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Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch


August 18, 2018    

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Truly western; The Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete in BULL Riding, Bronc Riding, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. The Clowns and "Mutton Bustin" are sure to please the crowd. Cowboys and Cowgirls will sign autographs followed by a Cowboy dance with Live Music. See ya at the Rodeo!!

Event Location:

Palmer Gulch

Rails & Ales 1880 Train


August 18, 2018   3:30 pm

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August 18, 2018

3:30 pm event begins, 5:00 pm departure

Ticket includes assigned seating, live music, beer sampling from local breweries, local BBQ and beer served on the train, assigned seating and keepsake glass.

Tickets $59 per adult.  Visit https://www.1880train.com/events.html for more details!

Event Location:

1880 Train, Hill City

Hill City Wine, Brew, & BBQ


August 24, 2018  - August 25, 2018   

If you love great BBQ, a flavorful glass of wine or an excellent craftbrew, music and fun--all wrapped up into one event--then Hill City is the place to be for this year's 6th Annual Wine Brew & BBQ! Held Friday and Saturday, August 24th & 25th, you can join with barbeque lovers from all over the region and beyond to sample lovingly-created BBQ from more than 30 of the best Pit Masters and BBQ enthusiasts. Vote for your favorite in the People's Choice Competition, always a crowd pleaser.  And bring your family! Kids will enjoy seeing the "Kids Q" Junior Competition, new this year. Enjoy tasty fare at BBQ Alley or grab a brew or glass of wine from the Wine & Brew Village and head for the live music. It's two days of big flavor, big fun and big festivities while taking in Hill City, the Heart of the Black Hills. See you there!

Event Location:

Hill City, SD

LABOR DAY WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE, CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL


September 1, 2018  - September 3, 2018   

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Join us at Crazy Horse Memorial for our annual Labor Day Weekend Open House.

American Indian artists are featured throughout Visitor Complex during the weekend.

 Crazy Horse Memorial

September 01, 2018 – September 03, 2018 

All Day Event

Address:

12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy HorseSD 57730

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch


September 2, 2018    

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Truly western; The Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete in BULL Riding, Bronc Riding, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. The Clowns and "Mutton Bustin" are sure to please the crowd. Cowboys and Cowgirls will sign autographs followed by a Cowboy dance with Live Music. See ya at the Rodeo!!

Event Location:

Palmer Gulch

Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial


September 6, 2018   5:00 pm

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September 6, 2018 -    Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast

The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

The public is welcome at the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive in lieu of the regular admission fee. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial’s most popular events, the public is advised to arrive early. The restaurant at Crazy Horse closes at 4pm on the evenings of the night blasts but the Snack Shop remains open.

Important note: Night blasts are conducted on a “weather permitting” basis.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch


September 7, 2018    

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Hosted by the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, home to Mount Rushmore KOA and Mount Rushmore Lodge, Polkapalooza is a summertime favorite for traveler and locals alike.

At only $5 per person per night for admission, Polkapalooza is a bargain.

On Friday night, sample some authentic German food and drink. Then show off your dancing moves.

Then come back for Day 2 of this Friday-Saturday celebration, Sept. 7-8, 2018


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Event Location:

Palmer Gulch

2018 Hill City Quilt Show


September 8, 2018  - September 9, 2018   

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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 2018, 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

Trolley on the Trail


September 12, 2018   9:15 am - 2:00 pm

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Trolley rides allow those with physical

limitations to experience the beautiful      George S. Mickelson Trail.

     Designed for mobility impaired & elderly primarily, but is for people of all ages who are physically unable to experience the trail.

     The rides are held in the summer and are approximately 4 hours long. Reservations are REQUIRED. Each person is allowed one assistant to accompany them, if needed. The Trolley has space available for one wheelchair.

For more in depth information please call the

Hill City Chamber at 605-574-2368

Reservations Closed for Wednesday, September 12th & Wednesday July 18th, Taking backup reservations only at this time!

  • Wednesday, July 18th-HILL CITY
  • Wednesday, September 12th-HILL CITY

 

Event Location:

Hill City, SD

Mickelson Trail Trek - 21st Annual


September 14, 2018    

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  • Mickelson Trail Trek - 21st Annual
    More information coming closer to the event date.
    Custer, SD
     
  • Friday, September 14th, 2018
    3:00 PM (Mountain)

    The registration fee for the 3-day ride entitles riders to full amenities during the Mickelson Trail Trek, including an annual trail pass, shuttle service, merchandise, refreshments, 3 meals and 6 snacks. Registration packets and additional ride information will be distributed either Thursday night at Early Bird Check- In or on Friday morning. 
    Location & More info: TBD 

Event Location:

TBD
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