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10 Best Auto Shows in South Dakota!

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South Dakota’s auto shows are worthwhile events for any auto enthusiast seeking to view iconic vehicles in the heart of America. These family-friendly events highlight the most interesting and beautiful automotives from throughout the state in family-friendly atmospheres that unite communities with automotive history. The best auto shows in South Dakota showcase one-of-a-kind vehicles while offering awards and entertainment.


Kool Deadwood Nights, Deadwood, SD

Experience four days of automotive fun in the Black Hills at Kool Deadwood Nights, a premier car show that attracts tons of car lovers from all over the country. Visitors can view beautifully restored classic cars including muscle cars, roadsters, and early automobiles in the downtown area. There’s also oldies music playing to enhance the retro ambience.

Pioneer Auto Show, Murdo, SD

Over 300 vintage cars, motorcycles, and trucks are on display at the Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo. This incredible attraction features 42 buildings of attractions, an entire Prairie Town, 1950’s diner, antiques, and so much more. You’ll find some of the rarest vehicle makes and models for a step back in time.

Sisseton Car & Bike Show, Sisseton, SD

For over 50 years, the Sisseton Car & Bike Show has been held in downtown Sisseton each June. This local tradition offers cash prizes in 20 classes, additional awards, food booths, and dash plaques for the first 120 participants. A social is held afterward in a nearby lounge for mingling.

Studebaker Car Show, Custer, SD

The annual Studebaker Car Show in outdoor car and truck show features several decades of modified and restored Studebakers on display in Custer. Spectators can participate in the weekend activities, vote for their favorite car or truck, and watch as the car owners cruise around the Southern Black Hills.

Prairie Village Annual Madison Car Show, Madison, SD

Held at the Historic Prairie Village for nearly 30 years, the Prairie Village Annual Madison Car Show is a beloved annual tradition featuring cars and pickups dating back to 1949. Dash plaques are provided to all participants, plus awards are given out. There’s also train and carousel rides available for the kids.

Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair, Rapid City, SD

Cruiser Car Show & Street fair is a family-friendly event where classic car owners roll into the downtown to show off their rides. Held on Main Street in Rapid City, this fun show offers a swap meet, Kidz Zone, free concert, food vendors, and other attractions. A car show awards ceremony is also held at the Main Street Square.

AutoMania at Valley Springs, SD

AutoMania at Valley Springs is a free public automotive event featuring hundreds of classic cars including muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, hot rods, and more. There’s also live rock ‘n’ roll music, auto related vendors, memorabilia, special movie cars, food and beverages, and more. This automotive heaven is a must-attend for any car enthusiast!

Lennox Car Show and Cruise Night, Lennox, SD

The Lennox Car Show is part of the town’s fourth of July celebration, showcasing over 200 cars in all categories. The car show begins the night before, where Main Street gets blocked off for Cruise Night. There’s live music, food vendors, and lots of people in the street watching the cars and mingling with other locals.

Annual Rush No More RV Resort & Campground Show and Shine, Sturgis, SD

The annual Rush No More car show is held each September and is co-hosted by the Classics Car Club and Dakota Rods. This family-friendly event features live music, food, games, pool, and entertainment for all ages. Spectators can bring their own campers, tents or rent cabins for the weekend, check out the amazing cars and bikes, and listen to great music.

Summer Nights Car & Bike Show, Aberdeen, SD

Summer Nights Car & Bike Show is one of Aberdeen’s most popular annual events featuring an assortment of activities including a free outdoor concert, beer garden, food truck vendors, dinner, bike obstacle course, and more. This family-friendly event showcases the coolest cars and bikes with a variety of trophy awards for participants to win.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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