2014 SOUTH DAKOTA 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2013 - 2010)
January 7-9, 2014 Dakota Farm Show
Vermillion, South Dakota
For over 30 years, the DAKOTA Farm Show has kicked off the new year by showcasing over 280 exhibitors representing over 1000 agricultural products and services, all inside the temperature-controlled USD DakotaDome. Join over 25,000 agricultural producers from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota to review the latest farm technology focused on improving yields, reducing costs, managing risk.
January 21-25, 2014 Sioux Empire Farm Show - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Since 1954, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has been sponsoring one of the best farm shows in the upper Midwest. Over the years the show has grown to include the best market and purebred livestock from across the region as well as the latest in agricultural commercial exhibits. Attendance: 30,000.
January 22-24, 2014 Sioux Falls Farm Show - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The Sioux Falls Farm Show is part of Sioux Falls annual Salute to Agriculture. This event ties together the Sioux Falls Farm Show with the Sioux Empire Farm Show, the area’s premier livestock event hosted at WH Lyon Fairgrounds.
February 11-15, 2014 Watertown Winter Farm Show
Watertown, South Dakota
Livestock shows & sales, home & family programs, educational presentations, and commercial exhibits. (also: www.watertownsd.com )
February 14, 2014 VALENTINE’S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
March 3-7, 2014 National School Breakfast Week 2014 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.
March 25, 2014 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
April 22, 2014 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.
May 11, 2014 MOTHER’S DAY
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May).
June 6-7, 2014 Original South Dakota BBQ Championships
Huron, South Dakota
Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned with $12,000 in cash prizes. Also a Peoples Choice Backyard BBQ Competition. Anyone can compete in the Backyard BBQ portion of the event. (All of the meat is provided; lamb, pork & turkey; so you do not have to bring your own meat). And Don't miss the F.A.T. Friday Chili Challenge open to everyone.
June 19-21, 2014 Teapot Days - Tea, South Dakota
Crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot, teapot displays, carnival, parade, 5k run, tractor pull, car show, antique farm equipment, cow pie bingo, fireworks and more.
June 21, 2014 International Vinegar Festival - Roslyn, South Dakota
Roslyn's Vinegar Festival is a celebration event with parade, live music, arts and crafts, vendors, food, and of course, Vinegar! The Vinegar Museum is open with free admission.
June 21-22, 2014 Antique Power Show - Huron, South Dakota
Experience the historical days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines during the Antique Tractor and Power Show. The event features about 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games. The Antique Power Show always takes place the weekend of Father’s Day, so bring Dad out to enjoy the many things to see! The event is held at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds and admission is free.
JULY 4, 2014 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 18-19, 2014 Cookin' on Kampeska - Watertown, South Dakota
The successful family friendly event will feature a State Championship Kansas City BBQ Society competition. With over $8,000 in prize money to be given away along with a bid to the National BBQ Competition, Cookin' on Kampeska is expected to draw both national and international competitors. We are ramping up the entertainment this year!
July 25-27, 2014 Bruce Honey Days - Bruce, South Dakota
A weekend for the whole family. Honey cook-off, bean-bag tournament, teen dance, craft show, parade, car show, whopper feed, honey fudge & ice cream, volleyball tournament, kids activities, and street dance.
August 2, 2014 23rd Annual Clark Potato Day - Clark, South Dakota
The potato is king in Clark where each year the town throws a party in honor of its favorite over-used, under-appreciated starch. Potato Day includes entertainment, parades, potato sack races, recipe contests, potato sculptures, craft market, world famous mashed potato wrestling, dance band at night and many more events.
August 18-21, 2014 DakotaFest 2014 - Mitchell, South Dakota
Annual outdoor farm show that takes place outside of Mitchell, South Dakota. The show includes more than 550 companies on over 50 acres of land. (also: www.farmshows.com ) Attendance: 30,000.
November 27, 2014 THANKSGIVING DAY
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).