Black Hills Fall Festivals – Sept & Oct 2019 SD Events

Central States Fair - Rapid City, SD - Aug 16 to Aug 25, 2019
Live entertainment, carnival, food and commerical exhibits, livestock shows and horse events, kids entertainment and more!

Wine, Brew & BBQ - Hill City, SD - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
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 24 to Aug 25, 2019
Annual hot air balloon with sunrise and skydiving options

Labor Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Memorial - Crazy Horse, SD - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center of the Memorial. Admission will be waived with 3 cans of food per person to be donated

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch - Hill City, SD - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
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 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Fun family games, face painting, cupcake walk, vendor booths and more

Taste of the Black Hills - Rapid City, SD - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2019
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.

Deadwood Jam - Deadwood, SD - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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 28 to Sep 28, 2019
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 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Four day event with author presentations, book signings, panel discussions, readings, banquets and children’s activities.

Black Hills PowWow - Rapid City, ND - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
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 5 to Oct 5, 2019
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.