By the time kids have settled into their daily school routine the South Dakota calendar indicates we are now looking at fall season events like Harvest Festivals, Pumpkin Festivals, and Apple Festivals, and looking for the next colors of the season.

Here, you can make plans for the next family adventure in between games and rehearsals.

Corn Palace Festival-Mitchell August 24-28 - The World’s Only Corn Palace shows off its annual makeover with top entertainers, carnival rides, food, and specialty vendors.

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Kool Deadwood Nites-Deadwood August 24-28 - Mainstreet Deadwood will be curb-to-curb classic cars with a parade, show, and shine and free rock ‘n roll concerts on Main Street.

Steam Threshing Jamboree-Madison August 25-28 - This is how our ancestors carved a life out of the plains.

Hugh Glass Rendezvous-Lemmon August 25-28 - The story of the frontiersman and fur trader who survived a grizzly bear attack in 1823 lives on.

Sizzlin' Summer Nights-Aberdeen August 26-27 - This family-friendly event gathers a buffet of classic cars and bikes with food truck vendors, a beer garden, and kids events.

Wine, Brew & BBQ-Hill City August 26-27 - BBQ teams from around the region pull out their best alongside dozens of regional beers and wines.

South Dakota State Fair September 1-5 - Award-winning entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, special events, and six stages of free entertainment over five days.

Wagner's Labor Day Celebration, September 2-5 - Let the good times roll in the city of Wagner for the World's best Labor Day event.

Kuchen Festival and Twin Rivers Old Iron Festival September 10-11 - Your nose and tastebuds will lead you to the community of Delmont.


Klein Museum Harvest Festival, September 10 Mobridge

Homesteader Day, September 11 at Beaver Creek Nature Area.

Heartland Country Corn Maze, Harrisburg - Open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays through October 23.

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup September 30 - Over 1,400 hundred bison make their home in the Black Hills and each fall the public is invited.


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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info:

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