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Autumn Bliss is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • Autumn Bliss is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Autumn Bliss is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Once again, the weather cools off and the leaves turn as we transition from the summer into fall—which means it's time for festivals, pumpkins, buffalo roundups, classic hot rods and more! Dig out your fuzziest sweaters from your closet and find spectacular fall events in the Black Hills and Badlands this September.

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Thursday, September 29, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, October 1, 2022 (All day)

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,400 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions) to the corrals.

Car Shows

Studebakers, bikes and hot rods will be shined up and lined up in September for visitors and gearheads to admire. Food, cars, music and a community of people to share it with—stop by and see it all!

Events at the Beginning of September

Sturgis Off-Road Rally
Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

The City of Sturgis Rally and Events Department along with Mount Rushmore Motorsports proudly presents the 2022 5th Annual "STURGIS OFF-ROAD RALLY" September 8-11, 2022.

Marathons, Races & More

As we move into the fall season, the weather cools just enough to get out and enjoy the colorful scenery changes. For many runners, bicyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts, it signals race season. Whether you’re in it for glory, beer, fun, or to bask in nature’s splendor, there are several marathons, races, and community get-togethers to keep you moving this September. 

Dakota Five-O
Sunday, September 4, 2022

As the premier mountain bike race of the Black Hills, the Dakota Five-O continues to entice riders from across the country.  From the pristine, hand-built single-track that graces much of the course, to the PBR and bacon station and the high spirited after party, riders are impressed with this 50

The Big Mick
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Bike it like you mean it!
The George S. Mickelson Trail
109 Miles • One Day

Experience the beauty of the Black Hills via the George S. Mickelson Trail

Mickelson Trail Trek
Friday, September 16, 2022 to Sunday, September 18, 2022

South Dakota’s George S. Mickelson Trail is more than just a recreation Trail; it’s a trail of history. You have the opportunity to travel the same path as General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny.

Events Later in September

Deadwood Jam
Friday, September 16, 2022 to Saturday, September 17, 2022


The Jam’s always been a premiere outdoor music festival in the region, and this year it will be on display for all at no charge.

Deadwood’s Craft Beer Fest: Hops and Hogs
Friday, September 23, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hops & Hogs: Craft Beer Fest

There’s something for everyone, so get your autumnal fix in the Black Hills and Badlands this September!

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

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