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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
Updated: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
By : 
Alyssa

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 23, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, September 25, 2021 (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!

Edgemont Fall Festival & Car Show
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Car Show
Registration begins at 9:00am
Public voting 10:00 - 1:30
Awards 2:00pm
$10 per vehicle to register

Stunningham Farm Pumpkin  Patch

Kids Activities
10:00am - 2:00 pm

Live Music
Sponsored by Black Hills Energy

Events at the Beginning of September

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. 

Wheelin' to Wall
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Thanks to some of the most persistent roadside billboards advertising “free ice water” among other things, most people have heard of Wall Drug located in the town of Wall, SD. And just outside of the town lies Badlands National Park, a dramatic and ancient display of sandstone formations.

Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®️
Sunday, September 26, 2021

This autumn hike is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

Events Later in September

Plein Air Paint Out
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to Saturday, September 25, 2021

Schedule of Plein Air Events at Jon Crane Gallery

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd

Deadwood’s Craft Beer Fest: Hops and Hogs
Friday, September 24, 2021 to Saturday, September 25, 2021

Hops & Hogs: Craft Beer Fest

Fall in Love With Lead
Friday, September 24, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fall in love with Lead at this "unbe-leaf-able" event! Join in for apple crafting and launching into the open cut, a special themed trolley tour, fall food crawl, a cornhole tournament and more to come!

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for its 13th year.

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2021, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:

September 26: National Public Lands Day

Last Evening Lighting Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning in late May to September 30th each year. Wednesday, September 30 is the last day of the season to see the ceremony until the spring. 

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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