Horse at Newton Fork Ranch Deer in front of cabin at Newton Fork Ranch Cabins amongst the trees and foliage at Newton Fork Ranch Fence at Newton Fork Ranch Wide open fields at Newton Fork Ranch Horse and bird graze at Newton Fork Ranch Snows blankets Harney View cabin An old chair at Newton Fork Ranch Flowers are plentiful at Newton Fork Ranch Snows blankets Newton Fork Ranch cabins in the Winter Horses grazing at Newton Fork Ranch Old chicken coops remain at the ranch Mickelson hiking & biking trail runs through Newton Fork Ranch Snows blankets Newton Fork Ranch cabin

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events


Run for the Rangers
Sunday, March 26, 2023

Grab those sneakers and join the Hill City locals for the 15th annual very popular 3-mile running and walking event. Entry includes a t-shirt, post-race feed, and over $10,000 in door prizes! Race-day check-in and registration will be available from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm at Granite Sports at 201 Main Street. The race begins at 1:00 pm.



Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Watch where you step! There’s an Easter Egg Hunt afoot at the Hill City Visitor Information Center. Line-up begins at 9:45 am and the hunt at 10:00 am sharp! Here’s your opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny and join in the hunt! For more information, call: 605.574.2368.



Forks, Corks & Kegs Food & Wine Festival
Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15, 2023

Fine food, wine, and distinctive brews will be featured in a town better-known for its gambling, yes, historic Deadwood. You won't want to miss this culinary event!



Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2023
Billed as "26.2 Miles of Black Hills Beauty!" The event is a point-to-point course that begins in the old mining town of Rochford (competitive hint: don't drop into the Moonshine Gulch Saloon for a shot of liquid courage prior to race start) and finishes at the historic Engine House at the Deadwood Trailhead. Note: there is also a half marathon event as well. For more information, call 605.390.6137.



Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2023
Put on some comfortable shoes and come participate in the 36th annual spring 10K (6.2 mile) round-trip hike up the world's largest mountain carving in progress. For more information, call 605.673.4681 or visit



The Big Mick Century & Half Century Ride
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Great news bicycle fans! Participants will have the opportunity to ride the full length of the George S. Mickelson Trail (Deadwood to Edgemont); all 109 miles in one day! A Half Century 49-mile event will also available (Mountain Trailhead to Edgemont). And do we need to remind you that the Mickelson Trail runs right through Newton Fork Ranch? Saddle up partners! For more information, call 605.440.2400 or visit



Mickelson Trail Summer Trek
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, June 13, 14 & 15, 2023

Participate in the 3rd annual celebration of the achievement of many forward‐thinking individuals who created the now, very popular, Mickelson Trail. The 3-day bike ride covers almost the entire trail. Registration fee includes shuttle service, 6 snacks, 2 meals and 2 meal vouchers for dinner in Hill City or Custer and Deadwood. Riders can enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills as they travel through the scenic valleys, old railroad tunnels and historic mining towns. For more information, call 605.584.3896.



Fine Arts in the Hills Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2023
This increasingly popular event, sponsored by the Hill City Arts Council, will take place on Elm Street in Hill City. Juried artists and sculptors from South Dakota and surrounding states will gather to showcase their work, compete for prizes, and sell to collectors from throughout the United States. For more information, visit or call 605.574.2810.



Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 23, 24 & 25, 2023
The 42nd Annual Black Hills Bluegrass Festival, held each year in Sturgis, will feature national touring bands, as well as, local musicians. There will be three concerts and a Sunday Morning Gospel Music Show. There will also be instrumental workshops hosted by the bands, arts & crafts vendors, and food concessionaires. For more information, call 605.348.1198.



Star Spangled Saturday Independence Holiday Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Kick off the Fourth of July weekend by joining locals for a 10:00 am parade on Main Street, Hill City where Old Glory will be flying and a hometown holiday spirit is celebrated. Start your day with breakfast at the Senior Center from 8:00 to 10:00 am; watch the festive and patriotic parade; explore our crafts fair and find treasures throughout town; enjoy local cuisine from our restaurants and food trucks and conclude your day with an old-fashioned Ice Cream & Pie Social with music at the Visitor Information Center. Family friendly! For more information call 605.574.2368 or visit



Days of '76 Rodeo
Sunday - Saturday, July 23 - 29, 2023
This is the centennial year for The Days of '76 Rodeo, a local jewel that is nationally recognized, a fan-favorite, and a source of local pride. The rodeo is held over five days in late July, with free parades on Historic Main Street, Deadwood on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 605.578-1876 or visit



Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Friday - Sunday, August 4 - 13, 2023
The small Northern Hills town of Sturgis will expand exponentially as it welcomes 450,000+ motorcycle enthusiasts for its 82nd rally. Established in the 1930s, it's a 10-day party and festival like no other with, naturally, gleaming "iron horses" taking center stage. Many of these exotic machines are simply works of art and not to be missed! Whether you are a proud bike owner or not, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds: races, shopping (including over temporary 800 vendors), world-class entertainment, and very colorful people. B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Leather)! For more information, visit



Central States Fair & Rodeo
Friday - Sunday, August 18 - 27, 2023
Are you hankerin' for a little Midwest fun and excitement? This is the biggest South Dakota fair west of the Missouri River and it takes place in Rapid City at the Central States Fairgrounds. You can spend your day sampling delicious food and checking out carnival rides and exhibits for all ages before capping off each night with a demolition derby, rodeo, or concerts by great country music acts. The fair also features children's entertainment, regional music, a magic show, and pig wrestling. For more information, call 605.355.3861 or visit



Hill City Wine, Brew & BBQ
Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26, 2023
What started out as a small event by local enthusiasts has now grown into an event that attracts some of the best competitive BBQ teams in the country. Their passion for ultimate recognition amongst their peers will have you licking your chops and, yes, your fingers! It all takes place on Elm Street in downtown Hill City. For more information, visit



Hill City Area Quilt Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10, 2023
Check out the local quilting talent at this popular show offering a featured artist, special events, prizes, demonstrations, a vendor mall, youth fiber arts activity, and more than 200 unique quilts that each have a story to tell. This is your opportunity to view over 200 quilts that are located on along Main Street and continued at the Hill City School Gyms. For more information, visit



26th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 15, 16, & 17, 2023
Over a three-day span bicyclists will be complete the length of the Mickelson Trail. The ride begins in Edgemont, in the Southern Hills and travels the same historic path as General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny to a finish in the Northern Hills at the Deadwood Trailhead. For more information, call 605.223.7660 or visit



58th Annual Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 28, 29 & 30, 2023
This exciting three-day event in Custer State Park begins with lots of festivities featuring food, entertainment, and art booths on the grounds surrounding the State Game Lodge. But, a true highlight is the annual buffalo roundup on Friday. Thrill to sound of thousands of hooves thundering over and through the hills as cowboys and cowgirls bring in the herd. It is a not-to-be missed experience! For more information, visit and search: Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.



Black Hills Film Festival
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
This popular celluloid festival that began in Hill City, is now in its 14th year and features screenings, workshops, seminars, and guest presentations, at venues around the Black Hills. The festival includes South Dakota-produced films, motion pictures shot on location in our state, plus additional national and international entries. Don't miss this opportunity to view exciting new films that help create our own "Hollywood in the Hills!" For more information, visit



Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial
Sunday, October 1, 2023
This autumn hike is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It affords the public a second chance this year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. For more information, call 605.673.4681.



Black Hills Powwow or He Sapa Wacipi
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 6, 7, & 8, 2023
Experience the proud heritage of Native American dancers & drum groups as Lakota, Nakota, & Dakota nations gather. Enjoy the grand entrance, drum groups, & dance competitions in this annual three-day event held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. For more information, visit:



Run Crazy Horse Full & Half Marathon
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Run Crazy Horse Marathon will follow a course from Crazy Horse Memorial to an exciting finish on Main Street, Hill City. There are also two additional events: a half marathon and a 5-person relay. For more information, visit



11th Annual Girlfriends' Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 3, 4, & 5, 2023
Hill City is host to an annual three-day weekend event dedicated to helping women rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits! Showcasing Hill City's finest clothing, accessories, art, talent, and spirits all wrapped up into, yes, one weekend. The merriment continues each day with nearly every store in town catering to the joys of being women celebrating shopping, dining, fun, and friendships! Cheers to that!



Dickens Festival & Olde Tyme Christmas Parade
Friday, November 24, 2023
Festivities begin with holiday sales and free refreshments throughout the Hill City's Main Street businesses. At 5:00 pm enjoy music, the offical lighting of the town Christmas tree, and roasted chestnuts in front of the historic Alpine Inn. And at 6:00 pm, an illuminated parade will add sparkle up and down Main Street ending with a visit from Santa Claus who, in the European tradition, will be dispensing bright red apples at the Olde World Plaza. For more information, call 605.574.2368.



Olde Tyme Christmas & Holiday Festivities in Hill City
Saturday, November 25 through Sunday, December 24, 2023
Our little mountain town is positively magical at Christmastime! Main Street is bright with holiday lights, the hot chocolate at Turtle Town is warm and inviting, and the massive Christmas tree outside the Old World Alpine Inn is breathtaking! Catch a ride on one of the special Holiday Expresses departing from the 1880 Train depot for an opportunity to meet Santa at the North Pole. And his elves will not disappoint, providing hot chocolate and cookies along the route. Enjoy an enchanting drive through the Lane of Lights. Don't miss these and many other happenings throughout the holiday season in enchanting Hill City! For more information, call 605.574.2368.


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