City
Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo
rodeo, entertainment and family activities
Since 1958

(605) 355-3800


FEBRUARY

CODINGTON COUNTY

Watertown
Watertown Winter Farm Show
Cultural and historical attractions.
(605) 886 - 5814


MARCH

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Deadwood
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration
1 (800) 999-1876


APRIL

DAY COUNTY

Webster
Spring Fling
Treasure hunt, rummage sale, including
guess-the-weight-of-the-pig contest-and-win-it. 
A fun day for the family.

(888) 571-7582


MAY

JONES COUNTY

Murdo
Annual Murdo in May
A car show and auction of classic and antique cars at
South Dakota Auto Museum.
Since 1992

(605) 344 - 2259

JUNE

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Deadwood
Wild Bill Hickok Days
Dock Dogs competition,
public hangings,
Wild West re-enactors, plus, plus.
An outing with  activities for everyone.

(605) 578-1876

PENNINGTON COUNTY

Rapid City
West Boulevard Summer Festival
Ride in horse drawn carriages,
tour the historic West Boulevard with a guide
and so much more.
Since 1980

(605) 343-1744

ROBERT COUNTY

Sisseton
Fort Sisseton State Park
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
Cavalry, artillery and infantry demonstrations.
Period fashion shows.
Grand march and costume ball
.
(605) 448-5474

ROBERT COUNTY

Lake City
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
See cavalry troops and infantry converge on the fort’s grounds to
form a military encampment complete with soldiers, women and children and all the necessary equipment. 
This is an exciting event with re-enactors from eight states.

(605) 448-6374

JULY

FAULK COUNTY

Deadwood
Days of ‘76’
Rodeo, bands historic floats in the historic parade, and over 600 professional cowboys enter the competitions.

1 (800) 999-1876

CLARK COUNTY

Clark
Annual Clark Potato Day
Car show, tractor parade, arts and crafts booth, mashed potato wrestling, potato food contest, potato decorating, sculpting and other unique and not so unique events
.
(605) 532-3769

FAULK COUNTY

Faulkton
Faulkton Rodeo and Wild West Days
Rodeo, parade, historical tours, scavenger hunt
and so much more.
A fun family outing.

(605) 598-6515

KINGSBURY COUNTY

DeSmet
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant
Pageant taken from the stories from
“Little House on the Prairie”
written here at her homestead.
Since 1974

(800) 776-3594



PENNINGTON COUNTY

Rapid City
Black Hills Heritage Festival
Entertainment, booths, concessions and fireworks.
Since 1985

(605) 209-4339



AUGUST

LAKE COUNTY

MADISON
Steam Threshing Jamboree
So much to see and do on this recreated Main Street circa 1900.

(800) 693 - 3644



SEPTEMBER

CUSTER COUNTY

Custer State Park
Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
“Wild West” Cowboys and park staff on horseback
roundup the 1500 strong head of buffalo. 
The pounding of their hooves makes the ground tremble.
The rangers pick the hill for viewing and you get a real taste of life  as a cowboy on the range. You can watch the buffalo being branded and the young getting their vaccinations.

(605) 255-4515


YANKTON COUNTY

Yankton
Annual South Dakota Old-Time Fiddle Contest and Jamboree
A delightful family outing.

(605) 359-9357

PENNINGTON COUNTY

Hill City
Ride the 1880 Train into the Black Hills
"Wine Express into the West"
Enjoy a tasty meal served with Prairie Berry wines while traveling for two hours and fifteen minutes through the scenic Black Hills on a vintage steam train just like those who helped settle the West.
Since 1957

(605) 574-2222


OCTOBER

CAMPBELL COUNTY

Herreid
Herreid Pumpkin Festival
Pumpkin carving or painting contest, great pumpkin contest, car show, best pumpkin pie contest and evening entertainment.

(605) 437-2925

FALL RIVER COUNTY

Edgemont
HarvestFest
Wagon and team obstacle course competition,
 threshing demonstration
Poker Run with wagons and horses,
pie baking contest,
chili cook-off and more.

(605) 662-5900


NOVEMBER

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Spearfish
Festival in the Snow
Fine quality artists and crafters
entertainment and activities for the children
 A large train display will bring back memories of Christmas past.
(605) 642-7973


DECEMBER

MARSHALL COUNTY

Lake City
Fort Sisseton Frontier Christmas Festival
Enjoy sleigh and wagon rides, 1880’s crafts,
singing, re-enactors at this 1864 frontier outpost. 
The fort was formerly known as Fort Wadsworth.
National Historic Landmark.

(605) 448-6374

 

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