6 Fall Black Hills Bucket List Events

Author: Kiara Poitra, Receptionist & Event Coordinator


Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. All the things that come with it are just amazing. Colder weather, warm drinks, delicious treats, and fun events! Certain events help get everyone in the Black Hills to get into the fall mood. I personally have some events on my fall bucket list. Here are a few events in the Black Hills that are perfect for your fall/Halloween schedules:


Sturgis Fall City-Wide Yard Sale

The Sturgis City-Wide Yard Sale is an event that the Sturgis Chamber does every year. This event has a comprehensive map of over fifty-yard sales happening around town. This year’s fall city-wide yard sale is Saturday, October 3rd, and goes all day! You never know what you will find that you never knew you needed. There will be no cost to attend sales. Click below for information on how to register your yard sale.

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Sturgis Fall Festival & Oktoberfest

This year, the Sturgis Area Chamber is teaming up with the City of Sturgis to expand the Sturgis Oktoberfest into something amazing! There will be beer, games, hay-bale rides, family-friendly activities, and so many more fun things to do in downtown Sturgis. Click below for more information about this event.

Chambers Crypt Haunted House

Every year the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce puts together a haunted house. This year the haunted house is October 28th-31st and will be at the Sturgis Armory. Be ready to get your pants scared off at this event! Click below for more information about this event. 

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Spearfish Corn Maze 

The Spearfish Corn Maze has had me dreaming for years! They are open mid-September through October every year. This year, they are open September 11th-October 31st. Their hours vary based on day, and month. Not only do they have the maze and the pumpkin patch, but they also have a special event happening called Music at the Patch! Music starts at 2:00 with Lacy Nelson and Jalan Crossland. The last night that they’re open, they do a scare maze. Be prepared to scream! Click below for more information on this event.

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Paranormal Investigation of the Adams House

Deadwood already has a lot of historical value. So what better place to go to during spooky season than one of the most haunted sites in Deadwood?! There will be an exclusive 90-minute paranormal investigation of the Adams House on October 9 and 10, October 16 and 17, and October 23 and 24, 2020, at the historic home located at 22 Van Buren Street, Deadwood. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Click below for more information on this event.

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Deadweird has been a very popular event for quite some time here in the Black Hills. I love going up to look at all of the amazing costumes that people from all over the area come to show off. This event happens the last two nights in October and they are nights FILLED with fun! On October 30th, the fun will begin at 7 pm. Live music, prizes, dancing, and a Monster Ball at the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort. That is just the beginning! On October 31st the party starts at 6 pm. Music, dancing, and everyone’s favorite part...THE COSTUME CONTEST!! Seeing people from different communities come together and enjoy themselves makes this event all the better. Click below for more information about this event.

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These events are just the beginning of the festivities in the Black Hills when the leaves start to change. Do you have a favorite fall event?


Kiara Poitra 

Receptionist & Event Coordinator

Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau