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Great Events Campaign

Over the years, the Great Events campaign program has featured at least four events each year. Here is a historical listing of the featured events:

2010

January 29-30 - Media One FunSki - Sioux Falls
May 28-31 - The Black Hills Fat Tire Festival - Rapid City
June 11-13 - Ipswich Trail Days - Ipswich
June 12-13 - South Dakota Outdoor Expo - Huron
June 19-20 - River City Racin’ - Chamberlain/Oacoma

2009

June 13-14 - South Dakota Outdoor Expo - Huron
August 8-9 - Redlin Art Center's Annual Summer Celebration - Watertown
August 12-16 - South Dakota Walleye Classic and Festival - Akaska
October 2-4 - South Dakota Festival of Books - Deadwood

2008

June 19-21 - Czech Days - Tabor
June 20-22 - Oahe Days - Pierre
June 27-28 - Festival of Presidents - Rapid City
September 19-21 - Mickelson Trail Trek - Black Hills
September 20-21 - Hill City Western Heritage Festival - Hill City

2007

June 14-16 - Czech Days - Tabor
July 19-22 - Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo - Mitchell
August 25-26 - Wheels & Wings Weekend featuring Sizzlin' Summer Nights - Aberdeen
September 14-16 - Mickelson Trail Trek - Black Hills

2006

June 2-4 - Fish Days - Lake Andes
June 9-10 - Oz Festival/Dakota Heritage - Aberdeen
June 9-18 - Black Hills Overdrive - Black Hills
July 19-22 - Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo - Mitchell

2005

April 8-10 - Black Hills Horse Expo - Rapid City
May 20-21 - New Frontier Bull Ride - Presho
June 12-18 - Argus Leader Bicycle Tour - Yankton, Pickstown, Platte, Chamberlain and Pierre
June 17-19 - Wild Bill Hickok Days - Deadwood
August 13-14 - Pierpont Storytelling Festival - Pierpont
August 19-21 - Oak Lake Bluegrass Festival - Astoria
Augsut 27-18 - Great Plains Bison-tennial Dutch Oven Cook-off - Yankton
September 3-4 - Great Dakota Wine Fest - Vermillion

2004

March 19-21 - Black Hills Horse Expo - Rapid City
August 17-19 - Frontier Days - White River
August 26-September 27 - Lewis and Clark Signature Event - Oceti Sakowin Experience: Remembering and Educating
September 7-10 - Great Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale - Hill City
September 17-19 - Corn Palace Polka Festival - Mitchell
September 17-18 - Old Time Fiddlers' Jamboree - Yankton
September 24-26 - Bad River Gathering - Fort Pierre
October 8-9 - Pumpkin Fest - Webster
October 21-23 - Last Chance Bonanza Rodeo - Brookings

2003

June 7-8 - Siouxland Renaissance Festival - Sioux Falls
June 13-15 - Wild Bill Hickok Days - Deadwood
June 20-22 - Indian Day Celebration Pow Wow - Wagner
June 27-29 - Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo - Clear Lake
July 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 - Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant - De Smet
July 11-13 - Burke Stampede Rodeo - Burke
August 15-17 - Frontier Days - White River
August 16-17, 22 - Lewis and Clark Heritage Days - Elk Point
August 23-25 - Harley-Davidson's 100th Anniversary Celebrations/Thunder Across Dakota - Sturgis, Pierre, Sioux Falls
September 7-10 - Great Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale - Hill City
September 19-21 - Mickelson Trail Trek - Black Hills
September 19-21 - Corn Palace Polka Festival - Mitchell
October 10-11 - Webster Area Pumpkin Festival - Webster
October 10-11 - Sacagawea Unity Fest - Mobridge

2002

January 12-13 - Race for the Gold Dog Sled Races - Hill City
March-December - Yesterday's Tomorrows - Madison, Chamberlain, Belle Fourche, Hill City, Deadwood, Redfield and Pierre
June 14-16 - Wild Bill HIckok Days - Deadwood
June 21-23 - Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo - Clear Lake
June 28-20, July 5-7 and 12-14 - Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant - De Smet
August 7-11 - Oscar Micheaux Film Festival - Gregory
August 17-18 - Frontier Days - White River
August 17-18, 22 - Lewis & Clark Heritage Days - Elk Point
August 23-24 - Lewis & Clark Spirit Mound Festival - Vermillion
September 13-15 - Mickelson Trail Trek - Black Hills
September 14-15 - South Dakota Highland Festival - Scotland
September 27-28 - St. Joseph Indian Days and Powwow - Chamberlain
October 4-6 - Black Hills Powwow - Rapid City
November 8-10 - Ringneck Festival - Huron

2001

January-August - Barn Again! - Pierre, Spearfish, Dell Rapids, Sisseton, Bowdle and Huron
January 6-7 - SnoCross Shoot-out - Deadwood
June 15-16 - Governor's Cup Stock Car Races - Aberdeen
August 8-12 - Oscar Micheaux Film Festival - Gregory
August 11-12 - Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Festival - Mobridge
August 18-19, 22 - Lewis & Clark Heritage Days - Elk Point
August 25-26 - Lewis & Clark Festival - Yankton
September 14-16 - Mickelson Trail Trek - Black Hills
September 15 - Highland Games - Scotland
September 27-30 - Northern Plains Tribal Arts Festival - Sioux Falls
October 5-7 - Black Hills Powwow - Rapid City
November 9-11 - Ringneck Festival - Huron

2000

January 8-9 - SnoCross Shoot-out - Deadwood
June 9-11 - Cavalry Days - Sturgis/Ft. Meade
June 15-16 - Governor's Cup Stock Car Races - Aberdeen
August 4-6 - Southeast South Dakota Threshing Show - Lennox
August 9-13 - Oscar Micheaux Film Festival - Gregory
August 12 - Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Festival - Mobridge
August 19-20 - Little Wound School Living History Days - Kyle
August 26-27 - Lewis & Clark Festival - Yankton
September -December - Barn Again! - Freeman, Platte, Brookings
September 21-24 - Northern Plains Tribal Arts Festival - Sioux Falls
December 9-10 - Fort Sisseton Frontier Christmas - Fort Sisseton State Park

1999

January 9-10 - SnoCross Shoot-out - Deadwood
January 23-24 - Governor's Winter Games - Lake Poinsett
June - Living History Days - Kyle
June 11-13 - Cavalry Days - Sturgis/Ft. Meade
June 25-26 - Governor's Cup Stock Car Races - Aberdeen
July 17-18 - Lewis & Clark Historic Festival and Rendezvous - Chamberlain
July 31 - Dakota Cup Charity Walleye Tournament - Mobridge
August 6-8 - Southeast South Dakota Threshing Show - Lennox
August 7 - Potato Day - Clark
August 28-29 - Lewis & Clark Festival - Yankton
September 24-26 - Northern Plains Tribal Arts Festival - Sioux Falls
December 11-12 - Fort Sisseton Frontier Christmas - Fort Sisseton State Park

1998

Governor's Winter Games - Lake Poinsett
Cavalry Days - Sturgis
Corn Palace Balloon Rally - Mitchell
131st Annual Sisseton Wahpeton Wacipi - Sisseton
Santee Sioux Wacipi - Flandreau
Lewis and Clark Historical Festival - Chamberlain
Milbank Train Festival - Milbank
L. Frank Baum Oz Festival - Aberdeen
Governor's Cup Chess Tournament - Sioux Falls
Goosefest - Pierre
Buffalo Roundup - Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore International Marathon - Keystone
Frontier Christmas - Fort Sisseton State Park

1997

Governor's Winter Fest - Lake Poinsett
Governor's Balloon Challenge - Mitchell
Heart of the Hills Days - Hill City
L. Frank Baum Oz Festival - Aberdeen
Trainfest - Milbank
IH Collector's Convention - Madison
Governor's Chess Cup - Sioux Falls
Governor's Buffalo Roundup - Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore Marathon - Keystone
Capital Christmas - Pierre

1996

Mount Rushmore Marathon - Keystone
Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup - near Custer
Corn Palace Balloon Festival - Mitchell
Wizard of Oz Festival - Aberdeen
Mammoth Days - Hot Springs
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant - De Smet
Threshing bees and volksmarches - statewide (selected)

1995

South Dakota State Fair - Huron
Indian National Finals Rodeo