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Black Hills Film Festival

May 4, 2016  - May 7, 2016   


Event Location:

Hill City

Art Extravaganza

May 7, 2016    



Artists & Musicians throughout town! 


Sponsored by the Hill City Merchants Group/Hill City Art Extravaganza

Event Location:

Hill City

Mother's Day Brunch

May 8, 2016   11:30  - 1:30 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery

This year, treat your mom to a memorable Mother’s Day in the Black Hills—at Prairie Berry Winery’s Mother’s Day brunch!

Tickets: $30 adults; $10 kids (12 & under)


  • Yogurt and Granola Bar—Homemade yogurt and granola with fresh fruit
  • Gourmet Bagel Bar—Housemade bagels with whipped cream cheese and toppings
  • Soup, Salad and Quiche Station—Quiche Lorraine, smoked salmon quiche, roasted tomato and basil soup, and mixed greens salad with seasonal fruit and goat cheese
  • Dessert Bar—Carrot cake, salted caramel chocolate cake, balsamic marinated strawberries and vanilla bean panna cotta
  • Kids’ station—Donut hole skewers, fresh fruit, chocolate chip pancakes
  • Coffee and water – Other drinks available for purchase

Buy your tickets online at PrairieBerry.com, by calling 605.574.9631 or onsite at Prairie Berry Winery.

Event Location:

The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery

Mother’s Day Express – Opening Day

May 8, 2016   1:15 pm


Mother's Day Express – May 8, 2016

Treat your mother to a unique and unforgettable steam train ride through the beautiful Black Hills. This is definitely an adventure your mother will never forget. 

Please note: Seating is assigned by coach for the Mother’s Day Express option. In order to sit together, passengers must be under one reservation and one payment. Credit card is charged at time of purchase. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to check in with agent and pick up tickets. Like any ticketed event, all sales are final and no refunds or cancellations are offered unless ticketed train does not operate. Cars are heated and enclosed, however, dress for the weather as you will be waiting outside to board the train and we want everyone to be comfortable.

 Get your tickets early. Call 605-574-2222 for reservations or make them online. You must specify which option you would like at time of reservation.


Mother’s Day Express Option:

$40 Adults

$35 Designated Driver Adults

$24 Children (3-20)

under 2 ride free

Includes food, champagne and entertainment. Designated Driver and Child prices include a non-alcoholic drink.

Mother’s Day Standard Option:

$28 Adults

$12 Children (3-12)

under 2 ride free

The Standard Option includes train ride only. First come, first served seating.


May 8

Hill City: 1:15 pm

This train ride will have a 45 minute layover in Keystone to allow extra time for shopping. Passengers must allow enough time for re-boarding the train.

Event Location:

1880 Train Station

Keystone-Hill City Joint Dist. 30 House of Representatives Candidate Forum

May 10, 2016   6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for this forum and meet candidates running for Dist. 30 House of Representatives.  Questions must be submitted in writing in advance, and will be screened for duplication, legibility and suitability.  For a submission form to write your question, please e-mail the Keystone Chamber of Commerce: info@keystonechamber.com or e-mail the Hill City Chamber of Commerce: director@hillcitysd.com.

Taco bar will be available for attendees to enjoy between 6 and 6:30p. 

Event Location:

Keystone Community Center

1880 Train's Appreciation Day – May 21

May 21, 2016    

1880 Train's Appreciation Day

Active military and locals (residents of South Dakota & Wyoming) ride for FREE! This is the perfect opportunity to ride the 1880 Train with your family and friends. We appreciate our military who serve our country and also those who live close by and support our local communities. To reserve seats for this day, please contact our office at 605-574-2222Online tickets are not available for Train Appreciation Day.

Train Appreciation Day Schedule

9:30 AM: Winner of the “Name That Train contest” announced at the Hill City Depot - Find out how to enter and participate in naming our newest passenger car.

11 AM to 1:30 PM: Hill City Snack Bar Open – Snacks & beverages available for purchase

noon to 1:15 PM: Live music by Brent Morris & the Western Acoustics on the Hill City Snack Bar deck

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase onboard the train.

Please note: Seating is not assigned and is first come, first served. Group seating not available for this event. 24-hour, advanced reservations are required. Military ID or a local Driver’s License must be presented upon collecting tickets. Discount applies only to the person with valid ID and cannot be combined with another discount. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes in advance to check in with ticket agent and pick up tickets.


Saturday, May 21

Hill City Departures: 10:00 am & 1:15 pm

Keystone Departures: 11:15 am

Event Location:

1880 Train Station

Service Personnel Appreciation Day

May 21, 2016    

Event Location:

Hill City

Father’s Day Special

June 19, 2016    

1880 Train’s Father's Day Special

Dads ride for a child’s price ($16 discount!) when accompanied by a family member.

Special train robbery for dads on the 1:15pm & 3:45 pm departures.

Please note:  Seating is not assigned for this event. 24-hour, advanced reservations are required. Credit card is charged at time of purchase. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes in advance to check in with ticket agent and pick up tickets

Event Location:

Hill City

Sculpture in the Hills

June 25, 2016  - June 26, 2016   


Free show and sale featuring world-class sculpture from around the U.S.  For more information, go to hillcityarts.org

Event Location:

Hill City

Friends of the Library Book Sale

June 25, 2016   10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Location:

Hill City
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