Fall Events in the Black Hills

The smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air and the changing colors of Fall are upon us. With Fall and Halloween comes a great variety of themed events around the Black Hills. We have compiled our favorite events happening through the end of the month and into October. If you’re not big on events, now is also a great time to take a drive through Vanocker, Boulder or Spearfish Canyons.


Follow the hyperlinks below to be directed to pages with information on times, locations, and details.

Pumpkin Patches 

Spearfish Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: Located right outside of Spearfish, SD.
Lil Harvester’s Pumpkin Patch: Located S of Rapid City, across the highway from Reptile Gardens.



Sept 28-30Oktoberfest – Pub crawl and events in Deadwood.
Sept 2952nd Annual Buffalo Roundup – Customer State Park
Sept 30 & Every Saturday in Oct: Fall Festival at Old McDonald’s Farm – Wagon rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting and more.
Sept 30Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival – Full day of events at Main Street Square in Rapid City.
Oct 6-8Black Hills PowWow – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
Oct 7Biersborse – Try local craft beer at Main Street Square in Rapid City.
Oct 13 (and weekly through Oct) – The Haunting of Keystone – Get scared in Keystone.
Oct 27-28Deadweird – Get weird in your costumes in Deadwood.
Oct 27-28Halloween Night Hike – Guided hike in Custer State Park.
Oct 28Scare in the Square – Costumes and trick-or-treating in Main Street Square.


See even more great events around the area by following this link to the Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association calendar.

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