1. 11th Annual Fall Volksmarch

October 1 • Crazy Horse Memorial • 7 a.m.

Lace up your hiking boots and make your way to Crazy Horse Memorial for the 11th Annual Fall Volksmarch. Hike up the dirt and gravel trails to get an up-close view of the Crazy Horse Mountain Carving. Before or after the hike, stop at The Laughing Water Restaurant for a quick bite to eat and a well-deserved refreshment.


2. Art & Wine Walk

October 6 • Downtown, Sioux Falls • 5 – 8 p.m.

Sip wine and have a great time at the October Art & Wine Walk. Take a stroll through a variety of shops, tasting wine at each, and discovering new artwork at every turn. Various venues throughout downtown host local artists, such as painters and musicians, and offer selections of red and white wines.


3. Oktoberfest

October 6 – 7 • Deadwood • All Day

Join the city of Deadwood and celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West. Enjoy live German music at PolkaFest—a poker run with free food and dancing. Enjoy the festivities such as the Wiener Dog Races and Beer Barrel Games with the whole family.


4. Black Hills Pow Wow

October 6 – 8 • The Monument, Rapid City • Times Vary

The Black Hills Pow Wow is a cultural event that attracts thousands of dancers, singers, artisans, and spectators from around the country. The multi-day event will include a fine arts show, a pageant called He Sapa Win, a wellness symposium for youth, as well as golf, archery, and hand-game tournaments.


5. The Haunting of Keystone

October 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 • Big Thunder Gold Mine, Keystone • 6:30 p.m.

Dare to experience a night of thrills and chills at The Haunting of Keystone. Escape from graveyards, avoid dangerous clowns, and watch out for demons that are sure to scare the bravest heart. The four haunted attractions create a Halloween experience like no other. 


6. Yankton’s Harvest Halloween

October 28 • Downtown, Yankton • All Day

Experience fun for the whole family at Yankton’s Harvest Halloween. The annual fall festival hosts children’s activities, an art market,
food trucks, a petting zoo, animal races, a corn pit, a haybale maze, inflatables, and trick-or-treating.


*All photos for 6 Things are submitted by the event or its promoter unless otherwise noted.

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