Hot Springs KOA

27585 SD Highway 79

Hot Springs, SD 57747

Reserve: 800-562-0803

Info: 605-745-6449

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Custer State Park Volksmarch Trail Open Photo

Custer State Park Volksmarch Trail Open

May 16 - Sep 30, 2015

Custer State Park
13329 US Hwy 16A
Volksmarch walk box & check-in at Peter Norbeck Visitor Center
605-255-4464

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Legends in Light Laser Light Show Photo

Legends in Light Laser Light Show

May 22 - Oct 12, 2015

Crazy Horse Memorial
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
605-673-4681

A must-see laser light multimedia presentation shows nightly at dusk.

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1st Evening Program at Mount Rushmore Photo

1st Evening Program at Mount Rushmore

May 22 - Sep 30, 2015

Mount Rushmore
9 PM Sharp

The most spectacular program at Mount Rushmore is the evening lighting ceremony held in the new amphitheater.  A must see when you are touring the beautiful Black Hills.

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Labor Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Photo

Labor Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse

Sep 4 - 7, 2015

12151 Avenue of the Chief Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse Memorial

American Indian artists, featured throughout visitor complex.  Free admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

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Southern Hills Triathlon Photo

Southern Hills Triathlon

Sep 5, 2015

Angostura Recreation Area Breakers Beach, Hot Springs
605-745-3494

Register online at www.active.com or email southerhillstriathlon@yahoo.com. 

Events will run in team and solo with a "kids" triathlon (ages 7 - 12), 100 yard swim, 5 mile bike ride,, 1 mile run.
Sprint triathlon - 1/2 mile mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, 6.2 mile run.  Duathlon - 3.1 mile run, 12 mile bike ride, 3.1 mile run.  ANSI helmets required for the bike events.

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Night Blast at Crazy Horse Photo

Night Blast at Crazy Horse

Sep 6, 2015

Crazy Horse Memorial
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
605-673-4681

Observance of dual anniversaries - 1877 death of Lakota Leader Crazy Horse & the commemoration of the birth date of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski born in 1908. 

2nd Blast of the year (weather permitting).  Free admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation to the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

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Studebaker Car Show Photo

Studebaker Car Show

Sep 6, 2015

Custer
Free Admission

Enjoy an old-fashioned car show then grab a bite at one of the many joints in Custer.

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Holy Terror Days in Keystone Photo

Holy Terror Days in Keystone

Sep 12 - 13, 2015

All Day
Keystone
605-666-5436

Annual Holy Terror Days celebrating Keystone's mining history.  Events include a parade, BBQ, auction, ugly truck contest & more.

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1880 Train Wine Express Photo

1880 Train Wine Express

Sep 12, 2015

222 Railroad Avenue, Hill City
605-574-2222

This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 train during our wine express.  Ticket price includes food, wine, train ride, keepsake wine glass & entertainment.

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Hill City Quilt Show Photo

Hill City Quilt Show

Sep 12 - 13, 2015

Hill City School Gymnasium & Downtown merchants
9 AM - 4 PM

Over 300 quilts displayed, trunk show, vendor booths, demonstrations.  Quilts of valor display & more.

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Pioneer Day Photo

Pioneer Day

Sep 12 - 13, 2015

Pioneer Museum, Hot Springs
Noon

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Deadwood Jam Photo

Deadwood Jam

Sep 18 - 19, 2015

All Day
Deadwood

The Black Hills' premier music festival since its inception 20 years ago.  Each year, the Deadwood Jam brings a wide array of top musical talent to the Black Hills from celebrated acts to newcomers, rising stars and local talent.

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Deadwood Jame Photo

Deadwood Jame

Sep 18 - 19, 2015

Deadwood
605-578-1876

It's coined the premier outdoor music festival in the Black Hills.  The event features national touring bands as well as regional & national acts.

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Mickelson Trail Trek Photo

Mickelson Trail Trek

Sep 18 - 20, 2015

Begins in Custer

SD's Mickelson Trail is more than just a recreation trail, it's a trail of history.  You have the opportunity to travel the same path as General George Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane & Potato Creek Johnny.

gpf.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/mickelson-trail/docs/trail-trek-info.pdf

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1880 Train Wine Express Photo

1880 Train Wine Express

Sep 19, 2015

222 Railroad Avenue, Hill City
605-574-2222

This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 train during our wine express.  Ticket price includes food, wine, train ride, keepsake wine glass & entertainment.

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50th Annual Buffalo Roundup Photo

50th Annual Buffalo Roundup

Sep 25, 2015

9:30 - 11 AM
Custer State Park

The annual Buffalo Roundup will begin at 9:30 AM.  Guests must stay in the visitor area until the herd is safely in the corrals, generally around noon.  Parking lots open at 6:15 AM & close at 9 AM.  Bring folding chairs, cameras, binoculars, layered clothing, rain gear & sun screen.  Leave pets at home.

Feel the thunder & join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.  Watch cowboys & cowgirls as they roundup & drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo.

gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/custer/events/buffalo-roundup/default.aspx

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22nd Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival Photo

22nd Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival

Sep 25 - 27, 2015

Peter Norbeck Visitor Center
Custer State Park
13329 US Hwy 16A

At the annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, up to 150 vendors will offer for sale their fine arts & crafts including many SD Made Products.

Friday 12 Noon - 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 8 AM - 4 PM

Vendors will be located on the festival grounds across from the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center.

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Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Photo

Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Sep 25 - 26, 2015

801 South 6th Street, Hot Springs
605-745-4140

After experiencing the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup come on down to Hot Springs for one of the best cowboy poetry & music gatherings in the Midwest!  Friday night's bunkhouse tales offer a plate-lickin' cowboy meal & just a taste of the finest poetry & music.  On Saturday, learn the ropes (so to speak) & fund out from the finest cowboy pets & songwriters how to try your hand at writing western poems & songs.  Saturday night we close out with the roundup, a concert with our features performers.

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26th Annual Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-off Photo

26th Annual Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-off

Sep 25, 2015

Custer State Park

Taste the best chili in the northern plains at the 26th Annual Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-off during the Custer State Park's Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival.  Wristbands on sale at 10 AM that morning on the festival grounds. tasting starts at 2 PM.  Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place & showmanship presented at 4 PM.

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Dutch Oven Cookoff Photo

Dutch Oven Cookoff

Sep 26, 2015

All Day
Custer State Park
605-390-6843

Come sample some of the best dutch oven cooking in the region at the Cabela's Dutch Oven Cookoff.  Sponsored by Cabela's & Black Hills Dutchers.

Tasting begins after the dishes have been judged, around noon.  Tasting donations will go to the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest on the 1880 Train Photo

Celebrate Oktoberfest on the 1880 Train

Sep 26, 2015

222 Railroad Avenue, Hill City
605-574-2222
Adults:  $52

Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train!  Prior to departure, enjoy fun & festive live music.  On board passengers will enjoy authentic seasonal beer while enjoying traditional German food.  A costume contest will be held, so wear your lederhosen!

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Autumn Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Photo

Autumn Volksmarch at Crazy Horse

Sep 27, 2015

All Day
Crazy Horse Memorial

Autumn hike up to the arm of the Crazy Horse Memorial.

Free admission to memorial for hikers.  Food donation appreciated.

$3 fee to hike charged by AVA for 10K round trip hike. 

Non-hikers regular admission.

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11th Annual Fall Festival Car Show Photo

11th Annual Fall Festival Car Show

Sep 27, 2015

Main Street, Edgemont
Opens 10 AM   Awards 3 PM

Vendors in park, Mud Drags and Quilt & Craft Show in park

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Oktoberfest Photo

Oktoberfest

Oct 2 - 3, 2015

Main Street, Deadwood
800-344-8826

Join us a we celebrate Oktoberfest, "Deadwood style."  There will be German music, free food, dancing & the now famous weiner dog races & parade.

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Bierborse Photo

Bierborse

Oct 3, 2015

526 Main Street, Rapid City
605-716-7979
Noon - 6 PM

The 5th Annual Bierborse, a beer festival will feature a microbrew tasting, home brew sampling, polka music & more.

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Wild West Songwriters Festival Photo

Wild West Songwriters Festival

Oct 8 - 10, 2015

Deadwood
605-578-1876

Deadwood will host the 3rd annual multi-day festival featuring seminars, live performances & other activities with some of the most famous singers & songwriters in America today.

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Native Americans Day at Crazy Horse Photo

Native Americans Day at Crazy Horse

Oct 12, 2015

All Day
Crazy Horse Memorial

Activities for youth, programs and performances.  Educator of the Year awarded and mountain blast (weather permitting).

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Halloween Night Hike at Custer State Park Photo

Halloween Night Hike at Custer State Park

Oct 23, 2015

5:30 PM
Custer State Park

Participants take a guided one-mile night hike along a path lit only by jack-o-lanterns during this festive educational event.  This event is geared to expose families to the interesting and humors sights, sounds and night life of Custer State Park.  Hikers depart from the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center every 15 minutes.  Pre-registration is required by calling 605-255-4464.

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Halloween Night Hike at Custer State Park Photo

Halloween Night Hike at Custer State Park

Oct 24, 2015

8 PM
Custer State Park

Participants take a guided one-mile night hike along a path lit only by jack-o-lanterns during this festive educational event.  This event is geared to expose families to the interesting and humors sights, sounds and night life of Custer State Park.  Hikers depart from the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center every 15 minutes.  Pre-registration is required by calling 605-255-4464.

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Deadweird Photo

Deadweird

Oct 30 - 31, 2015

Main Street Deadwood
800-344-8826

It's spooky, it's creepy, but most of all, it's hilarious.  Join us for the monster ball on Friday night and on Saturday, the largest costume contest in the Black Hills where more than 500 people enter to win terrific prizes including over $8000 in cash.

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