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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.