South Dakota Food Festivals & Food Shows
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2017 SOUTH DAKOTA: JUNE to AUGUST 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2016)
July 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list
August 15-17, 2017
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.
2016 SOUTH DAKOTA: JUNE to AUGUST 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates
June 3-4, 2016 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 11, 2016 - 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.
June 15-18, 2016 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 18, 2016 - 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 18-19, 2016 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 15-16, 2016 Cookin' on Kampeska - Watertown, South Dakota
The successful family friendly event will feature a State Championship Kansas City BBQ Society competition. With over $10,000 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! (also: www.watertownsd.com/ )
July 29-31, 2016 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 6, 2016 25th 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 20, 2016 Plankinton 12th 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.
August 24-28, 2016 - 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 26-27, 2016 Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ
Hill City, South Dakota
August 27-28, 2016 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!