2013 SOUTH DAKOTA 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(See also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
January 8-10, 2013 Dakota Farm Show - Vermillion, S Dakota
The 30th annual event.
January 22-26, 2013 2013 Sioux Empire Farm Show - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Attended by 30,000 people annually, the show provides to farmers and stockmen educational programs and agricultural exhibits revealing new and improved technology for accomplishing the highest degree of farming efficiency.
February 5-9, 2013 Watertown Winter Farm Show - Watertown, South Dakota
Livestock shows & sales, home & family programs, educational presentations, and commercial exhibits.
February 14, 2013 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 4-8, 2013 National School Breakfast Week 2013 - 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. Each year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) helps schools to celebrate NSBW with a fun theme – this year it is School Breakfast--Go For The Gold.
March 19, 2013 '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, 2013 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. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.
May 31-June 1, 2013 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 13-16, 2013 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.
JULY 4, 2013 - 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 15-17, 2013 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 19-20, 2013 Cookin' on Kampeska: Wing Fling & BBQ Thing
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!
August 3, 2013 22nd 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 17, 2013 Plankinton Annual Pheasant Fest - Plankinton, South Dakota
Plankinton is located in a prime South Dakota hunting area. The festival includes a demolition derby, greased pig contest, candy toss, kiddie parade, street dance and a progressive supper serving 1000 pheasants prepared by local business people.
August 20-22, 2013 DakotaFest 2013 - 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.
August 21-25, 2013 Corn Palace Festival - Mitchell, South Dakota
The Corn Palace Festival is a celebration of the annual redecoration of the world's only corn palace. The best in entertainment, carnival rides, food & specialty vendors, along with the locals bringing in their best produce to be judged makes this an event you will want to attend.
August 24-25, 2013 Great Dakota Wine Festival - Vermillion, South Dakota
Includes wine tastings from South Dakota wineries, grape stomping, live music, cooking demonstrations, and amateur wine making competition.
August 29-Sept 2, 2013 South Dakota State Fair - Huron, South Dakota
September 6-7, 2013 Ribs, Rods & Rock 'n Roll - Vermillion, South Dakota
Enjoy two big days of world class BBQ ribs, classic cars, food vendors, arts & crafts, street dance, beer garden, music fest, State BBQ Championship cook-off, children's games, and much, much more! Held in downtown Vermillion.
September 27-29, 2013 48th Annual Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Custer, South Dakota
Feel the thunder and watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo. Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd. Following the roundup, stay and watch park staff sort, brand and vaccinate the herd in preparation for the fall buffalo sale. At the 20th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, up to 150 vendors will offer for sale their fine arts and crafts including many South Dakota made products.
September 28, 2013 Dutch Oven Cook Off - Custer, South Dakota
Come sample some of the best Dutch Oven cooking in the region at the Cabela's Challenge Dutch Oven Cook Off, sponsored by Cabela's and the Black Hills Dutchers.Â Dutchers from across the region will complete for points and prizes in this sanctioned international Dutch Oven Society Cook Off. Tasting begins after the dishes have been judged around Noon. Tasting donations will go to the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.
September 29, 2013 22nd Annual Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-off
Custer, South Dakota
Join the "herd" at Custer State Park's chili cook-off, where the competition is just as hot as the chili! Cooking begins at 10 a.m., public tasting at 2 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment as you stroll the heritage arts and crafts exhibits.
October 11-12, 2013 Webster Area Pumpkin Fest - Webster, South Dakota
14th annual Webster Pumpkin Fest & Lighted Autumn Parade. Pumpkin weigh-ins, hayrides, pumpkin olympics, crafts, food, entertainment, pony rides, quilt show, barrel train, bounce houses, lighted parade Saturday night, McCrossan Horse & Hitch Team wagon rides, and golf cart/lawn mower/4-wheeler poker run.
November 7-9, 2013 Ringneck Festival & Bird Dog Challenge - Huron, South Dakota
The 16th year of the Huron Ringneck Festival competition and the 12th year for the Bird Dog Challenge. Thirty teams with participants from as far away as Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska compete in the event. The Ringneck Festival competitive hunt consists of six-member teams, each attempting to bring back 18 pheasants. The Huron Ringneck Festival Bird Dog Challenge is an exhibition that tests the skills of dogs and hunters.
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day - Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).