South Dakota State Fair - Huron, SD - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2023
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.
Sidewalk Arts Festival - Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
A free outdoor event with over 250 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.
Kuchen Festival and Twin Rivers Old Iron Harvest Festival - Delmont, SD - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
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 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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.
Pumpkin Festival at Riverview Farm - Canton, SD - Sep 23 to Oct 15, 2023
Riverview Christmas Tree Farm hosts this pumpkin festival with pumpkin picking, painting, and pumpkin themed games, inflatables and train rides, farm animals, food vendors, live music, local wine and beer, baked goods and more
Corks and Kegs for CF - Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 29 to Sep 29, 2023
Corks & Kegs for CF is a fun and popular night out where attendees enjoy handcrafted beers, wines, and chef-inspired cuisine. Join in for a fun night of delicious samples, unique live and silent auction items, great music, entertainment, and dancing! This event supports the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
SiouxperCon - Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2023
SiouxperCon is a fan convention that celebrates several mediums: comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, board games, and video gaming. SiouxperCon has quickly grown into the most anticipated annual Siouxland nerd event. From its humble beginnings as a question posed on Facebook, SiouxperCon morphed into an event that aims to celebrate all nerdoms in a safe, educational, and inclusive environment. Brought to you by a group of local customer service professionals, SiouxperCon is your friendly, neighborhood fan convention.
Brandon Harvest Festival - Brandon, SD - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Live music, food, plus vendors, hay maze, pumpkin painting, and more
Great Scarecrow Festival - Huron, SD - Oct 5 to Oct 10, 2023
Newton Hills Festifall - Canton, SD - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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!
Autumn Festival, An Arts and Crafts Affair - Sioux Falls, SD - Nov 17 to Nov 17, 2023
Hundreds of artists and crafters, plus music, gift certificates, food and drink and more, with free parking.