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Wine on the Rails, 1880 Train


June 26, 2019    

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Join us for a new event this year, Wine on the Rails!

This event combines beautiful scenery, a ride on a steam train, local wine, snacks and entertainment! See the sun set in the Black Hills while on board a vintage train, and all while drinking wine with friends and family!

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Event Location:

1880 Train

Trees & Trains SD State Railroad Museum


November 30, 2019   10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Trees and Trains at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum

Dates TBD

Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving & every weekend until Christmas.

Please check back later for updated information

 

Event Location:

SD State Railroad Museum

Think & Drink Trivia, Every Friday, Sick N Twisted Naked WInery


February 1, 2019  - May 31, 2019  6:00 pm

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Join us every Friday night for Trivia and drinks!
Sign up from 6pm-6:30pm
Game starts at 6:30pm!!

Event Location:

Sick N Twisted Brewing/ Naked Winery

The Best of Hill City 2019- Mother's Day Weekend


May 11, 2019  - May 12, 2019   

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The Best of Hill City
Mother’s Day Weekend

Make Hill City your destination Mother's Day Weekend and enjoy The Best of Hill City with us! 

Visitors downtown will be able to see and meet artists and musicians showcasing their talents, plus there will be lots of in-store specials, too. and much more! ....And be sure to treat yourself or Mom to a favorite meal at any of Hill City's wonderful restaurants. 

Make a special memory with your mom and someone you love this weekend in Hill City--The Heart of the Black Hills!

See you May 11th in Hill City!

Event Location:

Main Street Hill City

Stone Faces Winery-Ribbon Cutting-Stay & Play Trivia


May 2, 2019   5:00 pm

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Stone Faces Winery-Ribbon Cutting-Stay & Play Trivia,
Proceeds to support the Hill City EDC.

Starts at 5p


We are Stone Faces Winery, we are named after the ‘Stone Face’ that is seen on the hill across from the business. Our wines are made in Vermillion, SD at Valiant Vineyards Winery with the owners being Eldon and Sherry Nygaard. They have vineyards there also and a Bed and Breakfast, event room, tasting room and great views.

Event Location:

Stone Faces Winery

Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City


June 22, 2019  - June 23, 2019   

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“Guardian”  Artist Scott Luken’s “Guardian” earned 1st Place Best of Show at the 2018 Sculpture in the Hills.

June 22 & 23, 2019

Located between two of the world’s largest and most famous sculptures, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, Hill City is the logical spot for the Sculpture in the Hills Art Show & Sale. The show is juried, which means that quality for buyers is guaranteed. Sculpture in the Hills also is intimate, with a maximum of 25 artists per year, showing together under one tent just off Main Street—between the famous Alpine Inn and Granite Sports.

Free to the public on Saturday and Sunday- it’s your chance to meet and talk with the artists, see world-class sculpture, and have a great time!

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Event Location:

Hill City

Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon


October 6, 2019    

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REGISTER TODAY FOR THE MARATHON OR HALF MARATHON!

RUN IN THE SHADOWS OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MOUNTAIN CARVING TO FINISH ON MAIN STREET IN THE HEART OF THE BLACK HILLS, HILL CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA. EVENT AD BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BLACK HILLS AND BADLANDS TOURISM ASSOCIATION.

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Event Location:

Crazy Horse-Custer-Hill City

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch


September 6, 2019  - September 7, 2019   

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Polka Time!

  • Great German food
  • Refreshing beverages
  • Toe-tapping music
  • Great dancing on display
  • Only $5 admission per person, per night


Two Days of Fun And Food

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. 6th & 7th, 2019.

Get your polka on!

At the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, we take fun seriously. That’s why we’re proud to host Polkapalooza every year. It’s a great event that brings smiles to hundreds of folks every summer.

Event Location:

Palmer Gulch

Old West Shootout, 1880 Train


June 1, 2019    

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VARIOUS DATES:

Please Check the Train Schedule Here


Experience an old west shootout aboard the 1880 Train! The shootout begins at the Hill City Station where a few bad guys board the train and hide their treasure. The train is stopped by cowboys and “held up” halfway between Keystone and Hill City. It's a good thing the sheriff is in town!

To see the shootout, you must ride the designated Hill City to Keystone departure.

“Special Seating” for the shootout is available for these departures. These seats provide the best views of the shootout and are located in the middle three passenger cars, Red Fern, Oreville, and Harney Canyon. These seats are only available to those who begin their ride in Hill City at 6:45pm.

Event Location:

1880 Train

Oktoberfest Express, 1880 Train


September 28, 2019    

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Oktoberfest Express – September 28

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train!

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
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