Don't Be Spooked, There's Plenty To Do This October | Black Hills Travel Blog

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

  • Don't Be Spooked, There's Plenty To Do This October
Thursday, September 24, 2020
By : 

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. 


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, October 1, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021

Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West!

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

Bring the whole family and join us for the now famous “Wiener Dog Races” and Beer Barrel Games!

Celebrations and More


Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair
Saturday, October 2, 2021

Saturday night has never been so cool!  Classic cars will roll into Downtown in the late afternoon and stay to show off their rides until the sun goes down.

Native Americans' Day Celebration
Monday, October 11, 2021

South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans’ Day each year on the second Monday in October. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day.

Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Events

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.

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

You May Also Be interested In

Black Hills & Badlands is prioritizing safe travel.

Learn more at