Black Hills Fall Festivals – Fall 2020 SD Events

Central States Fair - Rapid City, SD - Aug 21 to Aug 30, 2020
Live entertainment, carnival, food and commerical exhibits, livestock shows and horse events, kids entertainment and more!

Wine, Brew & BBQ - Hill City, SD - Aug 21 to Aug 22, 2020
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 29 to Aug 30, 2020
Annual hot air balloon with sunrise and skydiving options

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch - Hill City, SD - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
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

Once Upon a Festival - Rapid City, SD - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Fun family games, face painting, cupcake walk, vendor booths and more

605 Black Hills Classic Beer & Music Festival - Lead, SD - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
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 18 to Sep 20, 2020
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 26 to Sep 26, 2020
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 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Four day event with author presentations, book signings, panel discussions, readings, banquets and children’s activities.

Black Hills PowWow - N Rapid City, ND - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
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.

Bierborse - Rapid City, SD - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
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.

Taste of the Black Hills - Rapid City, SD - Jan 1 to Sep 12, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A family-friendly fundraiser for Susan G Komen where attendees sample local BBQ sauces while enjoying live music, raffle prizes, and more! One ticket ($25) includes pork, BBQ sauces, side, bread and a drink. BBQs will be judged, with a winner announced at 8 pm.