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Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ

August 20, 2021  - August 21, 2021   


 If you love great BBQ, a flavorful glass of wine or an excellent craft brew, music, and fun–all wrapped up into one event–then Hill City is the place to be for this year’s 8th Annual Wine Brew & BBQ! Held Friday and Saturday, August 20th & 21st, you can join with barbecue 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!

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Downtown Hill City

Mount Rushmore Rodeo #4-Mount Rushmore at Palmer Gulch KOA

August 21, 2021    


The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.  Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mount Rushmore at Palmer Gulch KOA

Mount Rushmore Rodeo #5-Mount Rushmore at Palmer Gulch KOA

September 5, 2021    


The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.  Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mount Rushmore at Palmer Gulch KOA

Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 6, 2021    


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 to the night blasts. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial’s most popular events, the public is advised to arrive early, regular admission rates apply. The restaurant at Crazy Horse closes at 4:00 p.m. on the evenings of the night blasts, but the Snack Shop remains open.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Hill City Quilt Show & Sale

September 11, 2021  - September 12, 2021   


2021 Hill City Quilt Show & Sale - Located in the Hill City Middle School gyms, 488 E Main St, Hill City, SD 57745.

Join us September 11th & 12th from 9 am – 4 pm daily for this two-day celebration of fabric arts. The show features a vendor hall, demonstrations, prizes, special events, and over 200 beautiful quilts.  Admission is $5 at the door for adults. Kids ages 18 & under get in free.

Special events will include a Featured Artist, a Bed-Turning & Supper on Saturday, and a Pillowcase Roundup to help area kids in need.

Xi Alpha Chi Presents: Bed-Turning Show & Supper on Saturday, September 11th at 5:00 pm.

Advance reservations are required for the Bed Turning & Supper.  Tickets for this event are $20.00 and can be requested by calling Kay at 605.574.2937 for tickets.  Payment can be made at the door.

Bring a quilt for the bed and a story to share.

If you are a quilter or fiber artist interested in entering, please email us at info@hillcityarts.org
We would be happy to get you an entry form.  Early entry deadline is August 1st.  Final deadline is August 23rd.

For more information visit http://www.hillcityarts.org/hill-city-quilt-show . Contact the Hill City Arts Council at 605-574-2810 or info@hillcityarts.org .

The 2021 Hill City Quilt Show is brought to you through a partnership with the Hill City Quilt Show Committee, Heart of the Hills Quilters Guild, and Hill City Arts Council.

Event Location:

Hill City Middle School

9th Annual Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 26, 2021    


Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch in September. The autumn hike will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Native Americans' Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

October 11, 2021    


South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans' Day on the second Monday in October annually. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day.

The South Dakota Legislature established the Native Americans' Day holiday at the urging of Gov. George S. Mickelson. He declared 1990 as a "Year of Reconciliation" and called for the first Native Americans' Day observance to be held at Crazy Horse Memorial®, where the likeness of the Lakota leader is being carved to honor the Native Americans. (Click here to see the 1990 state statute)

At the first holiday gathering, held at Crazy Horse Memorial®, Gov. Mickelson told more than 1,200 people, "We can’t turn back the clock. We can only turn to the future together. What we can do as leaders, both Native American and white, is teach others that we can change attitudes."

The Native Americans' Day celebration at Crazy Horse includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, which honors an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient’s school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students. The holiday's program also includes a public program featuring Native American singers and dancers.  A free buffalo stew lunch is available to all visitors courtesy of Korczak’s Heritage, Inc., Laughing Water Restaurant®, and Custer State Park.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

October 20, 2021    

Visitors may walk to the tomb of sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) to pay respect to him; his wife Ruth Ziolkowski (1926-2014); daughters Anne and Dawn; and son-in-law, James Howe-laid to rest at the family cemetery. (weather permitting).

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Hill City Girlfriends' Weekend

November 5, 2021  - November 7, 2021   


Need a girls getaway this year?

The Eighth Annual Girlfriends' Weekend will begin on Friday, November 5th and continue into Sunday November 7th.  https://www.hillcitygirlfriends.com/specials-activities

Make your plans now!  Join us for a "Hot time in Hill City!"   Three days that sizzle with fashion, activities, food, fun, comedy, brunch, shopping, friendship and more!
In addition to casually strolling through Hill City to enjoy shopping and in-store happenings at participating businesses, you can check out your dining options, sit back and relax and enjoy the wine or beer tastings while catching up with your BFFs.
Stay tuned for details as we update this event here and on Facebook , or give us a call at 605 -574-2368.  See you soon!  https://www.hillcitygirlfriends.com/specials-activities

Event Location:

Hill City

Hill City Olde Tyme Christmas Parade & Celebration Kick-off

November 26, 2021  - December 26, 2021   


This free family-friendly event happens every year the day after Thanksgiving!  Enjoy shopping, specials and old-world charm in Hill City as we start the month-long festivities that comprise Hill City’s Olde Tyme Christmas! Take a ride on the 1880 Train to the North Pole and add some sparkle to your day by viewing the Trees & Trains exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum.   On Friday, November 26th, bring your loved ones to gather at the Alpine Inn at 5pm for roasted chestnuts and cider, followed by our home-town lighted parade at 6pm.  Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance in the parade and afterward, they take a break from toy-making duties to hand out apples to children and hear their fondest wishes for Christmas at Old World Plaza.  Take a break from the hustle-and-bustle all through December and make Hill City’s Olde Tyme Christmas part of your regular family tradition this year with us!

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