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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

Wine Express


September 16, 2017    

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There is no better way to enjoy fall in the Black Hills than riding an authentic steam engine while sipping local wines paired with tasty food courses! Live entertainment in station will be provided by local western musician, Brent Morris. The Wine Express is a truly unique experience that is one of our most popular events, so do not wait to purchase your tickets!

Purchase your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Octoberfest Express


September 23, 2017    

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Wilkommen to our German inspired event that brings together our favorite German foods, tasty seasonal beer and of course live polka music! When you combine all of this together with a scenic steam train ride through the Black Hills, you have the perfect outing for a group of friends, family and more.

Purchase your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Last Evening Lighting Ceremony


September 30, 2017    

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Each evening, May through September, a ceremony is held in the park's outdoor Amphitheater. It highlights the making of this national monument with a video, flag lowering ceremony, a salute to veterans and lighting of the memorial.

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore National Memorial

Autumn Volksmarch


October 1, 2017    

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5th Annual Fall Volksmarch - October 1, 2017
This autumn hike on Sunday, October 1 is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volksmarch Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day


October 20, 2017    

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Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial
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