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The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands
    The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands
  • The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands
    The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands
  • The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands
    The Best Fall Festivities in the Black Hills and Badlands
Updated: 
Monday, August 29, 2022
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Black Hills and Badlands

This fall, see all the color and wonder the Black Hills and Badlands have to offer with these spectacular events.

Festivals with beer, pumpkins, music, and marathons dot all over the Hills. Join in the variety of Halloween entertainment and celebrations of Lakota culture to carve out a fantastic fall season.

September

In September, school buses flood the street once again as we transition away from summer, but the fun doesn't end in the fall. It's the perfect time for festivals, pumpkins, buffalo roundups, hiking, and more. Take a look at the September events blog to see a full list of events in the first month of fall. 

Deadwood Jam
Friday, September 13, 2024 to Saturday, September 14, 2024

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.

Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out
Thursday, September 19, 2024 to Saturday, September 21, 2024

2024 Schedule of Plein Air Events

Deadwood’s Craft Beer Fest: Hops and Hogs
Friday, May 17, 2024 to Saturday, May 18, 2024

Craft beer lovers will enjoy Deadwood’s finest at this festival.

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Thursday, September 26, 2024 (All day) to Saturday, September 28, 2024 (All day)

Experience the iconic Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park's annual event. Held each September, visitors can witness the park's herd of approximately 1,500 bison being corralled by cowboys and cowgirls on horseback.

Deadwood Oktoberfest
Friday, October 4, 2024 to Saturday, October 5, 2024

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!

October

October is the month of roasting pumpkin seeds and decorating everything with fake cobwebs. The Black Hills and Badlands will be full of spooky delights, lit up in splendid shades of autumn as the days get colder.

Powwows, parades, fall hiking, and great outdoor events tie up the season before things begin to frost over. 

Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®️
Sunday, October 1, 2023

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

Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Participate in a real paranormal investigation with professional paranormal researchers! 

Black Hills Powwow
Friday, October 11, 2024 (All day) to Sunday, October 13, 2024 (All day)

The Black Hills Powwow or He Sapa Wacipi is a preeminent Black Hills event that’s three days filled with Native American singing, dancing, drum groups, art show, handgames, athletic competitions and a variety of other events. Over the decades, the Black Hills Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the United States attracting hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and thousands of spectators from across North America.

Deadweird
Friday, October 25, 2024 to Saturday, October 26, 2024

Come celebrate Halloween in Deadwood. Deadweird is a little crazy, a little spooky and a whole lot of fun!

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

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