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South Dakota Events

Discover the state's bounty of activities.

The following events were supplied to us by festival organizers and tourism offices throughout the state, and selected by Midwest Living editors. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all events in this state. If you decide to go, call first: Dates and specific events can change at the last minute.

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Brown County Fair

August 10 - 16, 2015

This week long family friendly event has concerts, a carnival, vendors, 4-H livestock, arts & craft shows, and demonstrations. This is the largest free admission fair in South Dakota. Held at the Brown County Fairgrounds.(605) 626-7116;


Vintiques Show and Shine Car Show 

September 12, 2015

Kemp Avenue in Uptown Watertown is the host of the 36th Annual Show & Shine Car Show.  Over 450 shiny cars and trucks are sure to bring back memories of the "good ole days".  Register your exhibit or just come to stroll down memory lane.  Enjoy food vendors, restaurants and music.  12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  FREE admission.  (800) 658-4505;


South Dakota Film Festival

September 30 - October 4, 2015

South Dakota's Premiere Film Festival features jury-selected films from South Dakota and around the world. Held at Aberdeen Capitol Theatre. (605) 725-2697;


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