Taste the Fall Flavors of Belle Fourche

By | Oct 6th, 2016 | Category: Events
Taste the Fall Flavors of Belle Fourche

This time of year, Spearfish Canyon tends to take center stage with its jubilant display of color changes, picturesque waterfalls, and limestone cliffs. But there’s another Black Hills community that’s ready to celebrate the change of seasons. The city of Belle Fourche has outlined an entire calendar full of “Fall Flavors” events to help welcome in the harvest season.

Belle Fourche Reservoir, photo by Jon Larsen.

Belle Fourche Reservoir, photo by Jon Larsen.

Highlighting their full schedule of events, this coming Saturday they are hosting their 1st annual Fall Flavors Festival, including a Beef ‘n Beer Run 5K, beer garden, business and vendor booths, bouncy castle, kids activities, and more, all taking place at Herrmann Park. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with the 5K run/walk event—you can register on the day of the event. At 11 a.m., you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a $5 tasting ticket to the Steak Tips Cook-Off. The fun-filled day rounds out at 3 p.m.

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Center of the Nation Monument, photo by Jon Larsen.

Tri-State Museum & Visitor Center, photo by Jon Larsen.

Tri-State Museum & Visitor Center, photo by Jon Larsen.

If you haven’t visited Belle Fourche in awhile, don’t forget to include a stop at the Geographic Center of the Nation Monument, as well as the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center. The fall/winter schedule for the Museum is now Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Redwater River, just south of Belle Fourche. Photo by Jon Larsen.

Redwater River, just south of Belle Fourche. Photo by Jon Larsen.

Outside of the rich history of the area, it’s an adventure in itself just to explore the natural surroundings of Belle Fourche. The Belle Fourche Reservoir, located 8 miles east of Belle Fourche on Owl Creek, is picture-perfect in any season. The Rocky Point Recreation Area is located on the reservoir and is open year-round.

Belle Fourche Reservoir, photo by Jon Larsen.

Belle Fourche Reservoir, photo by Jon Larsen.

Monument Rock on Hat Ranch, just south of town. Two days a year the morning sun shines through a hole in the rock. Photo by Jon Larsen.

Monument Rock on Hat Ranch, just south of town. Two days a year the morning sun shines through a hole in the rock. Photo by Jon Larsen.

Come and celebrate fall and harvest time in Belle Fourche, SD with opportunities to enjoy and sample incredible food, delightful venues, entertaining events and one-of-a-kind experiences!

Old train trestle on the northeast side of town, photo by Jon Larsen.

Old train trestle on the northeast side of town, photo by Jon Larsen.

We’re very fortunate to feature the incredible photography skills of local artist, Jon Larsen, throughout this post. You can find more of his breathtaking work by clicking here.

About the Author

is a South Dakota native, with family roots in Beresford. She attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, a year of which she spent studying in Norway and traveling extensively through Scandinavia and most of Europe. She acquired her degree in Sociology and International Studies, as well as a stronger appreciation of her Nordic heritage. Despite her love of travel, she and her husband have thoroughly enjoyed making Rapid City their home. She satisfies her wanderlust by soaking up all the beautiful scenery and historic treasures the Hills have to offer. (Though you'll still catch her stashing loose change in a jar labeled "next trip to Europe.") She is the Communications Director for Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association.

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