South Dakota State Fair - Huron, SD - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
Petting zoo and pony rides, paleontologist dig, acrobats, bears, puppets, four stages of live entertainment, horticultural exhibits, guest artists and authors, cooking demonstrations, carnival and wine pavilion all help South Dakota celebrate the beginning of fall. Since 1885.
Lifelight Festival – Milbank - Milbank, SD - Aug 31 to Aug 31, 2019
Come together with a multi-generational crowd for this faith-based festival, presented free to the public. Many church denominations work together to share the Gospel and the word of God to take the Church outside the walls” and use music to reach people’s hearts
Sidewalk Arts Festival - Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
A free outdoor event with over 300 vendor booths featuring the region’s best fine art, folk art and craft artisans. Enjoy activities for kids, live entertainment, food vendors and more on the streets surrounding the Washington Pavilion. This event is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion and is the region’s largest one-day arts festival.
Car Show & Rib Cookoff - Menno, SD - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
Car show with trophies awarded for different classes, and a barbecue cook-off. Sponsored by the Menno Volunteer Fire Department.
Kuchen Festival and Harvest Festival - Delmont, SD - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
The 16th annual Harvest Festival and 23rd Kuchen Festival, with free admission, takes place the weekend after Labor Day, with the Kuchen Festival and craft vendors on Saturday, and tractors, homemade baked goods, farm demonstrations, parade, kids pedal pull, live music, bbq pork supper, bean bag toss, quilt & fabric arts show and more.
North Country Fiber Fair - Watertown, SD - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Annual event for 20+ years on the 3rd weekend of September that provides educational and marketing opportunities for producers, fiber artists and consumers of natural fibers. Held at the Codington County Extension Complex.
Newton Hills Festifall - Canton, SD - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
Fall arts & crafts, pumpkin carving demonstrations and other pumpkin activities, live bluegrass music, hayrides, campsite fun and more at Newton Hills State Park. If you want, your carved pumpkins can be used on the Candlelight Walk that night!
Great Scarecrow Festival - Huron, SD - Oct 13 to Oct 13, 2019
Autumn Festival, An Arts and Crafts Affair - Sioux Falls, SD - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Hundreds of artists and crafters, plus music, gift certificates, food and drink and more, with free parking.