So much Fall Fun to be had in Rapid City this year!
September 27 - 29, 2019 - Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival - 54th Anniversary
Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo in Custer State Park. Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, but it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd. The Buffalo Roundup will begin at 9:30 a.m. MT on Friday, September 29 with the parking lots opening at 6:15 a.m. Be sure to get there early if you want to pick your spot. Guests must stay in the viewing areas until the herd is safely in the corrals, generally around noon. Breakfast is available at 6:15 a.m. in both viewing areas. Lunch is served at the corrals once the buffalo are rounded up. There is a fee for both meals. The Arts Festival will be held throughout the event Friday through Sunday. Testing, branding, and sorting of the buffalo begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until approximately 3 p.m. Crews will work the remainder of the herd in October.
September 28, 2019 - Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival
Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for the tenth year. Visit Main Street Square, venture down Sixth St., and into Memorial Park for a day full of fall fun including TWO rounds of pumpkin catapults, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Downtown pub crawl, Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, pony rides, Scarecrow Stroll, vendors and more. Main Street Square and event sponsors, RESPEC, Black Hills State University, The Vertex Sky Bar, Scull Construction, Regional Health, Bud Light, Assurant, HomeSlice Media Group and KOTA, invite you to spend the day at this family-friendly event in Downtown Rapid City.
October 5, 2019 - Bierborse
The ninth annual Bierborse, a favorite of local craft beer enthusiasts, will take place in Downtown Rapid City. Try a selection of beers in two microbrew tents, participate in a beer stock exchange, dance to the musical stylings of a polka band, test your strength in a stein holding competition, team up for keg bowling and more. The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol.
October 11 - 13, 2019 - Black Hills Powwow
Experience the proud heritage and majestic pageantry of Native American dancers and drum groups as the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota nations gather for this annual celebration. Come and see the grand entrance, drum groups, and dance competitions.
October 26, 2019 - Scare in the Square
Tiny ghouls and goblins invade Main Street Square for an afternoon of ghostly family fun. Scare in the Square is held in conjunction with the Downtown Rapid City Business Groups Downtown Trick-or-Treat and Vitalant. Both events are free. Children and parents are encouraged to wear costumes, bring their own trick-or-treat bags and meet at Main Street Square, where they may pick up a map of participating Downtown businesses. Downtown motorists are asked to be aware of trick-or-treaters throughout the day.
October 26, 2019 - Downtown Trick or Treat
Celebrate Halloween in Downtown Rapid City. Dress up in costumes and visit Downtown businesses for candy and other treats. Visit Main Street Square for Scare in the Square, which will offer tons of ghostly family fun on Sixth St. For more information, visit DowntownRapidCity.com. (less)... Read more
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