- A 10 day event in late January
- Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City
- Prices vary per person for various events
Overview: The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo truly has something for everyone, and if you choose to attend any of the rodeo performances, you are sure to be exposed to first class rodeo entertainment.
When: A 10 day event in late January
Where: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City
Fees: prices vary per person for various events
Details: The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo began in 1958 and has now evolved into a premier midwinter event which draws nearly 250,000 people to Rapid City, South Dakota each year. The event is considered to rank in the top five indoor PRCA rodeos in the nation along with Houston, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Denver.
The event is held for ten days every winter in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City in partnership with the Central States Fair Board and Sutton Rodeos which is one of the largest and finest stock shows held in America.
The usual pristine Civic Center is turned into a giant barn with the help of miles of steel fencing and just over 1,000 tons of dirt. The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo draws people from the Midwest, Canada and Mexico and in the year 2000, the crowds swelled to over 300,000.
The event includes a horse sale, a youth day, the world's smallest rodeo, the stick horse rodeos, the North American sheep dog trials and mutton bustin'' among many other activities. In addition, nearly 300 vendors set up during the trade show to sell everything from fine arts to front-end loaders.