Fall is a wonderful time in the Sioux Empire to enjoy many community events and activities. Here’s a list of many of the various festivals taking place this year.

If you know of or have an event coming up this fall, you can submit the information to our community events page.


Country Apple Orchard Apple Festival – Harrisburg, SD – Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019   Includes apple picking, homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, art & craft booth, inflatables, food & bushels of fun for everyone. Apple Fest activities include hayrides and tractor wagon rides for people to pick their own apples.

South Dakota Festival of Books – Brookings, SD – Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Four day event with author presentations, book signings, panel discussions, readings, banquets and children’s activities.

Newton Hills Festifall – Canton, SD – Oct 5, 2019
Fall arts & crafts, pumpkin carving demonstrations and other pumpkin activities, live bluegrass music, hayrides, campsite fun and more at Newton Hills State Park. If you want, your carved pumpkins can be used on the Candlelight Walk that night.

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