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Deadwood PBR

Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018

Days of ’76 Event Complex, Deadwood, SD
Bull riding is one of the most extreme sports known to man and the best of the best belong to the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). The PBR and Libby Productions will bring the top bulls and the top riders to Deadwood, June 8-9, 2018.

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo

Jun 9, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wild Action! Thrilling Competition! 

Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Tickets are available for purchase at the rodeo. The event is FREE for Resort Guests & children under 5, $10 with day-use pass, and $5 for kids 6-12 years old.

Events Include:

  • Barrel Racing
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Kids Mutton Bustin'

Palmer Gulch Address: 12620 Highway 244 Hill City, SD 57745

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo

Jun 24, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wild Action! Thrilling Competition! 

Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Tickets are available for purchase at the rodeo. The event is FREE for Resort Guests & children under 5, $10 with day-use pass, and $5 for kids 6-12 years old.

Events Include:

  • Barrel Racing
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Kids Mutton Bustin'

Palmer Gulch Address: 12620 Highway 244 Hill City, SD 57745

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Deadwood Days of '76

Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018

Truly the “Best Rodeo. No Bull”.  The Days of ’76 Rodeo is the PRCA Midsize Rodeo of the Year and has been every year since 2004! The 2018 Days of ’76 is Tuesday, July 24th thru Saturday the 28th, 2018. PRCA Rodeo Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Parade is Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on Historic Deadwood’s Main Street.

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo

Aug 8, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wild Action! Thrilling Competition! 

Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Tickets are available for purchase at the rodeo. The event is FREE for Resort Guests & children under 5, $10 with day-use pass, and $5 for kids 6-12 years old.

Events Include:

  • Barrel Racing
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Kids Mutton Bustin'

Palmer Gulch Address: 12620 Highway 244 Hill City, SD 57745

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo

Aug 18, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wild Action! Thrilling Competition! 

Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Tickets are available for purchase at the rodeo. The event is FREE for Resort Guests & children under 5, $10 with day-use pass, and $5 for kids 6-12 years old.

Events Include:

  • Barrel Racing
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Kids Mutton Bustin'

Palmer Gulch Address: 12620 Highway 244 Hill City, SD 57745

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo

Sep 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wild Action! Thrilling Competition! 

Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Tickets are available for purchase at the rodeo. The event is FREE for Resort Guests & children under 5, $10 with day-use pass, and $5 for kids 6-12 years old.

Events Include:

  • Barrel Racing
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Kids Mutton Bustin'

Palmer Gulch Address: 12620 Highway 244 Hill City, SD 57745

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2016 American Quarter Horse Region 2 Championship

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

We have a trade show grand enough to satisfy the most avid shopper.  Fine Designs offers official R2 souvenirs and merchandise, and we host a silent auction to benefit our youth affiliate.  There will also be a clinic and ice cream social.  Lots to do at R2! ​

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Custer State Park Annual Buffalo Roundup

Sep 28, 2018 9:30am

Witness one of the last great events of the Old West: the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls on horseback and park crews in pickups round up the 1,300 buffalo and drive them into the corrals. Following the roundup, watch park crews sort, brand and vaccinate the herd in preparation for the fall sale. Breakfast is available in both viewing areas and lunch in the corrals following the roundup. Park entrance fees are waived the day of the roundup.

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Annual Buffalo Auction

Nov 17, 2018 9:00am

Each November Custer State Park conducts a buffalo auction to keep herd numbers in check with the available rangeland forage. Between 250 and 400 buffalo and a few burros are sold at this auction. Buyers and the public are invited to view the auction. Info: (605) 255-4515. Funds generated from the sale help support the operation of the state park system. The sale has played an important role in establishing herds of buffalo throughout the United States. Buffalo, which once faced extinction, now the number reaches over 250,000.

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