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Brule performs


July 24, 2017  - July 27, 2017  7:00 pm

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Brulé brings world-class evening entertainment to the heart of the hills in what’s been called “a Native American experience in sight, sound and soul.” The 5-time Native American Group of the Year performs four nights a week (Mon-Thurs) outdoors in the High Country Theater, set against the backdrop of the Black Hills National Forest. Traditional dancers dressed in colorful regalia present a stunning visual of the Native American culture. American Indian tipis and theatrical lighting enhance the stage, creating a true jewel in the hills.

Event Location:

High Country Guest Ranch

Rodeo


July 30, 2017    

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Come join us for a a weekend of Bulls, Broncs and Bands. The Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch is a world-class Old West competition of man vs. animal for the longest ride or the quickest time. Palmer Gulch plays host to multiple rodeos in 2017.  Events from Bull Riding To Team Roping, including:

  • Barrel racing
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Bareback riding
  • Kids mutton bustin’
  • Activities before each rodeo
  • Free to resort and KOA guests
  • $5 day-use fee for non-guests

 See ya at the Rodeo!!

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore KOA

Biker Breakfast


August 5, 2017  - August 12, 2017   

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Fabulous breakfast hosted by the fabulous folks of Hill City at the Senior Center!  Hill City Senior Center members and volunteers put on an all-you-can-eat breakfast daily during Rally for bikers and everyone who is able to join them.  An awesome opportunity to visit with folks from all over the country and sometimes, from around the world--all while enjoying hearty fare.

Event Location:

Hill City Senior Center

Tucker Day Rodeo


August 13, 2017   11:00  - 2:00 pm

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This event is designed for the entertainment and enjoyment for special needs children and youth. All special needs children and their families are welcome to participate. 

Entry and all events are free. This is a non-profit event for Special Needs Children.

For further information
2017 Participant Flyer
2017 Sponsor Flyer

*You are welcome to bring lawn chairs*

Event Location:

Double Diamond Ranch

Rodeo


August 19, 2017    

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Join us for a wild west Rodeo!  Mike Atkinson, General Manager at Mount Rushmore KOA, says, “Palmer Gulch is the perfect place for cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo fans to participate in this truly Western experience.”   Events from Bull Riding To Team Roping, including:

  • Barrel racing
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Bareback riding
  • Kids mutton bustin’
  • Activities before each rodeo
  • Free to resort and KOA guests
  • $5 day-use fee for non-guests

See y'all at Palmer Gulch!

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore KOA

Wine, Brew & BBQ


August 25, 2017  - August 26, 2017   

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Wine, Brew & BBQ

This Kansas City-sanctioned barbecue is a national competition and opportunity for the public to sample and appreciate great barbecue from 30 competitors plus wine and beer from local crafters.  Live music under a big tent on Hill City’s  Main Street.  A smokin’ good time.  (www.hillcitywinebrewbbq.com)

Event Location:

Hill City

Rodeo followed by Beer, Broncs and Brats and Polka Music


September 3, 2017    

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Join us Labor Day weekend for the final big Rodeo of the season at Palmer Gulch. This series finale will conclude with the walk of champions and awards ceremony.

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore KOA

Night Blast


September 6, 2017    

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This spectacular night blast program (weather permitting) honors Ruth Ziolkowski (1926-2014) and commemoration of the 138th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn (1876). See the Mountain light up with several hundred pyrotechnic explosions. Free admission to the Memorial after 5 pm although food donations are appreciated.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Hill City Quilt Show


September 9, 2017  - September 10, 2017   

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Heart of the Black Hills Quilt Show & Sale

This indoor/outdoor quilt show and sale features more than 200 quilts, an event dinner, trunk show, open mic show-and-tell and vendors.  A quilter’s dream!

New in 2017, the Hill City Arts Council has partnered with Hill City merchants and quilters for the annual September Hill City Quilt Show, featuring the artistry of quilting.  Be sure to add it to your calendar of "must-do" activities!

Hill City Quilt Show page. Specific information and downloadable documents.

Facebook.com/hillcityquiltshow

Event Location:

Hill City

Rails & Ales


September 9, 2017  - September 10, 2017   

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If you enjoy good, local beer and the beauty of the Black Hills as only seen on a historic steam engine, you will love our newest event, Rails & Ales! Enjoy live music and beer tasting during the social hour, then board the train where you will enjoy a unique ride on a steam engine while sipping craft beer paired with local fare.

Purchase your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train
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