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Don't Be Spooked, There's Plenty To Do This October

  • Don't Be Spooked, There's Plenty To Do This October
    Don't Be Spooked, There's Plenty To Do This October
Updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
By : 
Cydney

It's official...Fall is here! The weather might be cooler but there are still plenty of events to enjoy across the region from pumpkin patches and corn mazes to cultural celebrations and haunted houses. So grab the pumpkin spice latte (or your favorite warm beverage) and hit the road to make the most of your October in the Black Hills and Badlands. 

Prost!

While we're far from the Oktoberfest, enjoy the Black Hills' answer to this classic fall event with two different beer festivals.

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!

Deadwood Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West. Bring the whole family and join us for the now famous “Wiener Dog Races” and Beer Barrel Games!

Enjoy live German music at the PolkaFest, the annual Tour de Oktoberfest, free food, and dancing.

 

Celebrations and More

Warm apple cider, concerts, hayrides, corn mazes and tons of fall fun is waiting for you! Take a look at all that's happening.

Hank Harris and the Hegg Brothers at Matthews Opera House
Friday, October 29, 2021

Performing next as part of our Homegrown Sessions will be Hank Harris and the Hegg Brothers. They will be joined by special guest Jimmy Goings. Enjoy an evening of acoustic folk with local musicians. This performance will be Friday, October 29.

Ellen Rowe Octet at Matthews Opera House
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, is currently Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Rayburn Wright and Bill Dobbins.

High Plains Live with Nina McIntire
Saturday, October 16, 2021

High Plains Western Heritage Center will be hosting their High Plains Live series with Nina McIntire on October 16th, starting at 2 PM. She will present her high energy concert “Ivory Fantasy” in the Bruce Miller Theater.

Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Events

Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House
Friday, October 22, 2021 to Saturday, October 23, 2021

Deadwood History, Inc. and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) will host Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Adams House on October 8 and 9, October 15 and 16, and October 22 and 23, 2021, at the historic home located at 22 Van Buren Street, Deadwood.

Deadweird
Friday, October 29, 2021 to Saturday, October 30, 2021

Come celebrate Halloween in Deadwood. Deadweird is a little crazy, a little spooky and a WHOLE lot of fun! Make plans for the 9th annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct.

Custer Merchant's Trick or Treat
Friday, October 29, 2021

Join us in downtown Custer for a fun night of trick-or-treating at participating local merchants!

Scare in the Square
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Tiny ghouls and goblins invade Main Street Square for an afternoon of ghostly family fun. Scare in the Square is held in conjunction with the Downtown Rapid City Business Group’s Downtown Trick-or-Treat.

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

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