With so many events taking place in South Dakota, we understand how it can be overwhelming to remember them all. We’ve decided to highlight our favorite things happening week by week, focusing on unique, fun, and creative events across the state.


October 1-5. University of South Dakota, Vermillion. All day. Head to the University of South Dakota to celebrate all things coyote during homecoming week. Check out the parade, the football game, and all of the on and off campus activities leading up to the big day. Go Yotes! More info: usd.edu.


October 1-5. South Dakota State University, Brookings. All day. Make your way to South Dakota State University to celebrate homecoming with all of your favorite jackrabbits. From pep rallies to parties, this week will be full of hobo pride, all leading to a big parade and game. Go Jacks! More info: sdstate.edu.


October 4. Downtown, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. Just in case you needed another reason to go to downtown Sioux Falls, they are hosting the October Art & Wine Walk. Join stores like Duluth Trading Company, Bechtold’s Jewelry, and Papa Woody’s Pizza in celebrating local artists of all kinds. Did we mention there will be wine? More info: dtsf.com.


October 5. Main Street Square, Rapid City. Noon. Ringing in its ninth year, Bierbörse is a festival that celebrates local craft beer, German heritage, and everything in between. Take your shot at the Stein Holding Competition, or participate in the Beer Stock Exchange. Either way, come thirsty and ready to polka. More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com.


October 5-6. Country Apple Orchard, Harrisburg. Times vary. Celebrate the 20th year of Harvest Festival by picking apples, pumpkins, and your favorite activity. Whether you are drawn to the pony rides of feeding the goats, the Country Apple Orchard has something for the whole family.More info: countryappleorchard.com.


Siouxland Heritage Museum’s Haunted Sioux Falls Tour
October 1st
Downtown, Sioux Falls
6:30 p.m.

Drag Trivia
October 2nd
Icon Lounge + Events, Sioux Falls
7:30 p.m.

October 4th – October 5th
Various locations, Deadwood
Times vary.

Paranormal Investigations of The Adams House
October 4th – October 5th
Historic Adams House, Deadwood
Times vary.


Sioux Falls Stampede vs Lincoln Stars
October 5th
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m.

USD Coyotes Football vs Indiana State Sycamores
October 5th
USD DakotaDome, Vermillion
4 p.m.

Run Crazy Horse
October 5th – October 6th
Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse
All day.


6th Annual Caffeine Cruise
October 1st – October 12th
Various locations, Rapid City
8 a.m.

Annual Wavi Community Candlelight Vigil
October 2nd
Main Street Square, Rapid City
6 p.m.

McCrossan Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting
October 4th
McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls
11:30 a.m.

Fetching Fall Craft & Bake Sale
October 5th
Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, Sioux Falls
11 a.m.


October 2nd
Crow Peak Brewing Company, Spearfish
7 p.m.

Brandford Marsalis Quartet
October 2nd
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
7:30 p.m.

The Doobie Brothers
October 2nd
Swiftel Center, Brookings
8 p.m.

October 3rd
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:30 p.m.

Mamma Mia
October 3rd – October 6th
Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls
Times vary.

Lip Sync Battle Royale
October 4th
Icon Lounge + Events, Sioux Falls
8:30 p.m.

Ravishing Rachimaninoff
October 5th
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
7:30 p.m.

Festival of Bands
October 5th
Howard Wood Field, Sioux Falls
7 a.m.

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