2019 South Dakota: January to May 2019
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2018 )
January 3-5, 2019
36th Dakota Farm Show
Vermillion, South Dakota
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. Attendance: 25,000.
January 22-26, 2019 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 23-25, 2019 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 5-9, 2019 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 73rd 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. (also: www.watertownsd.com/ )
February 14, 2019 - 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.
February 16-23, 2019 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
March 4-8, 2019 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
March 19, 2019
'AgDay' National Agriculture Day
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
April 20, 2019
Rapid City, South Dakota
Grab your basket and hop down to Main Street Square for Eggstravaganza, featuring one of the area’s biggest Easter egg hunt in Memorial Park, family-friendly activities, and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. There is something fun for everyone in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, with inflatables, the Main Street Square Fun Express train, face painting, games, and more.
April 22, 2019 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 3, 2019 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
May 4, 2019 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.
May 12, 2019 MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 17, 2019 Huron Turkey Days - Huron, South Dakota
Just when you think you have seen it all... the annual Huron Turkey Races takes place every spring in downtown Huron! The event draws huge crowds eager to watch teams of two try to encourage their "turkey" team cross the finish line first for a chance to win a $1,000 nest egg. Sponsorships are available for purchase by local businesses and individuals. This year, a new twist has been added, football. Get ready for some football! Activities include skills games, a turkey pot pie eating contest, and more! Turkey legs and fowl balls will also be available to test your palate.
May 31-June 1, 2019 South Dakota BBQ Championships
Huron, South Dakota
South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned with over $14,000 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.
2018 South Dakota: January to May 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
waiting for new dates
May 10, 2018 Art and Wine Festival - Rapid City, South Dakota
Browse this hip and happy maker’s market while tasting a variety of flavorful wine samples! With wine glass in hand, you can peruse dozens of booths featuring an eclectic blend of handcrafted items, artisan designs, vintage treasures, and fabulous finds to inspire your creative soul. Enjoy live music, a wine pull and wine auction to stock your cellar for the year. The event is free to attend.