Signature Events

Legislative Crackerbarrels

February 6th 2021 / March 6th 2021

Legislative Crackerbarrels are a unique opportunity to meet our district legislators, ask questions, and share your views on current legislative topics. The Sturgis Chamber hosts two Crackerbarrels each year; one at the beginning of the legislative session in February, and one at the end in March. Click below to learn more about participating in our next Crackerbarrel event:

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Community Showcase & Health Fair

November 18th 2021 (Tentative / Postponed from March)

The Community Showcase & Health Fair offers a chance to browse booths of local nonprofit and healthcare organizations to get to know their missions and projects. Businesses display information to help the community understand what they do - this is also a great opportunity to donate or volunteer! Many participating businesses also enter the Soup & Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser for the Greater Lifecare Foundation. Click below to learn more: 

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Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

April 8th 2021

The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an Annual Chamber Awards Banquet in April. Tickets become available a few weeks prior to the event each year, and are open to Chamber members and other individuals in the community. Click below to learn more about the annual business awards that are given out, as well as other special presentations and banquet features:

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Spring & Fall City-Wide Yard Sales

May 1st 2021 / October 2nd 2021 (Tentative)

Sturgis invites the public to participate in two City-Wide Yard Sales each year! One is held in September, and the other in May. These events are very well-attended and are a great way to find bargains while touring our beautiful community. Click below to learn more:

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Sturgis Volksmarch

June 12th 2021

Sturgis has been hosting the Annual Sturgis Volksmarch for decades, and it is one of our favorite community events. Our town is lucky to be surrounded by breathtaking scenery and public lands - past Volksmarches have traversed the beautiful Black Hills National Forest, Bear Butte State Park, the historic Fort Meade recreation area, and other unique sites. Click below to learn more about this annual community hike:

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Sturgis Art Festival

June 5th 2021

The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is hard at work planning a brand new event for 2021 - the Sturgis Art Festival! This festival will highlight the best of the best artists, crafters, and businesses in our area. Click below to learn about this all-in-one festival that will bring our community together and highlight the arts of the Black Hills:

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Northern Hills Ag Fest

July 30th 2021

Part of the Chamber's mission is to actively support agriculture in our area. To do this, we host a number of agriculture-related events that showcase the kindness, economic contribution, and embedded lifestyle of agriculture in the Sturgis area. The Northern Hills Ag Fest is one of these events that includes mutton bustin' for kids, a dress-a-calf competition, community bbq, and more! Click below for details on participating in our upcoming Ag Fest:

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Community Appreciation Picnic

August 25th 2021

Join us at our annual Chamber of Commerce Community Appreciation Picnic in August! Business owners and residents come together to share well-wishes and thanks for another great summer season. Food is donated by several different local businesses and sponsors, and all are welcome to eat for free and enjoy live music. Click below to learn more, and contact us to become a sponsor or volunteer:

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Agriculture Appreciation Banquet

October 7th 2021

Our agriculture community does a lot for the Sturgis area, so what better way to say 'thank you!' than by providing them a free catered meal and entertainment? Click below to learn more about attending the Sturgis Chamber's Agriculture Appreciation Banquet. This event features a catered dinner, keynote speaker, door prizes, social hour, and more! Help us thank our farmers and ranchers for everything they have contributed - and continue to contribute - to our way of life:

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Leadership Sturgis Program

September 28th - October 19th (Tuesdays) 2021

Leadership Sturgis is a series of workshops aimed to help you become a better leader, a better citizen of our community, and give you better skills for success! Click below to learn more about becoming a graduating member of our 2021 Leadership Sturgis class. Students will hear from a variety of noteworthy community leaders and business owners, tour several key facilities in the Sturgis area, and work on projects to further develop leadership qualities, goals, and professional skills:

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Chamber's Crypt Haunted House

October 28th - 31st 2021

When the seasons turn and the air takes on a bit of a chill... it's almost time for the Chamber's Crypt Haunted House! This family-friendly activity helps raise funds for the Chamber of Commerce and the Sturgis Brown High School Drama Club. Take a spooky freight elevator into a dark basement and test your mettle navigating through a variety of spooks! Click below to learn more about our annual haunted house:

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Sturgis Small Business Saturday

November 27th 2021

Show your support of our local Sturgis businesses during Small Business Saturday! This event takes place on the last Saturday of November every year. Browse local shops and take care of some holiday shopping right here in our hometown! Click below to learn more:

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Sturgis Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade of Lights

December 2nd - 3rd 2021

Happy Holidays from the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau! To celebrate the holidays each year, join us at our annual Sturgis Tree Lighting Cermony and Parade of Lights. Held on two consecutive nights at the beginning of December, these popular local events kick off a month of festivities with brightly-lit parade floats, well-wishes from local businesses, a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by our town Mayor, the traditional lighting of the community Christmas tree, and more! Click below to learn about all of the heartwarming activities at these events:

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Scrooge Night

December 16th 2021

When the clock is ticking to finish holiday shopping, where do you go? Sturgis! Make plans to wrap up your gift list in Sturgis during Scrooge Night just a few days prior to Christmas. Local shops unveil incredible deals, and the whole town turns out to support our businesses and share the holiday spirit. Click below to learn more about this great annual shopping extravaganza:

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Chamber Lunch & Learns

4th Thursdays Monthly

Our Chamber is dedicated to providing fun, educational opportunities to our residents and community workforce. We host a monthly Lunch & Learn to do just that! Join us at a different location each month for an enlightening presentation, group discussion, or hands-on activity during your lunch hour. These events are free and open to the public! Topics range from panel discussions, to community Q&A sessions current on hot topics, to interactive tutorials with local businesses. Click below for more information, and check our calendar for details on our next upcoming Lunch & Learn:

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