Outhouse Races and chili cookoff. What is more unusually exciting than watching South Dakotans race down a snowy hill in an outhouse? On a day like this, only the anticipated reward and a nice warm delicious bowl of homeade chili afterwards could be. This free contest occurs in annually in Nemo, SD and will be held February 25, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at 12737 Guest Ranch Loop. Visit their website nemo500.com to learn more about this weird event.
This free family friendly event can truly cut a hole in the winter boredom! This interactive event encourages creativity among children and their parents to make artwork, toys and construct houses, all out of cardboard! All supplies will be provided. This first time, Free event is held February 3 through February 25th, 2017 in Spearfish, SD. Visit their website matthewsopera.com to learn more about this unique event.
What better way to get away from the winter blues than to just celebrate the season! There are a dozen "Frosty" activities to be found throughout the town of Brookings, SD and they are almost all free or nearly free and are attractive to the entire family. The Snow Ball Dance kicks off this fest on Friday, Feb 17th, followed by painting, snow fort building, ice-skating, ice fishing, snow shoe challenges and much more to be enjoyed for the rest of the weekend. Visit their website visitbrookingssd.com to learn more about this event.
This annual event has been going on for 72 years and it includes fun and entertainment for the entire family! There are the livestock shows and sales, interesting educational presentations, many commercial exhibits, lively zoo demonstrations and even a challenging LEGO contest! The agricultural community is given a chance to share new information, ideas, programs and opportunities during this 5 day annual event held in Watertown, SD. This year it is going on from February 7-11, 2017. Visit their website watertownwinterfarmshow.com to learn more about this event.