Events and Calendar

Every vacation season, there are dozens of events at our Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch and around the Black Hills that inspire, excite and engage travelers to the area. As you consider your South Dakota getaway, check out our list of events and note in your travel calendar the dates that catch your eye.

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September 2019

Mount Rushmore Rodeo

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as three rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

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Black Hills Polkapalooza

September 6 - September 8
Mt Rushmore Resort, 12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Hosted by the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, home to Mount Rushmore KOA and Mount Rushmore Lodge, Polkapalooza is a summertime favorite for travelers and locals alike. At only $5 per person per night for admission, Polkapalooza is a bargain. Each night from 4:00-10:00 P.M. you can sample some authentic German food and drink, listen to two great Polka bands, and show off your dancing moves. Sept. 6-7, 2019.  

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October 2019

Run Crazy Horse Marathon / Hill City (Sponsored by Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch)

October 5 - October 6
Mt Rushmore Resort, 12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Stay at Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch while you participate in this great event!

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