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

  • Autumn is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Autumn is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
  • Autumn is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Autumn is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
  • Autumn is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Autumn is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
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Black Hills and Badlands

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 this September.

Looking for more fall events? Visit our Fall Events Page to see what's coming up in the Black Hills and Badlands. 

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

2022 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Livestream

Courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Events at the Beginning of September

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!

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. 

Events Later in September

Deadwood Oktoberfest
Friday, September 30, 2022 to Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join us in Deadwood as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West! Enjoy live German music at the PolkaFest, a poker run with prizes, free food, and dancing. Bring the whole family and join us for the now famous “Wiener Dog Races” and Beer Barrel Games!

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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