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2016 SOUTH DAKOTA: January to May 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

January 5-7, 2016  Dakota Farm Show - Vermillion, South Dakota
For 32 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, and managing risk.

January 26-30, 2016  Sioux Empire Farm Show - Sioux Falls, S. 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 27-29, 2016
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 9-13, 2016  Watertown Winter Farm Show
Watertown, South Dakota
The Watertown Winter Farm Show is a five day event filled with entertainment and education for all ages. Celebrating our 70th year, we have been an outlet for the agriculture community to share new programs, opportunities, and ideas. Featured events include livestock shows and sales, home and family programs, educational presentations, commercial exhibits, zoo demonstrations and a Lego contest.

February 14, 2016  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 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association.

March 15, 2016  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

April 22, 2016  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 8, 2016  MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 20, 2016  Annual Huron Turkey Races: Kenturkey Derby
Huron, South Dakota
The event draws huge crowds eager to watch teams of two try to encourage their turkey feathered friend to cross the finish line first for a chance to win a $1,000 nest egg. Race turkeys are available for purchase by local businesses and individuals.  Activities this year include a Dizzy Bat Race, Wiffle Ball Throw Contest, Catcher's Race, Candy Scramble, Parade of Champs and Spirit Award. Turkey Legs and Fowl Balls will be available to test your palate.  Event proceeds go towards a community or civic cause identified prior to the event. Previous recipients of the proceeds include Huron Public Schools for athletic equipment and downtown beautification efforts.  The event is free to the public and fun for the entire family.

May 21, 2016  Frühlingsfest - Rapid City, South Dakota
Beer enthusiasts, celebrate the German culture and beer at Main Street Square's Frühlingsfest. Sample more than 30 beers, including summer seasonal beers and beers from local breweries. Frühlingsfest is held in conjunction with Main Street Square's Spring Market, which includes local foods, crafts and other specialty goods. Also, enjoy live music from the local bluegrass band, Six Mile Road!




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