21 Mar

Mar 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Get excited for summer with Deadwood’s annual kick off to summer bash, Wild Bill Days! Wild Bill Days returns June 13-15 and features a star-studded entertainment line-up as well as true crowd favorites.

This free event organized by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce features a Main Street concert series as well as national DockDogs competition, Old West and Firearms Auction and Show, gold panning, the first annual Midnight Cowboy 5k Walk/Run and more. Headlining the free concerts are Diamond Rio and Pure Prairie League, along with top regional acts such as the SideHackers, Brock Finn, the Abbey Road Band, Lonely Rangers and Chancey Williams and the Younger Band.

Country superstars Diamond Rio will bring their catalog of #1 hits to Wild Bill’s Main Street stage on Friday, June 13. Their hits include “Beautiful Mess,” “Meet in the Middle,” “I Believe,” “Love a Little Stronger,” “One More Day,” and “In a Week or Two.” American country-rock band Pure Prairie League hits the stage Saturday, June 15 with favorite hits like “Amie,” “I’m Almost Ready,” “Let Me Love You Tonight,” “Can’t Stop the Feelin’” and “Still Right Here in my Heart.”

The free music begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 13 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14.

The high-flying DockDogs will return for a 5th year, with the show a crowd favorite at its location right on Main Street. The event is open to all dogs, and there are a number of classes. Registration is currently open.

A sluice box and gold panning demonstration will also take place on Main Street during Wild Bill Days, and visitors can try their hand at finding gold. The Old West and Firearms Show and Auction, held at Deadwood Mountain Grand, features some of the top Old West relics and plenty of vendors on-hand with rare and unique wares.

2014 Wild Bill Days will also feature the first annual Deadwood Midnight Cowboy Run, which begins at midnight on June 14, after Friday night’s festivities. This 5K walk/run will serve as a fundraiser for the Northern Hills Alliance for Children.

Call the Deadwood Chamber at 1-800-999-1876 for more information.

30 Jan

Jan 30, 2014 at 05:02 pm

The 2014 Deadwood Alive Gunslingers schedule is posted!

Come out to watch the Deadwood Alive Gunslingers starting May 24th at Saloon 10 at 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM Tuesday-Sunday. They will also be on Main Street at 2PM, 4PM, and 6PM Tuesday-Sunday. The Gunslingers will finish the night with the “Trial of Jack McCall” at the Masonic Temple at 8PM Tuesday-Sunday. Tickets for the Trial of Jack McCall are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door or from Black Hills Central Reservations at 1 (800) 344-8826.

There will be no “Trial of Jack McCall” or gunfights:

June 13 & 14 (Fri. & Sat.) during Wild Bill Days,
July 29-August 10 (Tues.-Sun.) during the Sturgis Rally, or
August 22 & 23 (Fri./Sat.) during Kool Deadwood Nites.

16 Jan

Jan 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm

Join us for the first annual “Forks, Corks & Kegs.” The weekend starts on Thursday at 3pm at the Deadwood Mountain Grand with the Taste of Home Cooking School. Culinary Specialists will show you step-by-step delicious recipes from the Taste of Home cookbook. Each participant receives a gift bag and a Taste of Home Cookbook along with a chance to win more by registering for door prizes.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at Deadwood Mountain Grand, Travel Channel’s Bizarre Food’s host, Andrew Zimmern will take the stage. Zimmern travels the world discovering and trying unique global cuisine. On Saturday the culinary weekend continues with Chef Kristian Morgan, Executive chef at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee. Chef Morgan will be preparing dishes based on his simplistic style at the Aught Six Grille at Deadwood Mountain Grand. Reservation for Chef Morgan can be made by calling 605.559.1169 Tickets for Andrew Zimmern can be purchased at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office, Company Store, or at ticketmaster.com. For more information visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605.559.0386.

Additional events will take place during the event at locations around Deadwood – stay tuned for more info!

03 Dec

Dec 03, 2013 at 03:44 pm

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As Christmas approaches and the cold weather sets in, make sure to bundle up and check out the “Dakota Territory Gold Camp Holiday” window displays around Deadwood. Quite a few businesses already have their windows decorated and ready for judging! Call the Chamber at 578-1876 for details.

While you’re out enjoying the winter weather and viewing the creative window displays, take advantage of the amazing Deadwood holiday specials. With all the great Deadwood shopping deals and holiday events why go anywhere else for your shopping and entertainment needs?

Holiday specials in Deadwood:
Black Hills Gold by Coleman – Shop at Black Hills Gold by Coleman on Friday, Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., for 77 percent off Black Hills Gold Jewelry (excluding specials/layaways) and 10 percent off gift items. They are located at 644 Main Street in Deadwood.

Deadwood History, Inc. shopping – Deadwood History has gift items at a discount for DHI members at the Adams Brothers Bookstore (Adams Museum), the Days of ’76 Mercantile (Days of ’76 Museum), and the Adams Treasures Gift Shop (Historic Adams House).

Silverado-Franklin Gaming Complex – The Franklin Hotel will offer rooms for $29.99, Sunday-Thursday, through May. Call 1-800-688-1876 for reservations.

$5 bins at Madame Peacock’s – The $5 bins are back at Madame Peacock’s on Main Street Deadwood! Scarves, handbags, wallets, gloves and more. Selection changes often. We have a sale rack and half price sandals, too! We are continuing to collect tips and donations at the bar for Breast Cancer research, too. We have collected over $200 already! Hoping to reach our goal of $1,000 in no time. Beer N Bling!

Black Friday Sale at Deadwood Gulch’s Creekside Gifts Head for Creekside Gifts at the Deadwood Gulch on Friday, Nov. 29 for buy one item, get one for 50% off, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 578-1294 for more information!

Christmas Festival at the Bad Lands Complex – Head to the Bad Lands of Deadwood – 604-622 Main Street – for a Christmas Festival this holiday season! The event will be on weekends Dec. 6-Dec. 22, and includes vendor tables with gifts and goodies, free gun, coin and antique appraisals, and a play – “The Scrooge of Deadwood.” Each Saturday there will also be pictures with Santa, plus festive food and libation throughout the weekend!

Here’s a schedule of events:

Hours of the Christmas Festival:
Friday, Dec. 6: Noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 15 and 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Scrooge of Deadwood” play: Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Pictures with Santa: Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Special $10 Senior Sunday, on Dec. 15: Includes meal, dessert and play!

Save at Deadwood Tobacco Company
During the holiday season, Deadwood Tobacco will offer great specials, such as:
Save $30 on a box of Sturgis “Liberator” cigars, plus get a free shirt and hat
Save $10 on a Gurkha Black Gold Cigar
Save 10% on three boxes of Sweet Jane or Fat Bottom Betty cigars, or 10% off 2 boxes and a Sweet Jane humidor
Call 722-1510 for more information!

Shop at Berg Jewelry for your holiday gifts Save on all your holiday gifts at Berg Jewelry located in Historic Deadwood! Famous for Gold – Save 50% to 75% off all Black Hills gold. They are further discounting all Black Hills gold, so receive an additional 15% off. Even more savings, buy one, get one 50% off all Gifts, Apparel and Fashion Jewelry! The best of the best for less! Head to 650 Main Street in Deadwood for the deals!

Mineral Palace Stop for any entree on Tuesdays at the Mineral Palace and receive a bottle of wine for half price!

Bloomer’s Flowers and Gifts Holiday Open House Stop in to Bloomer’s on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon for their Holiday Open House! Stop in for Holiday cheer and Christmas specials. They will also have a senior gift tree if you would like to take a name.

Holiday Open House at Schade Winery Head to Schade Winery Tasting Room in Deadwood on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for wine tasting and specials. They look forward to seeing all their customers and new ones too!

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Christmas Show at Deadwood Mountain Grand Deadwood Mountain Grand will host Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers for a Christmas Show on Friday, Dec 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Deadwood Cowboy Christmas Ball Dec. 14 This old-fashioned cowboy dance at the Deadwood Mountain Grand highlights some of the Black Hills’ best performers playing everyone’s favorite holiday songs. The matinee (doors open at noon with performance beginning at 1:00 p.m.) includes a special visit from Santa Claus. The evening performance features live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, the National Finals Rodeo on big screens, musical performances and a cowboy dance. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets are $10 for the matinee; and $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight for the evening performance. All proceeds benefit Deadwood History. Call Black Hills Central Reservations at (800) 344-8826.

Holiday tours of the Historic Adams House The historic home will be elegantly dressed in Victorian holiday finery during the Christmas season. Guided tours offered every hour on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays,12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; $5 for adults, $2 for youth 7 to 14, free to members and children 6 or younger, November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Call 605.578.3724 for more information.

Sing-A-Long Dec. 19 at Deadwood Gulch Bring the whole family to the Deadwood Gulch Convention Center on December 19 for a Sing-A-Long, led by Les Karas. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., there is no charge and everyone is welcome. The event will continue until the last person leaves. Call Les at 920-1466 for more information.

Potter Family to Perform Christmas Show at Deadwood Gulch Convention Center Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort is proud to present The Potter Family Christmas. The shows will be held at Deadwood Gulch Convention Center. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 1-800-695-1876. Performances will be held Dec. 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, & 13.

Lead Opera House Kicks Off Festival of Trees with Holiday Jam Concert The Historic Homestake Opera House on Main Street Lead will host its 31st Annual Festival of Trees Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013.

This year’s Festival of Trees will kick off at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 6, when Santa Claus will make a special visit, posing for free professional pictures with children and pets. Additionally, while patrons are perusing the beautifully decorated trees, they may also enjoy a Holiday Open Mic session, as well as cookies, coffee and hot cocoa.

Then, at 7:00 p.m. Off-the-Cuff Stuff of Sioux Falls announces the popular Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers. Musical powerhouse Allison Nash will also join the group this year. For more information on the history of Holiday Jam, performance photos and music samples, go to holidayjam.com.

On Saturday, December 7 the fun will continue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Holiday Open Mic session will be featured at 4 pm, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Santa will once again visit for free professional photos. At 7:30 p.m., the opera house will host the 2013 live auction of the trees, wreaths, and unique items.

Admission to the Festival of Trees at the Historic Homestake Opera House is by donation, or by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry, and also pet food for the Twin City Animal Shelter. Donations and proceeds from the Festival of Trees will benefit operations at the Historic Homestake Opera House.

Admission for the Friday night Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers is $50 for limited premium seating with dinner at the Bumpin’ Buffalo restaurant on Main Street in Lead; or $25 general seating in advance; $30 on the day of show. Tickets are available at www.homestakeoperahouse.org, or by calling 605-584-2067.

20 Mar

Mar 20, 2013 at 09:00 am

Wild Bill Days, Deadwood’s June 14-16 summer kick-off party, will feature two days of free Main Street concerts led by a pair of music legends. Jazz-rock icon Blood, Sweat & Tears and ’80s rock band Night Ranger will headline Deadwood’s Main Street Stage.

The free concerts are just part of Wild Bill Days. Other events include the national DockDogs Competition — a high-flying, high-splashing dog retrieval contest; the Cowboy Fast Draw Championships, exhibition shooting, an Old West Auction and Show – with antique and Wild West firearms and gear — and additional free concerts by regional acts.

Grammy-winning Blood, Sweat & Tears have been touring and charting hits since the late 1960s. They have been called one of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music. Songs like “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “You’re the One,” “Go Down Gamblin’” have been in radio rotations for decades. The veteran rockers continue to tour worldwide playing their collection of hits.

Blood, Sweat & Tears will headline the Wild Bill Days stage on Saturday, June 15.

Night Ranger is an American rock group with strong ties to the 1980s style rock of power ballads, memorable guitar riffs and strong hooks, with their famous hit “Sister Christian” reaching highest on the charts. Founding members Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy and Brad Gillis are part of Night Ranger today. The band’s original sound still reverberate with fans around the globe. Night Ranger’s catalog of hits include “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “(You Can Still) Rock in America,”, “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street” and “Goodbye.”

Night Ranger will headline Wild Bill Days on Friday, June 14.

Wild Bill Days is sponsored and organized by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Call the Deadwood Chamber at 1-800-999-1876 for more information, or visit www.deadwood.com.

06 Mar

Mar 06, 2013 at 01:06 pm

Exciting events happening in Deadwood!

First off, I am writing my first post as the new marketing intern for Deadwood! My name is Brooke, and I currently attend college at Black Hills State University. I am so excited to be a part of this new team, and to be involved with all the fun events. I mean, it’s DEADWOOD!!

One of my favorite events is coming up quick! Only two weeks until our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! The party starts Thursday, March 14 and goes through Sunday, March 17.

Here is the schedule of events:

Thurs. March 14
8 pm: St. Panties Day at Saloon #10

Fri. March 15
5 pm-7 pm: Registration for the second annual LEPRECHAUN OLYMPICS
5 pm-10 pm: Open container
7 pm-9 pm: Leprechaun Olympics with awards to follow

Sat. March 16
12 pm-3 pm: Annual Pub Crawl Registration at the Franklin Hotel
2 pm-10 pm: Open Container
7 pm: St. Paddy’s Parade
8 pm: Pub Crawl Awards and St. Paddy’s Day Party

Sun. March 17
12 pm- 5 pm: Open container
3 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

I will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day Deadwood Style all weekend! Come help me celebrate along with the rest of Deadwood!

10 Dec

Dec 10, 2012 at 01:34 pm

World’s premier snowmobile motocross, ‘snocross,’
racing series’ set for the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds

DEADWOOD – AMSOIL Championship Snocross will race into the Black Hills in February. Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds will be home to two days of high-speed, high-flying, high-octane snocross racing February 1-2. Tickets for the inaugural Deadwood Snocross Shootout, hosted by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, are on sale now.

AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, features snowmobile racing in a stadium setting, complete with massive jumps, berms and bumps – a man-made snow track identical to what you’d see dirt bikes race across. The Deadwood Snocross Shootout will feature 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers from the United States, Canada and Europe, many of which compete at the annual X Games competition.

Custom sleds that produce auto-like horsepower will rip across the grounds of the Days of ’76 venue. It’s an apt venue, because these machines corner like barrel racers, jump high into the air and sometimes buck their unlucky riders off into the snow.

“AMSOIL Championship Snocross is pumped with the opportunity to line up and race at the historic Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds. We’ve heard nothing but great stories about the famous rodeo held in Deadwood over the summer and look forward to giving the good people of South Dakota an equally electrifying show in February,” said Carl Schubitzke, ACS President/Race Director.

The event is sponsored locally by First Gold Hotel, Recreational Springs Resort, Cadillac Jack’s, Silverado-Franklin Hotel and Gaming Complex and the Lodge at Deadwood – and more sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the Deadwood Chamber at 800-999-1876 for information on sponsorships.

The AMSOIL Championship Snocross round at Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds features the three main snowmobile manufacturers – Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo – and their factory teams of racers. The lineup includes defending Pro Open class champion Tim Tremblay (Ski-Doo), the winningest snocross racer of all-time. Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert and Polaris’ top racer Ross Martin will compete as well. Racing will also include amateurs and top women racers, featuring numerous local snocross racers from the Deadwood area and Dakotas region.

“These are the highest caliber racers in the world, and we are excited to host them in Deadwood. Snowmobiling is quite the popular winter activity in Deadwood and the Black Hills, so these guys and gals will fit right in,” said George Milos, executive director of the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce. “The Deadwood Snocross Shootout is a perfect match for a Deadwood winter, and it’s our hope this family friendly event will land on the top of many must-see lists.”

Who: 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers.
What: Deadwood Snocross Shootout, rounds seven and eight of the 2012-‘13 AMSOIL Championship Snocross circuit.
When: Feb. 1-2. Times: Practice starts each day at 8 a.m., amateur racing begins at 9:30 a.m., pros at noon.
Where: Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds.
Host hotel: First Gold Hotel.
Tickets: General admission advance tickets are $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday and $20 for a two-day pass. Children 5 and under are free, kids 5-12 are $5. Gate prices are $15/$20/$30. Advanced reserved seats are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, and $30 for a two-day pass. Gate prices are $20/$25/$30.Tickets are available by calling 1-800-344-8826; at www.deadwood.com/events or at the gate.

More information: www.isocracing.com. The AMSOIL Championship Snocross events air on the CBS Sports Network on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST. AMSOIL Championship Snocross – as an added bonus – will also air in an evening repeat of each show during the week.

About ISOC Racing
The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions national AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.

03 Aug

Aug 03, 2012 at 02:12 pm

Sturgis, SD (8/2/2012) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles will again celebrate the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Biker Belles celebration, presented by Harley-Davidson, begins Wednesday, Aug. 8, with festivities and a symposium at The Lodge at Deadwood, followed by a guided ride through the beautiful canyons of the Black Hills to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip where a reception, catered meal, entertainment, fashion show, auction and more await, including a concert by country music star Eric Church.

This year’s ride will include Black Hills native and avid motorcyclist Jessi Combs, a top motorcycle and automotive fabricator who has found success on television with programs such as Mythbusters, Xtreme 4×4, Full Metal TV along with current television hits like All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and The List: 1001 Car Things to do Before You Die. Combs is an innovator and passionate about empowering women in the automotive, motorcycle and industrial arts industries.

Combs will join fellow celebrity film and television actress Kristy Swanson on the Biker Belles Ride. Swanson has held roles including Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Chase with Charlie Sheen; Big Daddy with Adam Sandler; as well as countless television roles, most recently in Psych, One Tree Hill and 3Way.

Ride contributions from the Biker Belles go to benefit local South Dakota charities, The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Helping with Horsepower, a program to help young women and girls who are at-risk or are victims of abuse. The 2012 Biker Belles participation fee is $150 per person, with 100 percent going directly to charity.

Sponsors of Biker Belles include the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Harley- Davidson Motor Company, the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, Knology, Bic 4 Good, Interstate Batteries, Motorcycling USA, Pepsi and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

A Day of Real Women. Real Stories. Real Fun. Tickets are available at www.BikerBelles.com or by calling (605) 347-9000.

The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has been offering campers and rally goers the Authentic Sturgis Experience™ for more than 30 years with world-class entertainment and a premium 580 acre camping resort. Make your reservations now and get passes for some of the biggest names in music including Eric Church, Journey, Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Sublime with Rome, Sugarland, BOSTON, Candlebox, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Loverboy, Shinedown, Aaron Lewis, Adelitas Way, and many more. Reservations can be made at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000.

06 Jul

Jul 06, 2012 at 09:52 am

Largest rodeo field ever set for Deadwood’s 90th annual Days of ’76
Award-winning event is July 24-28; features PRCA rodeos, historic parades


Deadwood’s award-winning Days of ’76 event continues to grow. This year’s rodeo field will feature more than 700 of the best cowboys and cowgirls competing for a coveted Days of ’76 buckle, July 24-28 in the historic Black Hills community. The rodeos will also feature 10-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Randy Corley, and clown and barrelman Keith Isley, who has won Clown of the Year, Coors Man in the Can (Barrelman) and Specialty Act of the Year four times, including in 2011, a feat no one else has ever managed.

The Days of ’76 has been named a PRCA Rodeo of the Year 12 times, including a Midsize Rodeo of the Year annually since 2004. The Days of ’76 committee was also inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2011. The five-day event will feature more than 700 of the nation’s finest rodeo stars competing in bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. All of the competitors are PRCA card holders, and many will be seen at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The event includes historic parades on Deadwood’s Main Street. The mile-long historic parades will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, and 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28.

Deadwood’s Days of ’76 evening rodeo performances will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. There will also be an afternoon performance at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day is Friday.

Days of ’76 week kicks off on Tuesday, July 26, with PRCA steer roping at 10 a.m. Tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping slack will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, with more timed-event slack on Thursday, also at 8 a.m. Barrel racing slack will be held after the timed-event slack on Thursday. Stock is provided by Burch Stock Company, with help from Sutton Rodeos and Brookman-Hyland Rodeo Company.

Days of ’76 competitors will compete for a total purse of more than $170,000, including the Committee’s Purse, which in 2012 will be over $53,000.
The rodeo is a nonprofit event made possible through sponsors, previous ticket sales and the city of Deadwood. The Days of ‘76 Rodeo Committee plans and organizes the rodeo. Also, a 20-person board of directors and countless volunteers help make the event memorable.

Visit www.daysof76.com or www.deadwood.org for more information. For tickets, contact Black Hills Central Reservations at 1-888-838-BULL, or purchase online at blackhillsvacations.com

90th Annual Days of ’76 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 24
10 a.m. PRCA Steer Roping

Wednesday, July 25
8 a.m. Timed Events Rodeo Slack

Thursday, July 26
8 a.m. Timed Events Rodeo Slack. WPRA Barrel Racing Slack following Timed Events Slack
7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Friday, July 27
1:30 p.m. Deadwood Main Street – Historic Parade
7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Saturday, July 28
10 a.m. Deadwood Main Street – Historic Parade
1:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance
7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

04 Jun

Jun 04, 2012 at 04:12 pm

Lots of our Deadwood Chamber members have received awards for their excellence in multiple categories. To start, three hotels received honors along with a few other establishments.

The Best Western Hickok House was mentioned in the May/June issue of AAA’s Home & Away Magazine as one of S.D. Governor Dennis Daugaard’s favorite hotels to stay at. Also, the Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort earns 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“We are incredibly pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Tracy Island, General Manager at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort. “We strive to offer our customers the best customer service we can and this is evidence that our hard work is paying off. “

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

The Deadwood Super 8 has been recognized by the Super 8 hotel brand as one of the top eight properties worldwide in the brand’s portfolio of more than 2,200 hotels. To be eligible for the award, a hotel must have demonstrated itself to be a leader in the Super 8 system over the course of the last year, particularly in the areas of quality assurance, customer evaluations, TripAdvisor ratings and overall market performance.
“The Deadwood Super 8 represents every aspect of what a Super 8 hotel should be,” said John Valletta, president of the Super 8 brand. “I congratulate the hotel and its staff on this momentous achievement and thank them for their continued dedication to brand.”
“This is a great honor for our hotel and a testament to the hard work of our wonderful staff,” said Lori Logan, the hotel’s general manager. “We look forward to continuing to serve our loyal guests and sharing with all travelers the quality accommodations and outstanding value that have become the hallmarks of the Deadwood Super 8.”
The Super 8 hotel brand, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of economy hotels located throughout the United States, Canada and China.

Lewie’s Saloon & Eatery has one of the top hambergers in the nation in the latest Midwest Living Magazine.

NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources received a NewighborWorks American District Grant for National NrighborWorks Week, June 3-9, 2012. The grant of $5,000 is in memory of Bill Kitchen, a former employee of NeighborWorks America in Kansas City, MO. Bill was a champion of NeighborWorks Week. NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources is able to sponsor a number of activities during NeighborWorks Week thanks to this grant and their many other partners.

Weapon Concepts, LLC dba Deadwood Jake’s Gun’s & Ammo is now accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Weapons Concepts is operated by Gregory Vecchi.

We at the Chamber of Commerce in Deadwood could not be more excited and proud of these members for all of their accomplishment.