After 60 years, Black Hills Stock Show welcomes ‘cowboys, horses, wild western action

Written by Saige

Rapid City, S.D. – From Jan. 26-Feb. 4, the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) brought over 330,000 people to Rapid City, S.D., along with 120 livestock, horse and rodeo events and 300 vendors, for South Dakota’s second largest event of the year. 

“Our little Midwestern City becomes a slice of the Old West when cowboys and ranchers come to town to compete in 10 different breeds of cattle shows, ranch rodeos and 14 different events,” says BHSS. “There is something for everyone, including concerts and a beer festival. This year also featured new national horse events.”

BHSS adds, “Whether it’s competing in the American Quarter Horse Association Horse Show, riding a wild bronc or showcasing prized livestock, the Black Hills Stock Show encourages everyone to ‘Do Big Things’ in Rapid City.” 

The event, held on the Central States Fairgrounds, brought attendees and contestants from across the region, including from Wyoming. 

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