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The Spooky Spots: The Black Hills Embrace Halloween with the Wild, the Wicked and the Weird

  • The Spooky Spots: The Black Hills Embrace Halloween with the Wild, the Wicked and the Weird
Friday, January 17, 2020
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It’s officially time to get spooky in the Black Hills and Badlands and we’re here to help you celebrate (in our opinion) the best holiday...HALLOWEEN. From Hot Springs to Belle Fourche, and virtually every enchanted place in between, the Black Hills will be bewitched by Halloween this month with wizardry, sorcery and some black magic combined with costume contests, carousing and celebrations that give good reason for locals to turn off the tube and get out of the house.

There’s nothing quite like getting weird in Deadwood at the 7th annual Deadweird celebration. The party starts Friday, October 25th at the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort with the Monster Ball. Enjoy live music, dancing, prizes, and giveaways.

The fun continues into Saturday with the costume contest at the Silverado-Franklin Hotel. Come dressed to impress and compete to win over $10,000 in prizes.

Both events are FREE to attend! Must be 21 and up to participate.

Friday, October 30, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Come celebrate Halloween in Deadwood. Deadweird is a little crazy, a little spooky and a WHOLE lot of fun! Make plans for the 8th annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct.

Frighteningly Fun Festivities

Following is a list of options for your Halloween festivities. It’s by no means intended to be comprehensive, but it will provide you with some of our favorite alternatives for adult activities as well as kid-friendly events that will make your inner-goblin smile.

Dry Creek Farm & Ranch Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Friday, October 4, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019


Join us for the 1st Annual Dry Creek Farm & Ranch Maze. The Maze at Dry Creek runs September 27th - October 27th. We are excited to announce The Maze has four obstacles each at different difficulty levels. 


Spearfish Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Friday, September 6, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Spearfish corn maze and pumpkin patch is entering its 7th season in 2019 for Spearfish Valley Produce and is located about 3 miles northwest of Spearfish. Bring your family and find your way through the maze and enjoy our other extra activities.

Haunting of Rush Mountain
Friday, October 25, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rush Mountain will have a special Halloween Haunting.  The park will be closed during the day, but open at night for our Haunted event!  October 25 – 27, 2019.  Not recommended for kids under 12.

Chamber's Crypt Haunted House
Monday, October 28, 2019

Brace yourself for a tour of the Chamber's Crypt on October 25th, 26th, 30th, and 31st!

The Belle Fourche PumpkinFest
Saturday, October 26, 2019

A day of Fall fun for kids and families!

Costume contest, Halloween-themed games, Mad Scientist table, treat bags for kids, the Haunted Spaulding Cabin and the pumpkin train!

Hill City Boo Bash & Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Two-hour family-friendly event. Free. Non-scary.
Trunk-or-Treat. Paint a pie pumpkin. Pictures in the "Pumpkin Patch."

Scare in the Square
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Scare in the Square features an afternoon of family entertainment at Main Street Square. It is held in conjunction with the Rapid CIty Downtown Business Group's Downtown Trick-or-Treat. We'll see you in your costumes!

Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Admission is $3 per person. 3:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Bring your little princesses, monsters, pirates, and ghosts to the park to get candy alongside Bunny's Heroes (costumed superhero and princess characters!) in the most magical place in Rapid City! 

Old MacDonalds Farm Fall Festival Days
Saturday, October 5, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

Fun for all ages at the Annual Fall Festival every Saturday & Sunday in October from 10 am to 5 pm. Pig races, pony rides, mini train, tractor pulled wagon and activities for everyone. Come on out, get your pumpkins and paint them too!

For a full line up of festivals and events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Events Calendar.




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