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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
Updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
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.

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.

15th Annual Sturgis Mustang Rally
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Sunday, September 5, 2021

A WEEK LONG MUSTANG RALLY PACKED WITH RACING, CRUISES, CAR SHOW AND FUN EVENTS

IT'S NOT JUST A RALLY, IT'S A DESTINATION SPOT. TAKE YOUR MUSTANG TO STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA FOR YOUR ADVENTURE:

Events at the Beginning of September

Gold Camp Jubilee Days
Saturday, July 3, 2021 to Sunday, July 4, 2021

In 1926 Homestake Mining Company threw a party to celebrate 50 years of mining called the Golden Jubilee. In memory of that amazing event along with the specactular celebrations they threw we now organize the Gold Camp Jubilee event.

Sturgis Off-Road Rally
Thursday, September 9, 2021 to Sunday, September 12, 2021

The City of Sturgis Rally and Events Department along with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys proudly presents the 2021 4th Annual "STURGIS OFF-ROAD RALLY" September 9-12, 2021.

Stratobowl Historic Hot Air Balloon Launch
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Stratobowl was first made famous in the 1930’s when high altitude balloons launched from the site, visited the stratosphere and made history.  The site has long been acknowledged as an important part of aviation history.

Deadwood Jam
Friday, September 17, 2021 to Saturday, September 18, 2021

DEADWOOD JAM 2021 DETAILS:

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.

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. 

9th Annual 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

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks
Wednesday, August 25, 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:

August 25: National Park Service Birthday

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

Hops & Hogs: Craft Beer Fest

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021

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

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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