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Fall for Great Autumn Events!

Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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It's hard to believe that school will soon be back in session. This means for the majority of us, summer is over. However, that doesn't mean that hibernation season has started! The Black Hills offers wonderful events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at some of our top picks for the upcoming season, and for more events, check them out here.

Sturgis Mustang Rally - September 1-6

  • Come to Sturgis to see your share of mustangs and enjoy all of the competitions, poker runs, parade and racing. For more: sturgismustangrally.com.

Flavor Days - September 4-6

  • Flavor Days is a three-day festival in Spearfish showcasing an array of savory feasts and relishing treats prepared by diverse restaurants, high-skilled chefs and crafty caterers of South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado. www.flavordays.com 

Deadwood Jam - September 18-19

  • Rock, reggae and blues fill the Black Hills for two incredible days of outdoor concerts. www.deadwood.com

18th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - September 18-20 RoughlockFalls Fall08_0192

50th Annual Buffalo Roundup - September 24-26

  • Located in Custer State Park - Feel the thunder as you watch cowboys and cowgirls roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo into corrals. Also enjoy the Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival and Chili Cook-Off. www.custerstatepark.com

Free National Park Day - September 26

  • Enjoy a day without entrance fees to Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park or Devils Tower National Monument. www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Autumn Volksmarch - September 27

  • Join in for the Autumn hike to the arm of Crazy Horse and enjoy all of the fall festivities of the Black Hills. www.crazyhorsememorial.org.

Wild West Songwriters Festival - October 8-10

  • Hosted along Main Street in Deadwood and inside the Deadwood Mountain Grand, hit songwriters will be gathering together for three full days 0f performances, panels and parties. www.wildwestsongwriters.com.

29th Annual Black Hills Powwow - October 9-11

  • Experience the proud heritage and majestic pageantry of Native American dancers and drum groups as the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota nations gather for this annual celebration. www.blackhillspowwow.com.

SchoolhouseHaunting of Keystone - October 17-19, 24-26, 31

  • Get ready to be spooked at this multi-event haunted house! Enter the mine, haunted forest and old schoolhouse at your own risk, but be prepared for a ghostly good time. www.hauntedkeystone.com.

About the Author

Katrina is a born and bred Midwesterner. After growing up in Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota, she graduated from Black Hills State University, packed up her car and headed to Florida to work in live television. The sunshine, beaches and warm weather were enough to keep her in the south for over two years, but ultimately she knew the Black Hills were where she longed to be again. Katrina recently accepted the Marketing Projects Specialist position at the Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association, but when she isn’t working, you can find her at a local coffee house with friends, listening to music, or enjoying the great outdoors.