Black Hills Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 SD Events

Central States Fair - Rapid City, SD - Aug 20 to Aug 29, 2021
Live entertainment, carnival, food and commerical exhibits, livestock shows and horse events, kids entertainment and more!

Wine, Brew & BBQ - Hill City, SD - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2021
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 27 to Aug 29, 2021
Annual hot air balloon with sunrise and skydiving options

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch - Hill City, SD - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
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

605 Black Hills Classic Beer & Music Festival - Lead, SD - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Live music and beers from across South Dakota for tasting. $10 entry for all, or $30 entry with unlimited beer tasting wristband.

Deadwood Jam - Deadwood, SD - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
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.

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival - Rapid City, SD - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
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 - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
For 2021, they’re going virtual. Normally: Four day event with author presentations, book signings, panel discussions, readings, banquets and children’s activities.

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.