Organization: Custer State Park Resort
Date: 09/24/2012 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $15 to enter the park
Venue: Custer State Park in Custer,SD
Contact: Custer State Park
Phone: (605) 255-4515
47TH ANNUAL BUFFALO ROUNDUP - Monday, September 24, 2012
Reservations for the event are NOT required.
Feel the thunder and join the herd at the 46th Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions). Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.
Following the roundup, stay and watch park staff sort, brand and vaccinate the herd in preparation for the fall buffalo sale.
ARTS FESTIVAL - September 22-23, 2012
(note: Monday, September 24 is the actual Roundup Day)
At the 19th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, up to 150 vendors will offer for sale their fine arts and crafts including many South Dakota made products.
Start your morning with a pancake feed and enjoy on-going Western and Native American entertainment under the big top. The first two days are held on the festival grounds across from the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. On the third day, a limited number of vendors set up their wares at the Buffalo Corrals. It's a South Dakota experience you won't want to miss!
CHILI COOK-OFF - Sunday, September 23, 2012
Join the "herd" at the 21th Annual Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-off where the competition is just as hot as the chili! Cooking begins at 10 a.m., public tasting at 2 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment as you stroll the heritage arts and crafts exhibits.
Tasting Fees: Adults: $3 Children: $2