Agritourism is an up-and-coming vacation trend that offers a unique look at the local agricultural practices of a community. Sturgis is lucky to be surrounded by a wide variety of agricultural experiences. From organic farming to traditional cattle ranching and local vineyards, we have it all! Browse this page for opportunities to discover midwest agriculture in our area.

Belle Joli' Winery & Vineyards

Belle Joli' is a local winery located just south of Sturgis on Vanocker Canyon Road. Choi and Matthew are expert winemakers - Matthew learned through the Enology program at California State University, and Choi is a Certified Sommelier. Belle Joli' grows grapes for its wines throughout the northern Black Hills, with a vineyard located right outside their tasting room near Sturgis! Click below to learn more about booking a tour:

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Bear Butte Gardens Organic Farm

Looking for a hands-on South Dakota farm adventure? Look no further than Bear Butte Gardens. The Gardens feature several small-scale organic vegetable crops through the spring, summer, and fall seasons, plus a Farm Stand store on-site to purchase goods grown right on the farm and from surrounding local producers! Click below to learn more about Bear Butte Gardens and to contact Rick and Michelle about a tour:

Visit the Gardens

DesJarlais Farms, Apiary, & Vineyards

DesJarlais Farms is an agricultural venture run by the same family for generations, and just recently opened to the public! The farm offers an intimate look at winemaking and the vineyard, a small orchard, and additional produce gardens. Visitors can also sample the wines produced on the property and learn about beekeeping at the farm apiary! Stop by for a wine tasting and vineyard tour during business hours Thursday through Saturday, 1pm to 6pm (reservations required). Contact the farm via email or phone to make a reservation. Click below to learn more about DesJarlais Farms:

Tour the Farm

Froelich Farms

Froelich Farms is a multi-generation farm located northeast of Sturgis near Vale, SD. The family raises food in natural and sustainable ways; they focus on nourishment and tackling food insecurity. The farm produces quality heritage corn, Kurobuta pork, wheat, oats, and more. Tours are not currently available (yet!), but the family welcomes visitors to reach out with questions and to purchase their products. You can view and purchase from a full directory of meats and other items available on their website:

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Sturgis Community Gardens

Community gardens are a growing trend in urban areas, but the same format has proved extremely successful in less densely-populated communities as well. Two garden locations in Sturgis allow the public to garden within city limits in plots reserved each year through an application and lottery process. These garden plots exist side-by-side and allow residents without garden space at home to try their hand at growing vegetables, flowers, and more! Click below to learn more about our Community Gardens, and make plans to enjoy a self-led tour during your agritourism adventure in Sturgis:

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Bear Butte State Park Grasslands & Buffalo Herd

Though not a traditional midwest example of agriculture, Bear Butte State Park is a must-see stop on your agritourism adventure. The park includes grasslands showcasing the native flora and fauna of the region - you might even spy members of the park's resident buffalo herd on your way to the Education Center! Cruise into the park to enjoy the breathtaking and unique geological formation that is Bear Butte, and partake in a glimpse of what western South Dakota's grasslands and wildlife looked like before the homesteading boom:

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