Black Hills Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 SD Events

Black Hills PowWow - N Rapid City, ND - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
One of the premier American Indian cultural events, this event brings together hundreds of singers, dancers, artisans, and several thousand spectators from across the US and Canada. In addition to the powwow (music and dancing), you can take in a fire arts show, He Sapa Win pageant, youth wellness event, and tournaments.

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival - Rapid City, SD - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth St. and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, chef competition, the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, wagon rides, vendors and more. Free Parking in Downtown Rapid City.

South Dakota Festival of Books - Brookings, SD - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Four day event with author presentations, book signings, panel discussions, readings, banquets and children’s activities.

Deadwood Jam - Deadwood, SD - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Two days of outdoor concerts in the Black Hills with rock, reggae and blues for 20+ years. Plus, enjoy art auction, food, Wild West entertainment and breath-taking views of the Black Hills. Two days of music for $55.

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch - Hill City, SD - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
The Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch once again plays host to the area’s only polka festival! Enjoy great German food, beer, two live polka bands will provide the music and more! Admission is only $5

Wine, Brew & BBQ - Hill City, SD - Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2023
This Kansas City-sanctioned barbecue is a national competition and opportunity for the public to sample and appreciate great barbecue from 24 competitors plus wine and beer from local crafters. Live music under a big tent on Hill City’s Main Street.

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival - Hot Springs, SD - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2023
Annual hot air balloon with sunrise and skydiving options

Central States Fair - Rapid City, SD - Aug 18 to Aug 26, 2023
Live entertainment, carnival, food and commerical exhibits, livestock shows and horse events, kids entertainment and more!

605 Black Hills Classic Beer & Music Festival - Lead, SD - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Live music and beers from across South Dakota for tasting. $10 entry for all, or $30 entry with unlimited beer tasting wristband.

Bierborse - Rapid City, SD - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Free admission to a local craft beer festival at Main Street Square. Experience ticketed microbrew tasting, sample homebrew, win contests, beer stock exchange, polka music, stein holding competitions, and have fun at The Black Hills Beer Beverage Garden.