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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
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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. 

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Friday, September 29, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, September 30, 2023 (All day)

Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they round up and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo. Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.

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.

Black Hills Powwow
Friday, October 6, 2023 (All day) to Sunday, October 8, 2023 (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.

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

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