Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Jul 12 – Oct 8 all-day

The Dakota Western Heritage Festival announces that advance tickets are now on sale for The Cowboy Concert, which will be at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre on September 16th starting at 7:30pm.

The headliner is Country Music Legend Suzy Bogguss, opening the Cowboy Concert will be Cowboy Musician Susie Knight and R.P. Smith, Cowboy Poet.

Advance tickets are just $25 each and are available at the following locations: Lynn’s Dakotamart (Pierre & Fort Pierre), First Dakota National Bank (Pierre & Blunt), Prairie Pages in downtown Pierre, State Farm Insurance – Gary Heintz, Bad River Furniture in Fort Pierre, Total Beauty in Fort Pierre, Dakota Prairie Bank in Fort Pierre.

Tickets are limited to just 600 seats. If any tickets remain, they will be sold at the door for $35 each.

This musical highlight is just part of the Dakota Western Heritage Festival September 15-17th at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre and also part of the Fort Pierre Bi-Centennial Celebration… a 200 year birthday party you won’t want to miss!

Stanley Post 20 Shotgun Raffle
Jul 12 – Oct 1 all-day

Stanley Post 20 Shotgun Raffle

Beretta Xtreme Unico A400 3 1/2 Mag 28″ Barrel, Synthetic Stock, 3 chokes & Hard case

Tickets: 1 for $10  3 for $25  Contact Post 20 Legion Members or call 220-1288 for tickets.

All Proceeds go to Stanley Post 20 Youth Program, need not be present to win, drawing to be held 1st Wednesday in October.

3rd annual Fall Classic on September 30TH
Aug 3 @ 2:37 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:37 pm


The Pierre Area Running Club will be holding it’s 3rd annual Fall Classic on September 30th in Pierre. There will be a 5K, a 10-Mile, and a 10-Mile team relay races run. The races begin at the Griffin Park Tennis courts and continues east onto the beautiful and historic Lewis & Clark Trail. All races begin at 9:00 am. Runners may Pre-register for the races at For more information on the races log onto the Pierre Running club website

Kickball Registation til August 28th
Aug 3 @ 2:59 pm – Aug 28 @ 3:59 pm

If you’re interested in starting a kickball team, you have until Monday, August 28 to get your team registered.


League play will last six weeks beginning on Tuesday, September 5, followed by a league tournament. All games will be played on Tuesday nights at the Pierre Sports Complex on South Buchanan Avenue.


To register a team, contact Mindy Cheap at or call 773.7445.

Oahe Inc Pig Skin Raffle tickets for Sale
Aug 3 @ 3:07 pm

Oahe Inc Pigskin Raffle tickets are for sale for the 2017 PIGSKIN MADNESS South Dakota Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. They are $20.00 per ticket.  The grand prize is $500.00 !!!



Events for SD Discovery Center in Pierre
Aug 8 @ 9:35 pm – Aug 20 @ 10:35 pm
HuntSAFE Class Coming to Pierre and Fort Pierre
Aug 14 – Aug 17 all-day

A HuntSAFE class has been scheduled at the Izaak Walton League Clubhouse in southeast Pierre. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on August 14, 15, 17 and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on August 19 at the Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex. Attendance is required at all sessions. Registration is available at For more information contact Karen Olson at 224-0269.

All young people between the ages of 12 and 16, as well as those who will turn 12 by Dec. 31 and who will hunt during the current year after Sept. 1 are required to successfully complete a HuntSAFE class and possess a HuntSAFE card while hunting.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. People wishing to brush up on their safe hunting skills are also encouraged to attend. HuntSAFE classes are sponsored by S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department as well as local community sponsors.

Meeting about Center House Transitional Facility for Women
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meeting scheduled for anyone interested in information about Center House Transitional Facility for women. We want to address valid concerns that the neighbors may have. We would also like people to come if they are supportive to come hear about how they can be a support to the ladies and the facility. The meeting will be held at the Calvary United Pentecostal Church 2410 Stanton Dr. in Pierre. It will be on Monday, August 14th at 7:00pm.

Early Childhood Screening
Aug 15 – Aug 21 all-day

Early Childhood Screenings are scheduled as a part of Pierre School District/Oahe Child Development Center, for resident children who are from Birth to Five (0-5) years of age. The screenings are held on August 25th at the Jefferson School (900 N. Poplar, Pierre). Please call Kathy at 773-7300 to schedule a screening appointment for your child.

The screening is a preliminary step in the identification of children who may be in need of special education or special education related services. The following areas will be screened: gross motor development, fine motor development, cognitive development, speech and language, hearing, vision and general health.

Pierre Faith Lutheran Church Blood Drive
Aug 16 all-day

Blood Drive August 16th 12:15-5:30pm at the Faith Lutheran Church Pierre. Donate blood and be entered in to win a Harley! For an appointment contact Jodi Hartman at 222-8675 or go to sponsor code pierrefaith

30th Anniversary Y’all Come!
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

30th Anniversary Y’all Come! (1986-2017) It’s Real Country Cookin’ Time again Wednesday, August 16th. Serving starts at 5pm at the community center in Fort Pierre. Cost $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10…proceeds to benefit the Community Involved Center.

Menu: Oven Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy (just like grandma’s) corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, homemade bread, melons and ice tea, lemonade & coffee.

Oahe Inc. Blood Drive
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Oahe Inc. Blood Drive August 17th 9:30-11:30am at the American Legion Pierre. Donate blood and be entered in to win a Harley! For an appointment contact Valerie Oldenberg at 224-4501 or go to, sponsor code: Oaheinc

Pierre Players Membership Kick-Off
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pierre Players Membership Kick-off on August 17th 4-7pm at the Grand Opera House

Tour the Grand Opera House, enjoy a build-your-own burger meal, have your photo taken in the photo booth, sign up for a chance to win fun door prizes, learn about special events, and most importantly purchase your 2017-2018 season membership. Any questions? Call 224-7826

SD 4H Finals Rodeo
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day

SD 4H Finals Rodeo held in Ft. Pierre at Stanley County Fair Grounds on August 18, 19, 20th.

Performances will be Friday the 18th at 5 pm

Saturday the 19th at 9 am and 5 pm

Sunday the 20th at 10:00 am.

Also there will be a Special Needs Rodeo Saturday at 2 pm.
More details on Flyer 2017 SD 4H FINALS RODEO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4H Flyer 2017-page-001

Benefit Concert
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Island Hogroast – Mobridge @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm

24th Annual Island Hogroast.

Menu: Roast Pork, Mashed Potato, Dressing & Gravy, Melon Fruit Boat, Fresh Garden Vegetables, Ice Cream & Fruit Punch

2017 Draper Winter Wheat Meeting
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Jones County Crop Improvement Association and SDSU Extension will host the 29th Annual Winter Wheat meeting at Draper, August 24, 2017. The event will be held in the Draper City Auditorium and will begin at 6 p.m. (CDT). Registration is not required. A meal is served prior to the program and is sponsored by numerous area businesses.

Speakers for the 2017 event include; Chris Graham, SDSU Extension Agronomist from Rapid City, who will discuss the 2017 SDSU Winter Wheat Variety Trial results and other ongoing wheat research in South Dakota. Stan Boltz, Soil Health Specialist with the NRCS in Huron, who will share tips on how to best manage saline affected areas.

For more information call the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Pierre at 605-773-8120 or email Beck at

Blunt Fest
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day
Free Family Movie Night
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Family Movie Night With Popcorn & Drink FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 at 7 PM


Bring Your Family & Lawn Chairs.

In event of bad weather, movie will be indoors.

SE Pierre Mission United Methodist Church 2315 E Park

Questions? Call 224-2744

Pierre Community Blood Drive
Aug 30 all-day

Pierre Community Blood Drive August 30th 9-11:15 am at the American Legion Pierre. Donate blood and be entered in to win a Harley! For an appointment contact Sarah Mascovich at 222-1909

Fort Pierre Bicentennial Calendar of Events
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day

Bicentennial Calendar September 15-­17, 2017:
8:30 a.m./Wagon Train Leaves Fairgrounds Arena
3:00 p.m./Helicopter Rides
3:30 p.m./Historic Downtown Parade
5:00 p.m./Community Steak Feed @ Expo Center
6:30 p.m./Official Dignitary Program @ Expo Center
7:30 p.m./DWHF Entertainment @ Expo Center
8:30 p.m./SD Historical Society Auction @ Expo Center
7:30 a.m../5K Run/Walk Registration @ Lilly Park
8:30 a.m./5K Run/Walk Race
10:00 a.m./Art, Food & Activities @ Lilly Park
10:00 a.m./DWHF Vendors & Entertainment @ Expo Center
11:30 a.m./Cowboy Poetry & Music @ Expo Center
12:00 p.m./Helicopter Rides
7:30 p.m./Susie Bogguss Concert @ Expo Center
9:00 a.m./Cowboy Church @ Expo Center
10:00 a.m./Stirling Family Cowboy Brunch @ Fairgrounds Grandstand
10:00 a.m./Vendors Open @ Lilly Park & Expo Center
11:00 a.m./Stirling Ranch Rodeo Grand Entry
12:00 p.m./Helicopter Rides
3:00 p.m./Bicentennial Wrap Up @ Fairgrounds

20th Annual Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

20th Annual Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo on September 17th at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre. 11am – ranch rodeo, wild pony race & family chore time games between events. All Proceeds go to assist families & individuals fighting cancer. Free will BBQ brunch at 10am, silent auction under the grandstand.

4 Member Team (1 member must be under 16 or a female!) $240/team ~ calf branding ~ wild cow milking ~ range doctor/trailer loading

*All Teams Must Pre-register by September 7th. Limited to 15 teams.*

Open Ranch Bronc Riding – following the Ranch Rodeo (15 bronc riders – $125 entry fee)

Wild Pony Race – limited availability – 8 teams of 3 KIDS 10-14 years old $60 per team

For more information or to enter visit or call Sandy at 605-870-2472 or Brett at 406-794-8503

Women In Ag Day
Sep 19 all-day