2018 SOUTH DAKOTA: JUNE to AUGUST 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2017 )
June 1-2, 2018
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.
June 13-16, 2018 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 16, 2018 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 16-17, 2018 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, 2018 4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.
July 20-21, 2018 - Cookin' on Kampeska - Watertown, South Dakota
Cookin' on Kampeska is two days of fun for the entire family! The Friday and Saturday event is packed full of exciting activities and entertainment. Corks & Kegs - Burger Battle - Kids' Que - Little Miss and Little Mr. Kampeska pageant - Frozen T-Shirt Challenge - Bean Bag Tournament - People's Choice BBQ - Cardboard Boat Races.
July 27-29, 2018 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 4, 2018 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 21-23, 2018
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.
August 22-26, 2018 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, 2018 Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ
Hill City, South Dakota
Mingle with some of the best competition BBQ teams in the region on Elm Street in downtown Hill City. The teams may be busy preparing their entries into the various divisions of the competition or serving their BBQ for the People's Choice competition. Stop by the event booth to purchase your beer & wine glass and people's choice tokens so that you can get in on the action. Expect dozens of regional beers and wines available to wash down the BBQ. There will also be food vendors selling BBQ if you miss the People's Choice competition.
August 25-26, 2018 The Great Dakota Wine Festival
Vermillion, South Dakota
Valiant Vineyards presents The Great Dakota Wine Fest, a bash from the past. We are celebrating the 1950's & you cats should make this scene. You'll be on cloud 9 tasting the different South Dakota wines & spirits. The "cook will be cookin" literally, during the cooking with wine demonstrations & amateur wine making competition. Have a blast while dancing to the original beats of Jami Lynn & various musicians. Hang and check out the vendors & the antique car show, grape stomp & even bring the ankle biters. Be there or be square!
August 30-Sept 3, 2018 South Dakota State Fair - Huron, South Dakota
2017 SOUTH DAKOTA: JUNE to AUGUST 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates
August 19, 2017 Plankinton 13th 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 around 1000 pheasants prepared by local business people.