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Oktoberfest in the Black Hills

By • Sep 26th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

Deadwood and Rapid City are two Black Hills communities that will be alive and kickin’ in German style the first weekend of October for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Oktoberfest descends on Deadwood Oct. 3-5, and brings with it plenty of entertainment. From the Oktober Polka Fest at Four Aces and a German food cookoff throughout […]



Fall’s Premier Weekend in the Black Hills

By • Sep 23rd, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

Boasting milder temps, breathtaking fall colors and fewer people – this time of year is arguably the best time to spend in the Black Hills! Here’s the 4-1-1 on two world-renowned events taking place this weekend – the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and the Crazy Horse Memorial Autumn Volksmarch. The 49th Annual Custer State […]



Buffalo Roundup, Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Fall Festivals – Your Guide to a Fall Expedition in the Black Hills

By • Sep 13th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

One weekend above all hosts a few signature fall events in the Black Hills like the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Crazy Horse Fall Volksmarch. It’s also the weekend typically closest to peak fall color saturation in Spearfish Canyon. It’s the last weekend in September and if you haven’t experienced fall in the Black Hills, it’s a great time to do so.



Six Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills

By • Aug 15th, 2014 • Category: Events

Summer’s finally finding its groove, but before we know it the Autumn season will be upon us. This fall, make plans to step outside of your box and enjoy yourself…the Black Hills are calling you! Many travelers are discovering the appeal to visit the Black Hills in the autumn months, appreciating the beautiful culmination of […]



2014 Kool Deadwood Nites | The Encore of Poodle Skirts & Fuzzy Dice

By • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: Events

Grab your poodle skirt, bring some quarters for the jukebox and come experience a glimpse into the days of fuzzy dice and big fins as Deadwood rolls back the hands of time and transforms into a 50s & 60s paradise! Kool Deadwood Nites is a weekend filled with fabulous classic cars and sensational Rock-n-Roll, scheduled […]



Ready, set, RALLY!

By • Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Events

The 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has officially started! From August 4 through the 10, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings together motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world who are excited to show off their custom rides. While the event started only yesterday, you would never guess it when arriving into the small town of […]



We’re Ready for Rally!

By • Jul 21st, 2014 • Category: Events

The Sturgis Motorcylcle Rally is of the largest and longest-running motorcycle events found anywhere. This world-famous biker party has everything! With huge nightly concerts with some of the biggest names in music, beautiful drives, an amazing gathering of custom bikes and riders to match, biker bars and venues like the Buffalo Chip and Full-Throttle Saloon […]



The Edgemont Melodrama Is One Of The Best Times You’ve Probably Never Heard About

By • Jul 12th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture, Events

Having recently heard about the Edgemont Melodramas and the promise of good time, I sought it out this past Thursday. What I found was a couple of firsts for me, 1. my first theater experience in a cattle-sale barn and 2. my first attendance of a melodrama. Honestly, either on its own might be a good time but like cold beer on a summer day, ice cream and root beer, fireworks and the Fourth of July, together they couldn’t seem more right (or more American).



U.S. Air Force Academy Band to Perform in the Black Hills

By • Jun 30th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many people in America. Towns and cities across the nation host Independence Day parades, families and friends get together to share a delicious summertime meal, kids (and adults who embrace their inner child) play in the pool and wave around sparklers, firework shows light up the […]



Fourth of July Events

By • Jun 27th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Events

Independence Day in the Black Hills means fireworks, parades, hot dogs, BBQ, picnics and other Fourth of July events that make this summer holiday one of our favorites! America’s birthday is right around the corner and the Black Hills are ready to celebrate the 4th of July weekend with a slew of family-friendly events, taking […]