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Wine Express

September 15, 2018    


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!

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1880 Train

Trees & Trains Exhibit Open Thru December

November 24, 2017  - December 31, 2017   


Talk about the best and most convenient location for a railroad history and interactive experience in South Dakota - right next to the Black Hills Central Railroad's depot in Hill City! The museum focuses on educating the public on the railroad companies that have served South Dakota from 1872 to the present time through educational experiences, memorabilia and collections.
Receive $1 off museum admission with an 1880 Train ticket!

Questions regarding the Museum can be directed to Rick Mills at 605-574-9000 or sent to sdsrrm@gmail.com

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SD Railroad Museum

Tour de Chocolate

February 10, 2018    


Tour de Chocolate on Saturday, Feb. 10th

Hill City's Tour de Chocolate is a tour de force!

Chocolate treats and suprises abound at this Hill City Annual Event.  Always held the Saturday closest to Valentine's Day, come and stroll Hill City's Main Street shops for chocolate delights, gifts for your special sweetheart and Valentine or to experience the cool ambiance of Hill City, it's charm and hospitality.  Family-friendly with treats and specials at Main Street merchants. 

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Main St. Hill City


February 10, 2018   11:00  - 2:00 pm


zlookin' for a little fun and excitement on a February winter day?  

Head for Hill City February 10th!  Not only is Hill City's Tour de Chocolate that day it's also the Polar Bear Chili Cook-off and Minnow Races event, coordinated by the Tin City Masonic Lodge!

Look for the excitement on Main Street - Hill City, SD (IN PARKING AREA ACROSS FROM HARNEY PEAK INN HOTEL)

1.) Best White Chili 
2.) Best Red Chili 
3.) Best Green Chili 
4.) Best Booth Décor 

Competitors Entry Fee for Chili Entries - $25.00 

Tasting Fee - $5.00 per person, children under 7 free 
You may enter one or all categories 
All booths should be decorated for the event 

Entrance fee for Minnow Races - $5 for kids and $10 for adults 
Prizes will be awarded for all chili categories as well as minnow races 
Contact Info: 
Ron Rossknecht 606-391-1162 or 
John Knapp 605-209-0686 
Jack Welker 605-381-1293

It's great way to enjoy the day with your family!

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Shop Hill City Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2018    


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Service Personnel Appreciation Day

May 19, 2018    

A day to honor those who serve our country in the military.

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Sculpture in the Hills

June 23, 2018  - June 24, 2018   


Sculpture in the Hills

Near two of the world’s largest sculptures--Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse--the Hill City Arts Council hosts the region’s only annual sculpture show and sale with more than 20 artists who share their process and fine art objects with almost 3000 attendees.  Always free, always the last weekend in June.  (www.hillcityarts.org)

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Hill City

Run For The Rangers

March 25, 2018    

2018 Run for the Rangers 3-Mile Run/Walk!

Run for the Rangers 2018 is already on the calendar for spring! See below for details, and stay tuned to see when registration for our 2018 race opens up! Registration includes a race t-shirt, a chance to win over $10,000 in door prizes from our fantastic race sponsors, and a post-race meal! 

  • Race day is Sunday, March 25th, 2018

  • 3-Mile Run or Walk!

  • Registration: 11:45am-12:45pm at Granite Sports

  • Race starts at 1:00pm

  • Pre-registration: $25 if received at Granite Sports by Feb. 24th, 2018. After Feb. 24th - Race Day Registration: $30

  • All proceeds go to fund Hill City High School Scholarships!!

Grab your favorite running shoes and friends and head out to support the Hill City Rangers!

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Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon

October 7, 2018    

Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon, Crazy Horse, Custer, Hill City

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Crazy Horse, Custer


June 24, 2018    


The Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch will be full of thrills and spills and some good old fashioned western fun. From Bulls and Broncs to Ropes and Barrels, this fun filled event even has Mutton Bust'n for the kids. See y'all at the Rodeo!

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Mt Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch
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