The Weekend Schedule is a Busy One in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you’re looking for something to do in the Fort Pierre and Pierre areas this weekend, you won’t have to look far. Besides events at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center and the Dakota Western Heritage Festival, there will be chance to check out some local historical highlights. Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson says the community is celebrating 125 years of statehood with tours of Sansarc School. She also says the Verendrye Museum will also be open both tomorrow and Sunday.

The Pierre/Fort Pierre area is also hosting the State’s 125th Birthday Party Volkswalk the next few days as South Dakota’s three volkssport associations will hold five walking events in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area to commemorate the state’s 125th birthday. For more information, visit

Looking ahead to September 23, Hanson says a Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour is scheduled. The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission will host the tours of the historic cemetery that day from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Hanson says buses will transport tour participants.

There is no charge to attend the September 23 tour.