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BURNING BEETLE

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Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check event websites/postings before attending.

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Christmas at the Capitol December 1-26 VARIOUS LOCATIONS | PIERRE | TIMES VARY “Deck the Halls” with Christmas at the Capitol in Pierre, but note it will look a little different this year. Musicians, who will be announced on Facebook, will perform for live audiences at limited capacities. Though Santa Claus will not be available for pictures, he will make an appearance to drop off his mailbox and collect a few letters from children. MORE INFO: CHRISTMASATTHECAPITOL.SD.GOV.

Kris Kringle’s Christmas Market December 11-12 OUTLAW SQUARE | DEADWOOD | TIMES VARY

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Stumped on what to get someone for the holidays? Pick up a unique gift at Kris Kringle’s Christmas Market at Outlaw Square. Sip hot cocoa or mulled wine, munch on holiday snacks, and browse through the gifts each vendor has to offer. On the second day, the Black Hills Figure Skating Club will perform a demonstration and Kris Kringle himself will pay a visit to the square. MORE INFO: OUTLAWSQUARE.COM.

Frontier Christmas December 12 FORT SISSETON HISTORIC STATE PARK | LAKE CITY | 10 A.M. Step back in time this Christmas season and take a trip to Fort Sisseton Historic State Park to experience classic holiday traditions, including roasted chestnuts. Go on a sleigh ride, have a chat with Santa Claus, taste homemade bread from the park’s oven, and more. MORE INFO: GFP.SD.GOV.

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Chinook Days January 15-25 VARIOUS LOCATIONS | SPEARFISH | ALL DAY In 1943, a Chinook wind set the world record of the greatest and fastest temperature change in Spearfish. Celebrate Chinook Days with craft beer, mountain sports, and more. Some of the events during the 10-day celebration include the Winter Luau, a rodeo, and even a few live concerts featuring Sweatband and Supaman. MORE INFO: VISITSPEARFISH.COM.

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Burning Beetle January 16 PAGEANT HILL | CUSTER | TIMES VARY Gather on Pageant Hill to witness the annual Burning Beetle. The event focuses on connecting attendees with the environment of the Black Hills and to support the arts. To start the Torch March, participate in the ceremonial lighting of the torches at the Vigilance sculpture. The variety show will go virtual this year. MORE INFO: CUSTERSD.COM.

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VARIOUS LOCATIONS | LEAD | TIMES VARY Join the locals in Lead to bask in the snow with Winterfest. The weekend long event will kick off with a mixer at Whitetail Creek Resort, before Friday jumps right into the main festivities. The Cool Beans Cook Off will return and the Winter Rocks Music Festival will start and lead into Saturday. Festivalgoers can top off their weekend with a sledding hill, a snowmobile poker run, snowshoeing, a bonfire, and even some fireworks. MORE INFO: LEADMETHERE.ORG.

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EVENTS

D EC E M B E R ‘20 + J A N UA RY ‘2 1 +ENTERTAINMENT

DECEMBER ABERDEEN

13 _____________________________ +ABERDEEN MOOSE LODGE BREAKFAST Moose Lodge, Aberdeen. 9 a.m. More info: visitaberdeensd.com.

18-19

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+ABERDEEN WINGS VS. ST. CLOUD NORSEMEN

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

27

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+ROADRUNNERS PANCAKE FEED

Yelduz Shrine Center, Aberdeen. 9 a.m. More info: visitaberdeensd. com.

10

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+COMMUNITY

CHRISTMAS DINNER Belle Fourche Community Hall, Belle Fourche. 11 a.m. More info: bfxmasdinner.com.

BROOKINGS

4 _____________________________ +FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Downtown, Brookings. 4 p.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

5

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+GET INVOLVED

4

+COMMUNITY

Downtown, Brookings. 4 p.m. More info: brookingschamber.org.

Outlaw Square, Deadwood. 5 p.m. More info: outlawsquare.com.

LOCAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

12-23

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

11-12

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+12 DAYS OF

+KRIS KRINGLE’S

Downtown, Brookings. All day. More info: brookingschamber.org.

Outlaw Square, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: outlawsquare.com.

CHRISTMAS

CUSTER

5

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CHRISTMAS MARKET

12

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+HOLIDAY GIFT WORKSHOP

+CUSTER

Days of ‘76 Museum, Deadwood. All day. More info: deadwood.com.

Downtown, Custer. 5:30 p.m. More info: custersd.com.

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CHRISTMAS PARADE

29-31

5-31 _____________________________ +NEW YEAR’S EVE WEEKEND BASH

Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: cadillacjacksgaming.com.

More info: facebook.com.

+CHRISTMAS TOUR OF THE ADAMS HOUSE

The Adams House, Deadwood. 3 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

11

DELMONT

31

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+NEW YEAR’S EVE

HARTFORD

11 _____________________________ +CHRISTMAS COOKIE

+TREES AND TRAINS

+PARADE OF LIGHTS

EXHIBIT

South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Hill City. Times vary. More info: sdrm.shop.

+DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER

+HOLIDAY EXPRESS

1880 Train, Hill City. Times vary. More info: 1880train.com.

HOT SPRINGS

Area Community Theatre, Mitchell. 8 a.m. More info: mitchellsd.com.

4-6, 11-13

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+ELF THE MUSICAL

4 _____________________________

Area Community Theatre, Mitchell. Times vary. More info: mitchellact. org.

+CHRISTMAS IN THE

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HILLS PARADE OF LIGHTS Evans the Hot Springs, Hot Springs. 6 p.m. More info: hotsprings-sd.com.

5

+MANGER MELODIES CONCERT

Mueller Center, Hot Springs. 7 p.m. More info: hotsprings-sd.com.

LAKE CITY

12

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+FRONTIER

CHRISTMAS

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, Lake City. 10 a.m. More info: gfp. sd.gov.

LEAD

1-31 _____________________________ Various locations, Lead. Dusk. More info: leadmethere.org.

12 |

4

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COFFEE

+LIGHT UP LEAD

Downtown, Brookings. 10 a.m. More info: brookingschamber.org.

Main Street, Mitchell. 7 p.m. More info: mitchellmainstreet.com.

5-6, 12-13, 1920, 24, 26-27 +FIRST FRIDAY _____________________________

CRAWL

Downtown, Hartford. 4 p.m. More info: hartfordsd.us.

1

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PARADE & ACTIVITIES Various locations, Delmont. 1 p.m. More info: southeastsouthdakota. com.

MITCHELL

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DEADWOOD

3-5, 10-12 _____________________________

+MUSIC

HILL CITY

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+FA-LA-LA-LA-LA

FESTIVAL OF TREES BELLE FOURCHE + Custer State Park, Custer. All day.

25 _____________________________

+SPORTS

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+FIRST LEGO LEAGUE MINI ROBOTICS CAMP EmBe Avera Downtown, Mitchell. 1 p.m. More info: embe.org.

NORTH SIOUX CITY

3-6, 10-13, 1720, 24-27 _____________________________ +HOLIDAY

HOMESTEAD

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, North Sioux City. 5 p.m. More info: gfp.sd.gov.

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE

1-26

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+CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL

Various locations, Pierre. Times vary. More info: christmasatthecapitol.sd.gov.


1-3, 5-18

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+DASHING TO THE DOUGH-REINDEER GAMES

Virtual, Pierre. 7 p.m. More info: pierrearea.shopwhereilive.com.

4-6, 10-12

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+SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR

Grand Opera House, Pierre. Times vary. More info: pierreplayers.com.

5-18

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+LIGHT UP THE PIERRE AREA HOLIDAY LIGHT COMPETITION

Various locations, Pierre. 6 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

RAPID CITY

1 _____________________________ +BLACK HILLS

RAPIDS SOCCER CLUB LEAGUE

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 5 p.m. More info: gotmine.com.

3-5

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+HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOP

Jolly Lane Greenhouse, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: facebook.com.

4-6, 11-23, 2631 _____________________________ +CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHT

Storybook Island, Rapid City. 5:30 p.m. More info: storybookisland.org.

5

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+HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR

Word of Hope, Rapid City. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+KOUNTRY JUNKIN’

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS MARKET Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 10 a.m. More info: kountryjunkin.com.

5, 12, 19 _____________________________ +SANTA IN THE SQUARE

Main Street Square, Rapid City. Noon. More info: shopsatmainstreetsquare.com.

5, 12, 19, 26

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+STEAM SATURDAYS The Journey Museum, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: journeymuseum.org.

11-12

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+RAPID CITY RUSH

VS. UTAH GRIZZLIES

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcityrush. com.

12 _____________________________ +CELLAR MUSIC: EMILY LLOYD

Firehouse Wine Cellars, Rapid City. 6 p.m. More info:firehousewinecellars. com.

+4GMX INDOOR MOTOCROSS

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: 4gmotocross.com.

16-19

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+LAKOTA NATION INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: gotmine. com.

31

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+NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: alexjohnson.com.

+LUWOW INTO 2021 WaTiki Waterpark, Rapid City. 5 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

RENNER

10

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+TWILIGHT FLIGHTS

Strawbale Winery, Renner. Times vary. More info: strawbalewinery.com.

SIOUX FALLS

1-31

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+WINTER

WONDERLAND AT FALLS PARK

Falls Park, Sioux Falls. All day. More info: experiencesiouxfalls.com.


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EVENTS

D EC E M B E R ‘20 + J A N UA RY ‘2 1 +ENTERTAINMENT

1-6, 8-13

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+IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - LIVE RADIO PLAY

Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

3

12-13

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+CHRISTMAS WITH THE SYMPHONY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

12, 26, 31

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+COMEDY FOR A CAUSE HYBRID

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Sioux Falls. 5:30 p.m. More info: eventbrite.com.

+SD SYMPHONY:

SACRED SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

5

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+SIOUX FALLS

STAMPEDE VS. FARGO FORCE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: sfstampede.com.

13 _____________________________ +SIOUX FALLS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

16-20

+SNOWFLAKE Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+ELF THE MUSICAL

6

_____________________________

+A PRAIRIE

CHRISTMAS ON STAGE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 3 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.

12

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+FESTIVAL OF

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. All day. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

STAMPEDE VS. WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS

LORIE LINE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.

31

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Prairie View Event Hall, Tea. 6 p.m. More info: facebook.com

THE HEGG BROTHERS Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

31

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+NEW YEAR’S FESTIVAL

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. All day. More info: washingtonpavilion.org._

SPEARFISH

1-3

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+FESTIVAL OF TREES: TOUR

Downtown, Spearfish. All day. More info: visitspearfish.com.

5

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LIGHT PARADE & CHRISTMAS STROLL Main Street, Spearfish. All day. More info: visitspearfish.com.

19 _____________________________ +SANTA FESTIVAL

+WINTER

WONDERLAND

Spearfish City Campground, Spearfish. 5 p.m. More info: visitspearfish.com.

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS

12

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+HOLIDAY JAM WITH

11-12, 18-19, 25-26 _____________________________

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. All day. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

TEA

+NEW YEAR’S EVE

18 +HOLIDAZZLE _____________________________ +CHRISTMAS WITH

+MUSIC

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

JR.

Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

+GET INVOLVED

+SIOUX FALLS

STAMPEDE VS. LINCOLN STARS

_____________________________

FESTIVAL

+SPORTS

GALA + MAKE-AWISH FUNDRAISER

VERMILLION

3 _____________________________ +STANDSTILL

PARADE OF LIGHTS Downtown, Vermillion. 6 p.m. More info: livevermillion.com.

WATERTOWN

4-6, 11-13, 1820, 24-25 _____________________________ +WINTER

WONDERLAND LIGHT SHOW

+HOLIDAY MAGIC IN THE PARK

City Park, Wessington Springs. Noon. More info: wessingtonsprings. com.

YANKTON

1-31

_____________________________

+VINTAGE

CHRISTMAS + HALL OF TREES

Mead Cultural Education Center, Yankton. All day. More info: meadbuilding.org.

3

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+HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Downtown, Yankton. Times vary. More info: yanktonfestivaloflights. com.

Stokes Thomas Park, Watertown. 6 p.m. More info: visitwatertownsd. com.

12

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+CHRISTMAS WITH THE HOLY ROCKA ROLLAZ

The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

18

4

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+CHRISTMAS WITH SHERWIN & PAM LINTON

The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

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WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN SD Mead Cultural Education Center, Yankton. Noon. More info: meadbuilding.org.


5

19-31

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+SANTA’S

+MOSCOW BALLET’S

WORKSHOP

Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica, Yankton. 2 p.m. More info: visityanktonsd.com.

5-23

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM

On Demand. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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+CRIMSON DOOR

JANUARY

Various locations, Yankton. Times vary. More info: yanktonareaarts.org.

ABERDEEN

12-13

1-2, 16 _____________________________

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

_____________________________

+CHRISTMAS AT THE CRAMER-KENYON

Cramer-Kenyon Historic Home, Yankton. 1 p.m. More info: cramerkenyon.webs.com.

12, 19

+ABERDEEN WINGS VS. BISMARCK BOBCATS

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

22-23

16-17

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+DAKOTA TERRITORY GUN COLLECTORS GUN SHOW

Swiftel Center, Brookings. Times vary. More info: dtgca.org.

BRUCE

1

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+FIRST DAY HIKE

Oakwood Lakes State Park, Bruce. All day. More info: gfp.sd.gov.

30

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+COOL KIDS CLASSIC Oakwood Lakes State Park, Bruce. 10 p.m. More info: gfp.sd.gov.

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+VISIT FROM FATHER

+ABERDEEN

_____________________________

Mead Cultural Education Center, Yankton. All day. More info: meadbuilding.org.

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

+FESTIVAL OF TREES

CHRISTMAS

VIRTUAL

8-31

_____________________________

+GOOD NIGHT

THEATRE’S “A GIFTWRAPPED CABARET” Virtual. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

11

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WINGS VS. MINOT MINOTAUROS

24

_____________________________

+ROADRUNNERS PANCAKE FEED

Yelduz Shrine Center, Aberdeen. 9 a.m. More info: visitaberdeensd. com.

BROOKINGS

6-10

_____________________________

+I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Virtual. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+EAST RIVER 8-BALL INVITATIONAL

Swiftel Center, Brookings. Times vary. More info: eastriver8ball.com.

CUSTER

1

Custer State Park, Custer. All day. More info: facebook.com.

16

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+BURNING BEETLE

Pageant Hill, Custer. Times vary. More info: custersd.com.

DEADWOOD

1-2

_____________________________

+NEW YEAR’S EVE WEEKEND BASH

Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: cadillacjacksgaming.com.


EVENTS

+ENTERTAINMENT

SNOCROSS SHOWDOWN

Days of ‘76 Complex, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood. com.

30

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+K9 KEG PULL

Deadwood Street, Deadwood. 1 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

LEAD

28-31 _____________________________ +WINTERFEST

Various locations, Lead. Times vary. More info: leadmethere.org.

29-31

+STEAM SATURDAYS

+BLACK HILLS

STOCK SHOW & RODEO

The Journey Museum, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: journeymuseum.org.

6, 8-9

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Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: blackhillsstockshow.com.

8

RUSH VS. WICHITA THUNDER

_____________________________

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcityrush.com.

Various locations, Lead. Times vary. More info: leadmethere.org.

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MOTOCROSS

1-2, 15-16, 2223 _____________________________ +ORION AND STACEY POTTER

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: rapidcitytinderbox.com.

15

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+ECLIPSE

_____________________________

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Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: 4gmotocross.com.

+SIOUX FALLS

23

+2ND OPINION BAND

The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

STAMPEDE VS. WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS

+RESTAURANT WEEK

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

Various restaurants, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: firehousebrewing.com.

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15

WESSINGTON SPRINGS

8-9

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+FOOTHILLS

PHEASANT FEST

Wessington Springs. All day. More info: wessingtonsprings.com.

STAMPEDE VS. SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS

+BH RAPIDS WINTER

VIRTUAL

1-2

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

CLASSIC 2021

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: gotmine.com.

21-22

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29-30

+SOPHIA BEATTY

WATERTOWN

Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

8-9

+4GMX INDOOR

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RAPID CITY

Various locations, Spearfish. All day. More info: visitspearfish.com.

The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

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Best Restaurant for Date Night

The Farmhouse Bistro & Bar New in 2019, The Farmhouse Bistro & Bar is “rooted in the history and culture of Spearfish and the surrounding Black Hills.” The farm-totable eatery is located on the former Meier Ranch property and gives nods to it in its design and inviting atmosphere. Some must-try items from the bistro, which serves lunch and dinner, are Twyla’s Fried Chicken (fried chicken, honey glaze, gouda mashed potatoes, and farmhouse gravy) and Sea Scallops (pan-seared sea scallops served with a mushroom five-grain risotto drizzled with white truffle oil). Also grab brunch with a specialty drink like the PB&J Old Fashioned (whiskey, cherry, and orange).

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Legends Steakhouse

This chef-inspired restaurant inside of the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort in Deadwood is a culinary journey provided by chef Tucker Walton. Walton uses local and seasonal ingredients for dishes like the Pappardelle (slow-braised Iowa rabbit, Parmigiano Reggiano, and parsley), and patrons can order item by item or choose the gastronomy dining (pending on COVID-19 changes). The flapper-era vibes round out the experience in the intimate space, and the private dining room is an even bigger surprise. Don’t leave without having a craft cocktail and/or the Pistachio Cake (pistachio, olive oil, goat cheese, coriander, and blood orange).

TINLIZZIE.COM 555 MAIN ST., DEADWOOD

Inside the Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex is Legends Steakhouse, where you can have “legendary dining in a legendary place.” Since 1903, the Franklin Hotel has hosted legendary politicians, businesspeople, sports figures, and entertainers, and it’s said that Theodore Roosevelt stayed there while visiting Seth Bullock. Down the steps in the lower level is the steakhouse that serves breakfast and dinner, and a prime rib the size of your head.

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Try It: La Luna Café by Alana Snyder “We put the time and care into our drinks,” said Salvador Jaimes, store manager of La Luna Café in Sioux Falls. The family-run coffee and espresso bar was featured in the March Bar & Restaurant Issue of 605, which turned out to be poor timing due to the arrival of COVID-19 in the United States, along with the rest of the world. “March through April it was almost always empty in here. It was so weird,” recalled Salvador. “Everyone had a hard time through COVID, so we were trying to figure out what to do to stay open.”

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Along with an extensive drink menu, the restaurant offers an assortment of food options. The team came together to dissect the needs of its customers and figure out its next steps during the pandemic. “We had a lot of meetings to sit down and figure out, ‘What do people want right now? What can they justify spending on in these hard times?' And that’s when we came out with a lot of our meals,” said Tatiana Jaimes, general manager and social media coordinator. The business, which is located on the main level of The Cascade at Falls Park, came up with items like the Burrito Bowl and Fajita-Rice-Bowl. “We figured these are easy items you can order to-go and you can pop in the microwave if you don’t want to eat them right away. They’re so filling and flavorful,” said Tatiana.

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And 605 got a glimpse of the Fajita-Rice-Bowl, with lime-cilantro rice, a choice of chicken, pork, or steak, house-made fajita mix, and a topping of mixed cheese. La Luna also started offering Tacos, made with corn-flour tortillas filled with either pulled pork (carnitas) or carne asada, topped with red onions and cilantro, and served with a side of house pico de gallo and salsa. “Our tacos are authentic; my mom seasons them from scratch and it’s a whole process the meat goes through before we serve it on a plate,” said Tatiana. Quesadillas also joined the lineup, and so far the new additions have been a hit. So much so, the family says that people crave them any time of the day.

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“Sometimes people come in and they ask if it’s too early for a quesadilla,” said Salvador. “I’ve had a taco order at 10 a.m.,” laughed Tatiana. A lighter new feature is the Yogurt Bowl with a vanilla Greek yogurt base, topped with granola, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and honey. “People think it’s an aÇai bowl just by how it looks,” said Tatiana. “But we just focus a lot on the artistic side of the business. Anything we create we take into consideration the color and the textures and the movement, because when we create a plate we want to replicate it every time to give people the La Luna experience.” Along with coffee, the eatery is known for its waffles, toasts, and pizzas. The personal size Bacon Sunrise Pizza is still popular, along with the Nutella Waffle and Caprese Avocado toast. The popular dishes also are mixed up with seasonal options, like the Pumpkin Pie Waffle and the Apple Pie Waffle.

“Those have been fan favorites,” said Tatiana. “We brought back the Apple Pie Waffle. It literally tastes like you’re biting into an apple pie.” There are also seasonal drinks, like Caramel Chai, Apple Cider Steamer, and Pumpkin Spice Chai. While they only have a few specials drink-wise, the team says they work hard to perfect what they do best. “Our idea behind coffee is we want to keep it simple and exciting,” said Tatiana. “Our lattes aren’t switched up as much simply because we want to keep up our quality and flavor, because we’re very consistent.” The company, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last spring, also celebrated the new launch of pastries. While they had baked delicacies before, now they’re all made in-house. A few highlights include Butter Cookies and gluten-free options like the Alfajor. An Alfajor is an Argentinian cookie made with corn flour.

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“The cookies have a citrusy hint. We take two of them and sandwich them together with dulce de leche, then roll them in coconut shavings,” said Tatiana. As the pastries are made from scratch, La Luna asks patrons to pre-order so the team can prepare for larger batches. The restaurant plans to further expand the bakery side of the business, Salvador says, and to continue to bring the community together with art of all sorts. As the 605 team was about to put the camera away, Salvador walked over with a to-go cup and a smile and said, “Also, I’ve gotten pretty good at latte art in a to-go cup.”

BOTTOM LINE: This family business seems to have constant innovation and ideas for even more expansion during a pandemic. La Luna should be on everyone’s list to have a coffee or breakfast meeting, for weekend brunch, or to simply treat yourself for some quality solo time.

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Stage Stop CafÉ at Cheyenne Crossing Located eight miles southwest of Lead at the upper entrance to Spearfish Canyon is Cheyenne Crossing. The quaint establishment makes you feel at home as you enter through the general store full of unique gifts and knickknacks to make your way to the Stage Stop Café. While the Food Network has raved about the Indian Taco, the 605 team drives out of our way to get the campfire-style pancakes.

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Café Louisiana Jambalaya. Shrimp Etouffee. Fried Catfish. Get fresh Cajun food from couple Zachary Fournet and Leah Nelams at Café Louisiana in Yankton. Fournet first wrote down the name for the restaurant concept on a napkin in 2001 and made it a reality. And we’re glad he did. The menu changes daily with whatever they feel like cooking (and have available). 605 was lucky enough to be there on a day when he made Benyays (a beignet) and we still daydream about them.

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BEST Coffee Shop

Red Rooster Coffee House Open since 1996, Red Rooster Coffee House is the place to go in Aberdeen for coffee, a bite, and as a hub for creativity and community. Brother and sister duo Dan Cleberg and Kileen (Cleberg) Limvere also have an attached gift shop with a humanitarian mission, along with an expansive used bookstore. When there’s not a pandemic, you can find events like live music, film, an art gallery, DJs, karaoke, and more in the back space. The eclectic coffee shop has drinks like a Chai Latte or a Steamer, or grab a baked item or sandwich (like the Hummus Sandwich with black olive, cucumber, and sprouts on whole wheat).

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Baan Thai Geng Tanawong was a teenager when his family moved from northeast Thailand to the Rapid City area. After noticing the lack of Thai restaurants, in 2014 he opened up his own with some friends. After his partners sold their shares to his parents, Baan Thai soon became a downlow hot spot. Items like Pad Kee Mao (“Drunken Noodles” with wild rice noodles, bell peppers, onions, and basil stir fried in sweet basil sauce) and Thai Beef Salad (stir fried beef in special sauce mixed with fresh tomatoes, green onions, white onions, and cucumber over shredded lettuce with a side of sticky rice) keep the people coming.

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Best South Dakota Must-Try

Tiger Meat at Kessler’s When people hear “tiger meat,” they would assume they’re eating tiger. They would probably assume it’s not a South Dakota thing. Both are wrong. Tiger Meat is raw hamburger meat seasoned and cured and is eaten like a dip, most often with crackers. The closest thing it has been compared to is steak tartare. Where is one of the best places to find this dish? Kessler’s in Aberdeen. Order it for a special occasion, for an appetizer, or for a night of binge watching.

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Best Appetizer

Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen Pictured: Naughty Fries. Appetizer? Meal? Both, please.

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BREAD & CIRCUS Sandwich Kitchen by Alana Snyder

Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen likes to keep it casual. Owners Barry Putzke and Jordan Taylor are also casual, as they describe it.

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“You’ll never find a domestic on here,” said Putzke of the 10 local and regional beer taps.

“We’re a casual sandwich joint that has elevated sandwiches and cuisine, or a simple way to put it would be 'highbrow stoner' food,” said Putzke. Located in Uptown Sioux Falls on Main Avenue, the popular eatery opened in 2017. Putzke explains that they encourage patrons to try different flavors, but to feel at home as they do so. “That’s kind of our microcosm for our whole place is really good flavors and really good technique but brought to you in the form of a sandwich so it can be approachable,” he said. “Same thing with our place: it’s casual, easy, and comfortable.” And the owners are on the right track as they’ve won several big awards. Buzzfeed, for example, named Bread & Circus the “Best Sandwich Spot in South Dakota.” One of the staple sandwiches is the Vietnamese Fried Chicken, with buttermilk-marinated fried chicken thigh, nuoc cham, banh mi pickles, cilantro aioli, and a Look’s Marketplace brioche bun. A runner-up is the Curried Cauliflower, with roasted cauliflower, yellow curry, red lentil hummus, arugula, cilantro, radish, and naan. “We tried to pull the [Curried] Cauliflower off and people just wanted it back on the menu,” said Taylor, who is also the chef. “That’s what Guy Fieri ate, so we’ll probably keep that on for a while now.” Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (DDD) recently filmed at the location, and Fieri also tried the aforementioned chicken.

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We’ve got a big, old former loading dock as a [heated] patio that sits around 90 people.” -Putzke

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MORE ON THE ME NU SANDWICHES E Jerk Salmon

Jerk-marinated salmon, pickled pineapple relish, arugula, charred scallion aioli, and Look’s Marketplace brioche.

E Roasted Turkey

House-brined and roasted turkey, housemade ranch bacon, arugula pesto aioli, shrettuce, aged cheddar, and Look’s Marketplace ciabatta.

NOT SANDWICHES E Falafel

Whipped feta, green muhammara, pickled radish (available as a dish, sandwich with naan or pita, or as a salad).

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Mole blanco and cilantro pesto.

SALADS E House Salad

Mixed greens, seasonal vegetable, salted almonds, and sherry vinaigrette.

E Moroccan Chicken

Arugula, grapes, feta, harissa-marinated cucumbers, crispy lentils, and preserved lemon vinaigrette.

As they note, it’s a good problem to have. The owners say more items keep becoming “favorites” or winning awards, making it harder to switch up the menu. This is the case for the Schnitzelwich, which has a panko-and-chip-crusted pork tenderloin, horseradish and poppy seed slaw, dijonaise, and Texas toast. “The Pork Belly Gyro is also making a pretty good run at sticking around,” said Taylor. An “underground favorite” is the Naughty Fries, which has pork chile verde, taqueria pickles, queso fresco, cilantro, and radish.

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“It’s something unique Jordan created, and it actually stemmed from a Super Bowl party 10 years ago,” said Putzke. “He brought over pork chili verde and used it for tacos, and we were talking about fries and a dirty fry option.” Taylor experimented with that and the aioli-based Fry Sauce to accompany it. “We have a mutual friend out [in Portland] where whenever we would make food and get really weird he would say, ‘Oh, it’s naughty,’” recalled Putzke. “So we always called some of our food choices ‘naughty.’ Thus we don’t call them dirty fries, we call them Naughty Fries.”

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The restaurant does have a few seasonal options, like the Delicata Squash salad with arugula, toasted pepitas, citrus-cran couscous, and a date vinaigrette. A popular seasonal item that Bread & Circus brings back is a winter ramen, says Putzke.

“We have a quarter of the space and you’ll be able to get pizza by the slice or whole pizzas or things like salads and garlic knots,” said Putzke. “We felt like it was a good compliment for the bar and is something we’ve always wanted to do.”

“Every winter Jordan comes up with a specialty ramen recipe, and this time of year we’re getting daily inquiries asking when it’s coming back,” he said.

And something else they've always wanted to do that they've made into a reality is to make people try what they like.

Something else new this season is the opening of the owners’ newest spot, Pizza Cheeks on Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. The space will be inside of The Hello Hi, which is a tropical-themed bar.

Putzke left off, “It all comes from the same vein — that it’s what we want to eat.”

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Best Workout Class

Burlesque Classes at Studio Disco image by: Hubbard Visuals Entertaining and inspiring audiences in the Black Hills since 2016, Black Veil Burlesque is a classic burlesque and performance art menagerie based in the heart of Rapid City. The group’s performances and mission are to promote confidence and body positivity, and anyone can give it a whirl with Studio Disco’s Burlesque 101 or Burlesque 102. Each series is a handful of weeks perfecting shimmying, bumping and grinding, and glove peeling, and also comes with a set of tassels.

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Circle View Ranch Owners Amy and Phil Kruse welcome guests to Circle View Ranch—a remote bed and breakfast in Interior. The name explains exactly what to expect, with views all around the ranch that are bucket-list-beautiful. Along with breakfast in the mornings, say hello to the ranch’s array of animals with donkeys, chickens, cattle, and more. Nighttime is just as breathtaking with some of the brightest stars in South Dakota.

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At The Breaks, the focus is offering fresh-roasted, small-batch coffee to the Sioux Falls “neighborhood and beyond.” “Our whole ethos is that we just want to provide quality items that we really like,” said co-owner Mary Campbell. When she started the roastery business with her husband and coowner Corey Gerlach in 2015, they didn’t want to open a storefront. “This space became available that we're currently in downtown, and we got kinda looking at it,” Gerlach explained about their East 12th Street location next to record store and music venue Total Drag. “It seemed like a good fit to us.”

So after months of renovations from electrical to plumbing and more, the couple opened the coffee shop storefront in August 2020. Through the open garage door, the coffee shop has an industrial modern vibe, and the roasting happens right at the back of the room. “The main thing that sets us apart from everywhere else that customers say is that when you walk in, you don’t feel like you’re in Sioux Falls,” said Mercedes Nelson, head barista or “drink extraordinaire” as the clock-in system so calls her. “A lot of the time people compare it to being in a big city.” And the location has brought plenty of business.

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“It’s a very walkable or bikeable destination, too,” said Campbell. Gerlach continued, “We see people take off for their morning run, bike, or walk and come back and grab a coffee on the way home.” At The Breaks, they like to focus on creating new drinks that stray from the norm. “We’re looking forward to just having a solid espresso bar with fun quirky, seasonal drinks,” said Campbell. One of their most recent seasonal drinks was FML (Fall Maple Latte), a “savory antidote” to the ever-popular pumpkin spice latte. “There’s so much more personality,” explained Nelson. “We made [FML] with butternut squash from Mary’s garden. The only people we're answering to are ourselves and our customers. We can more or less do whatever we want [with our drinks].” And because they have free reign, the baristas are happy to help customers find the perfect drink for them. “Just come in, and we’ll make sure we’ll find something good and magical,” said Nelson. For now, the modern industrial-style coffee shop is offering solely to-go options, including their coffee and croissants from the Look’s Marketplace bakery—croissants that both Campbell and Nelson rave about. Though they’ve opened during a complicated time for many companies, business has been smooth for the most part, according to Campbell.

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Occupied In the bathroom of The Breaks, patrons can view a rotating art gallery titled Occupied featuring works from various local artists.


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“I want [customers] to know that we would never judge someone based on their coffee order. People have this idea that if you order a latte, we’re going to judge you. But no, lattes are [expletive] delicious.”

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Brews from The Breaks Swing by the storefront or shop online to bring home a couple bags of The Breaks coffee bags. Here are some of their options.

Absolute Blend // from $16 Ethiopia Aricha - Yirgacheffe // from $18 Honduras Corquin - Fair Trade Organic // from $16.50 Peru Lima - Fair Trade Organic // from $16.50 Mexico Coatepec - Decaf // from $17 The Breaks “Break It Down” Pack // $20 The Breaks Subscription // from $58 The Daily // from $16

The original plan for The Breaks was to sell beer and wine at night to cater to Total Drag concertgoers. The owners say they hope to do that in the future when the pandemic clears.

“The night before we unlocked the door, we were putting the menu board together,” said Campbell, fondly remembering the night. “It was 11 at night, and I just wrote, ‘We’re glad you are here.’”

But above all else, Campbell and Gerlach simply want to make sure their customers know that their loyalty means a lot to them, just as it did before the doors even opened.

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Best Place to Work Remotely

Queen City Bakery

by Dawn Geertsema “It’s a place for everyone,” said Queen City Bakery co-owner Mitch Jackson. “We wanted to curate that community so that everybody felt welcome.” Queen City Bakery, located in downtown Sioux Falls, started bustling with students, CEOs, artists, and politicians in 2008. “It’s not a coffee shop vibe. It’s not a fancy, sit-down restaurant vibe. It’s a mixture of both,” said Jackson. “You’ve got students in the corner studying, and you’ve got people making multimillion-dollar deals.” With Jackson running the front of the house, and recipes flowing from his wife and partner, Kristine, the bakery offers the friendly and calm ambiance needed for meetings, interviews, or just a relaxing afternoon with friends. But when the pandemic started in March, they made the difficult decision to cut down to only to-go options, closing tables.

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“We’ve got to keep our staff safe, and we’ve got to keep our customers safe,” explained Jackson. “That’s our first priority.” Though they hope to open their seating again, Jackson says he doesn’t expect it to happen soon. “For me to not have people here is difficult,” he said. “It’s difficult to talk to them for the couple of minutes they’re in line and then send them packing.” But as soon as they see the light at the end of the pandemic, the Jacksons are excited to welcome guests back again and to give them the escape they need from their everyday lives. “We wanted to have a place that didn’t feel like it was in the Midwest,” said Jackson. “People need to be able to go to a different place."

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Best Place to Leave Your Name

Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill Jerry Johnston runs Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill on Main Street in Interior. Feel like a regular the moment you enter the western-style building with dollars up strewn about the walls, ceiling, and banisters with signatures, drawings, and inside jokes in permanent marker. “People come in and put a dollar up and come back years later and find their dollar,” he said. “If I ever take any down—I’ve taken about $500 down—it goes to Make-a-Wish South Dakota.” After you leave your mark, have a whiskey or order some grub.

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Best Annual Event

Siouxland Renaissance Festival Huzzah! Play in the past at the annual Siouxland Renaissance Festival in Sioux Falls. Enter “Shrewsbury,” where you can attend a jousting, eat a turkey leg, and even see Queen Elizabeth walking about. Shop for items like chalices, swords, and gifts for yourself or the family. Watch performances all over the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, and listen to live music and comedy acts. And don’t forget to stop by the beer and mead tent to cool off during the June event. Keep up with the latest by signing up for The Court Herald newsletter for 2021.

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Best Road Trip Stop

1880 Town Step into the Wild West at 1880 Town. Grab a sarsaparilla and watch live entertainment, get your own sheriff ’s badge, rent a costume for the day and get into your own western getup, do rope tricks and wagon rides with Wild Bill, and visit set pieces from Dances with Wolves. Don’t forget to also stop by the Casey Tibbs Museum, and grab a bite at the ‘50s diner when you’re finished. But let’s not forget one of the biggest highlights: Otis the Camel.

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Best Summertime Stop

Nick’s Hamburger Shop

Best Place to Play with the Family (or Solo)

Great Bear Ski Valley

It all began with a little stove burning “white gas” for South Dakota State University’s Hobo Day in 1929. Harold and Gladys Nikalson made what are now some of the most famous burgers in the state and is currently Nick’s Hamburger Shop. The quaint, casual restaurant has “grab a seat at the counter” vibes. It’s not irregular to grab a couple of the smaller burgers, but save room for a malt, homemade pie, or a float.

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Cottage on Saint Cloud by Dawn Geertsema A few years ago, Kari Kadrmas and her husband decided to move to a smaller home in the historic district of Rapid City after their children had all left for college. “I realized I had downsized too far because when all three of my adult kids came home someone would have to blow up the air mattress,� said Kari. When the quaint 1917 cottage next door to their new home went on the market, Kari says the couple took that as the perfect opportunity to renovate it as a guest house and Airbnb. And the Cottage on Saint Cloud was born.

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(Turn)Key Location The rental is located only half a mile from Skyline Wilderness Area. The 150-acre park offers many secluded hiking and biking trails for nature enthusiasts. “We are in the heart of the city, and yet in minutes it feels like you're out in the wilderness,” explained Kari.

The rental is also only a mile from various restaurants and shops downtown. “To me it's a great location. It’s a great jumping-off point to access the attractions in the Black Hills,” said Kari.

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“To me it's a peaceful little place. Even though it’s about a half a block away from a busy street in Rapid, it's pretty quiet and peaceful.” -Kari

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COTTAGE AMENITIES 8 Guests

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Rapid Renovations Because the home was built over 100 years ago, it needed plenty of “TLC.” Kari says they renovated everything from the basement to the backyard to the bedrooms and bathrooms. With the help of contractors, the couple expanded the kitchen, took out walls, and even vaulted the ceilings to add space for the loft, where there is room for four people to sleep. One of Kari’s favorite renovations was the outside, where there's a large pergola resting over a cozy seating area with a fire pit. As Kari puts it, “It’s a brand-new house from [the past].” Gone are many of the outdated features, but the original brick chimney tower in the center remains. Now the home is decorated in a modern minimalist style that Kari says has East Coast influence. From the hardwood floors, the stairs to the loft, and beams to the matching detail on the stove range, the wood accents tie the spaces together. The wood inside even coordinates with the pergola and other features through the double patio doors to the backyard. The neutral color palette is paired with navy blue to round out a somewhat nautical theme. Next on the renovation to-do list is the garage in the back, according to Kari.

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“I was a teacher and then a stay-at-home mom for years. Then I went and took some interior design classes. For me, this is my first big project, and this cottage is kind of my résumé.”

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GUESTBOOK GRAPHICS Kari says her favorite entry in the guestbook was a drawing of the backyard space by a talented sketch artist from Seattle.

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Superhost After purchasing the house two years ago and investing a year into renovations, the cottage is almost finished. And Kari says she loves being an Airbnb host, which is proven by her ratings. She’s a Superhost, after all. Kari has had a steady 5.0 on airbnb.com since joining in 2019. “I’ve been so busy with the Airbnb that my family doesn’t even get to stay there,” laughed Kari. “It’s fun to have a space that families can come and make really happy memories, and I was surprised at how joyful that is for me.” And that’s what makes the Cottage on Saint Cloud all worth it for its visionary.

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Alexa Giebink by Dawn Geertsema Writer Alexa Giebink released her first book, Phoenix: Rising From Addiction, in 2015. After working at the Argus Leader covering the Sioux Falls entertainment scene, she transitioned to work at Great Bear Ski Valley. Now, as she works as their director of communications, Giebink hopes to complete a second book soon. The lover of words gave 605 a peek into her life when she’s not hitting the slopes.

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Ski Swap & Open House Head out to Great Bear Ski Valley on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. for deals on skiing supplies, snowboards, boots, clothing, and more.

Suburban Strikes

You can often find me and my family battling it out at GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes. My dad grew up bowling there, I bowled there as part of the Lincoln High School team, and now my husband and I have a healthy competition on the lanes.

Great Escape

One of my favorite things is to escape to the outdoors at Great Bear Ski Valley, going hiking in the summer and skiing or snowboarding in the winter.

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I'm a sucker for Golden Bowl Chinese Restaurant. I’d eat Moo Shu Chicken and Crab Rangoon any day of the week.

Carpenter Cocktails

I’ve fallen in love with the Carpenter Bar’s Sidecar cocktail. Whenever I bring visiting friends there, they’re always amazed to find a place like it in South Dakota.

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5 RANDOM FACTS » I just got married. After 10 years of dating, fellow Lincoln alumni Adam Jerstad and I finally got hitched at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in August. The day was perfect. » I worked as a groundskeeper for the Parks Department at the Great Plains Zoo [& Delbridge Museum of Natural History] for five years. [I] loved mowing and hanging out with the animals. [It was] one of my favorite jobs. » I have my B.A. in history from Gustavus Adolphus College. I also studied Latin. » I wrote a memoir about my mom’s battle with addiction titled Phoenix: Rising From Addiction. She’s nine years sober now. » I’ve been called the “Godmother of Chislic” after I wrote an article about the history of chislic for the Argus Leader, which sort of

Ricotta and Red Wine

My husband and I are obsessed with the [Ricotta appetizer] from R Wine Bar & Kitchen, and their delicious selection of Italian red wine.

Must-Have Meals

My go-to fast, casual lunch options are anything from Bagel Boy or the Gyro Plate with fries from Nick’s Gyros.

Crossing Off the Bucket List

I love to travel and go on adventurous dates with our friends. Locally we’ve learned how to scuba dive from Landshark Scuba & Snorkel, have gone horseback riding at Destiny Youth Ranch, have kayaked down the Big Sioux River, and have jumped out of an airplane with Skydiving Adventures in Luverne, MN.

Admiring Local Artists

I enjoy decorating our house with local art. Some artists gracing our walls include Jennifer White, Rodger Ellingson, Shaine Schroeder, and my dad, Brad Giebink.

led to it being voted the official state nosh. Being a judge for the inaugural South Dakota Chislic Festival in Freeman is one of my greatest accomplishments.

Partners on Projects

At our house we’re always in the middle of some kind of project, whether that’s restoring a 1954 GMC truck or building a camper. My husband and I probably spend way too much time (and money) at Ace Hardware and Menards.

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Best Entrepreneurial Couple

Thad & Chelsea Giedd by Dawn Geertsema “He’s my biggest cheerleader and supporter and is always reminding me that I can do the tough things even when I’m on the edge of giving up,” said Chelsea.

“It’s really great being married to someone who gets it,” said Chelsea’s Boutique owner Chelsea Giedd about her husband, Thad. “He’s always so understanding, supportive and loving, and I appreciate it so much.”

In the midst of their busy schedules, they always manage to find time for each other.

Thad is the brand manager and strategist at PINstudios and the license holder and lead organizer of TEDxSiouxFalls. “Chelsea is the real deal,” said Thad. “She knows how to create value, build a brand others can be a part of, and empower clients, customers, and staff. I have no shame in admitting she is the doer and achiever between the two of us.” Along with Chelsea’s Boutique, Chelsea is a business and life guide through her second business, My Purposeful Life, where she utilizes neuro-linguistic programming, reiki, and hypnotherapy to help women connect with themselves. Together, they support each other’s entrepreneurial goals from Chelsea’s podcast, My Purposeful Life, to Thad’s work at TEDxSiouxFalls. “Thad is like the silent assassin,” explained Chelsea. “He’s humble and kind and makes it seem like he isn’t involved in most things, but the truth is he does a lot behind the scenes.”

“We do set intentions on having at least one workday a week home together by 6 p.m. with no distractions, Friday night date nights, and Sunday lazy time together,” explained Thad. Chelsea added, “And when we aren’t navigating a pandemic, we really enjoy traveling to new places together and just being present in those moments and leaving work behind.” They say that for them, there’s nothing more important than each other. “The dynamic is certainly a partnership,” said Thad. “Just sometimes Chelsea is a few steps ahead as I catch up.” Chelsea said, “He’s literally my person, and there are a lot of days I feel strongly that I wouldn’t have made it through without him by my side.”

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Best Fashion

Corey Gross by Dawn Geertsema images by Phusuda Sheehan Self-employed photographer Corey Gross is inspired by various musicians and strangers he sees wandering the streets of Sioux Falls. Living in the Midwest, layering is a must for Gross, making it to the top of favorite outfit styles. “Anytime I can put a denim jacket over top of a shirt or button down with Chucks [Taylor] I’m a happy camper,” said Gross. Every day, he says he just goes with the flow of his emotions. From outfit to outfit, he aims to spice them up, opting to accessorize with a pair of glasses. “I have various glasses, and they all kind of evoke a different part of me,” he explained. “So whatever I’m feeling that day I will wear those and throw something together.” As trends cycle, Gross is excited for the comeback of ‘80s “Dad Jeans.” Whether he’s spending time with family, getting lost in music, or traveling, he wants to spread positivity and simultaneously embrace the darker parts of people. One of the ways he’s found to remain positive is through his clothing. Gross explained, “I think all that matters is wearing what you feel good in.”

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Best Voice

Vaney Hariri by Dawn Geertsema "I want people to embrace the idea of hearing themselves," said civic leader and entrepreneur Vaney Hariri. "We don't have to import everything. We can export our opinions and our voices out to the world." Hariri is also the co-founder of Think 3D Solutions and Thinker Networks, a member of the Sioux Falls Police Department (SFPD) Community Ambassadors, sits on several boards, and is a downtown Rotarian. “In the Midwest, we’ve oftentimes resigned to the idea that we’re not worth listening to,” he explained. “We’re always looking outwardly for content. I wanted to change that.” He dedicates much of his time to using his voice to promote productive conversations in the community and developing solutions to better the area. And Hariri works through various podcasts and media appearances to help work toward that goal. Listen to him on podcasts like The 605 Show, Thinking Out Loud, Let’s Talk, Disagree to a Degree, and various other platforms. He’s also released multiple music albums as V the Noble One since starting in the mid ‘90s.

“It’s less that I chose to do it, and it’s more of a necessity,” said Hariri. “Media is so important, and I don’t like other people speaking for me. For me, especially with my work in social justice, you’ve got to have a voice, and I want people to learn how to use theirs.” Earlier this year, Hariri set up conversations with the SFPD about race, community policing, and justice reforms. These talks were some of the most viewed programs on air through the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary and can still be found on its Facebook page. “I’m always working toward the goal of having an amazing community, one that is inclusive and compassionate, one that is intellectual and curious,” said Hariri. “A community that doesn’t allow other people to determine its limitations, one that isn’t afraid of doing something special, something big.”

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THE 605 BEST

Best Entrepreneur

Aaron Neiman

Best Buzzworthy Artist

Entrepreneur Aaron Neiman is behind some of 605’s favorite stops in South Dakota. Harriet & Oak in Rapid City and Blackbird Espresso in Spearfish both are both some of the first places we go to grab a pour-over coffee or a tea (an Iced London Fog is to die), or to grab a scratch-made baked item. Green Bean Coffeehouse in Spearfish is also a wonderful spot in other ways, like a Vanilla Chai and a Reuben. Love the baked items in all three locations? 8th Avenue Bakery in Belle Fourche is an artisanal bakery carrying those items and more.

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Best Local Performers

Madison Elliott & Madeleine Scott Madison Elliott and Madeleine Scott created the Park & Art Collective to continue bringing the energy of live performances to people during the pandemic. The Headlights Theater is a pop-up production in parking lots featuring local musicians accompanied by dancers. People typically don’t know where they’re going for the venue until an hour prior to showtime.

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THE 605 BEST

best believer

Jen Kolb by Dawn Geertsema Jen Kolb, founder of The Kitchen, is "refusing to accept the status quo" as she joins forces with Jada Dobesh to combine The Kitchen with Selah Space. “I couldn't accept that I had to choose between succeeding in my career or being present as a mother,” said Kolb. “I'm so proud of the version of The Kitchen that exists today. We're really making a difference for people who refuse to hear ‘that's just how it is’ without doing something about it.” In February 2020, Kolb opened the doors to The Kitchen—a place where women can come together to work, focus on their well-being, and “pour” themselves into their homes and communities. The doors closed again in March despite the goal-breaking interest from the community. “We attempted to get back to work with our remaining members in June but became acutely aware that it was no longer possible to gather in large numbers safely,” said Kolb. “I decided to close the doors permanently in August.” But Kolb was determined. “The need for a place like The Kitchen didn't go away because of COVID-19,” said Kolb. “I think in some sense, it's opened our eyes to the idea that we don't have to accept the status quo when it comes to our workplaces and our work/life rhythms.” Working at The Kitchen, Kolb met Dobesh. “It became clear to us that our missions were one in the same,” recalled Kolb. “We both have a passion for enabling people to feel good about their lives in a holistic way.” So, Kolb moved The Kitchen into Dobesh’s cooperative wellness center, Selah Space, with the doors set to open once again in November 2020. “The relationships that have been built through The Kitchen are incredibly inspiring, and I hope that community feeling finds its way to a new generation of business and community leaders,” said Kolb. While The Kitchen survived the pandemic’s obstacles, Kolb has some advice for other struggling businesses: Have patience. “I hope that people within the business community are giving themselves grace right now—these are not normal times and there are no playbooks for how to get through something like this,” stressed Kolb. “Taking care of yourself in a loving and healthy way is an investment that will always be worth it.”

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Best Local Artist

Elisabeth Hunstad Elisabeth Hunstad has been known for her “small stature, huge sound.” One minute she’s singing Lady Gaga, and the next she’s belting Aretha Franklin’s Respect. On top of that, her upbeat attitude is also a reason why she’s a local favorite, playing anything from festivals to wine dinners. She’s worn Christmas hats for parties, sang the chorus to Iggy Azalea’s Fancy for rap karaoke for 605 publisher Alana Snyder, and recently brought her keyboard onto the Sip-NCycle to play for riders.

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Best Band to See Live

Camp Comfort With sounds of a funk that brings vibes of Sublime, Rapid City's Camp Comfort draws large crowds whether they play on a small patio or on a stage at a festival. The group has appeared on the local program The White Wall Sessions, and they have their newest album, Day One Dream, with original music. But the group isn’t too good for a solid cover song list, and keeps the people jamming (sometimes until they feel like stopping at 2 a.m.).

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Best team spirit

“Mini Mascot” Nick Ellerbroek

Frequently a friend will join them and do live paintings during performances.

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Meet the Creative

Amanda Boerger by Dawn Geertsema images by Phusuda Sheehan “I genuinely care about making the most beautiful work I can,” said Sioux Falls artist Amanda Boerger. “When you buy a handmade piece of art from me, you’re buying an object that has been infused with so much time and energy.” Boerger has been selling her pop, eclectic, and portrait art over the past two years from her website and Instagram. Her business, Existential Pencil, has taken off, and she says she’s having a blast getting to know her customers and the curators she crosses paths with. Boerger shared a look into her art and her life with the 605 team.

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PEOPLE MIGHT KNOW ME FROM… my nude selfie collages on

Instagram. These were born early quarantine when the restaurant I work at on Sundays (M.B. Haskett Delicatessen) closed for a month to reorganize. [The collages] were really popular, and they got me through that month financially. I feel like they’re really relatable and timely. They lightly express intimacy in a time of isolation.

I STARTED SELLING MY ART BECAUSE… I made so much of it, and

I needed to make space for new stuff. I really only began selling seriously over the past two years, despite making heaps of work over the past decade.

IN MY FREE TIME, I’M… constantly making art. If I’m not working on a commission or a continuation of a series, I’m experimenting. When I need a break from working in paint (my forte), I sculpt or write (not my forte). I haven’t had much free time outside of my art and work life lately, but when I do, I really love leisurely reading about human psychology and neuroscience.

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS ARE… life, people, and psychology. So much

of my work really just aims to portray the human condition and normal daily life. In terms of artists that inspire me, I adore Henri Matisse, Alice Neel, and David Hockney.

THE BEST PART OF OWNING MY OWN BUSINESS IS… getting to know people.

Between the curators who display my work and the clients who seek me out for commissions, I find it super fun to have those moments of collaboration in the idea process.

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MY FAVORITE PROJECTS ARE… usually what I’m working on in the

present. Currently, I’m working on portraying select members of my community loosely and on a large scale in paint and collage. Right now this project is my favorite because it’s novel to me, and it combines a lot of techniques I learned from past projects.

SOMETHING I RECOMMEND IS… since my

customers are often seeking portraits of themselves, I ask that they feel good or are working to feel good about themselves. It can be odd sometimes to see yourself photographed at a candid angle, let alone scribbled down in a sometimes expressive manner by me.

I REMEMBER…

once when I was in preschool, I waited until I knew my parents were asleep, and I crept to the attic to work on a detailed, colored-pencil collage of my family in our minivan. I guess from an early age I experienced and reveled in the process of creating. I only ever stopped really for a couple years in high school because I was utterly selfconscious of artmaking and everything else.

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WHEN I WALK AROUND DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS, ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO STOP BY IS… M.B. Haskett. I love Mike Haskett

so much. He’s let me waitress on and off over the last five years per my financial needs, and I really appreciate it. That sort of looseness and trust in an employer has been so conducive to getting my art career off the ground. Oh, and the food is the best quality and taste in Sioux Falls, in my opinion.

WHEN WE GO OUT… my boyfriend and I

have a bit of a habit of grabbing a discounted pint at Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen on Mondays, and we grab Sushi Masa for any and all remotely special occasions.

MY FAVORITE PLACE TO GO FOR INSPIRATION IS… an art museum. My birthday

was in late September, and my boyfriend and I visited The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. I felt so refreshed. My favorite piece that I saw was The Record Player by Karl Hofer.

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The group that helps people worldwide explore South Dakota and “find your great place,” South Dakota Tourism works hard to promote why people should explore the 605 and where to go while you’re at it. Creating #HiFromSD and starting celebrations like 605 Day (June 5), South Dakota Tourism is constantly hustling for our state, collecting data and marketing interesting and fun things internationally every day. And just one way is through social media. Influencers, fan photos, takeovers, and business features are just some reasons why followers love @southdakota on Instagram and Twitter and southdakotatourism on Facebook.

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An institution in Sioux Falls since 1883, Look’s Market has had a long run as a family business. Now Look’s Marketplace, the brand includes a bakery, brewery, restaurant, grill, deli, and more. The large establishment also is a grocer, which includes homemade items like Look’s ranch dressing. It’s hard to compete in a state known for its love of the dip, but the people have spoken.

Chris Hintz is all about “elevating your event.” Co-owner and co-founder of Pinnacle Productions and PINStudios, Hintz started in the DJ industry solo and has grown his company into over 1,500 events annually with around 32 team members busy working on weddings, production, DJing, films, photo booths, and more. The crew has done the 2020 “pivot” booking a large amount of livestream events, along with regular bookings. In addition to with working on Pinnacle, Hintz is known for networking with other business professionals and chatting through strategy and tips with fellow entrepreneurs.

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Love Notes passed through a New England haze. Severance Brewing’s flagship hazy IPA boasts citrus and pineapple character from Citra and Mosaic hops — without much bitterness.

Cibolero

Mexican Chocolate Stout ABV: 6%

IBU: 50

Brewed with a generous amount of chocolate malt, organic cocoa, cinnamon, and a trio of chili peppers, Cibolero (the name for Mexican buffalo hunters) pays homage to the chocolate enjoyed by colonial Mexican cultures. It pours with a deep black color and a tan head.

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This imperial stout is brewed with cocoa nibs, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups.

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Wild Hare Cream Ale ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 13

The brewery’s best-selling beer is a smooth, unassuming, and approachable cream ale. Light in color, this beer has a light sweetness and underlying citrus notes that make it appealing to craft beer and domestic beer fans alike. Try with a dash of homemade lemonade for a pub shandy.


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Wild Sour Ale ABV: 5%

IBU: 16

Tangerine Sour Ale is a clear, golden citrine color resembling a yellow variety of quartz. It has a bitter, citrus nose with a crisp and refreshing tartness. The taste of citrus shines bright above the spicy dry finish of this sour ale. Made with A Homestead Brew’s Centennial hops.

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ABV: 10.1%

IBU: 72

Named after the mining term for finding gold-rich ground, Pay Dirt is a bourbon barrelaged imperial stout that boasts notes of cocoa and earthy bitterness that are balanced out by notes of bourbon and malty sweetness. Sandi’s Signature: Aged in bourbon barrels for one year.

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Nick Ellerbroek 605 PROFILE

by Dawn Geertsema

After spending the last eight years being a part-time mascot, 11-year-old Nick Ellerbroek’s name is now mentioned in the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, IN, as the Youngest Professional Mascot. At 4 years old, Ellerbroek started his career, and it’s taken him all across the country. Ellerbroek has performed for many local and national teams, including the Chicago Bulls, the Sioux Falls Canaries, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Harlem Globetrotters, and more.

LOCALLY, FANS CAN SEE ELLERBROEK AS PEEP (WITH CAGEY OF THE SIOUX FALLS CANARIES) AND TIPTOE (WITH STOMP OF THE SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE).

A couple of the tricks he’s most proud of are his one-footed hoverboard ride and his one-handed cartwheels. Ellerbroek shared with 605 some secrets of his trade, the best concession item he’s tried, and which mascot he wants to be when he grows up.

WHEN DID YOU BECOME A MASCOT?

WHAT’S THE BEST CONCESSION FOOD SNACK?

I really liked the Skyforce mascot, [Thunder], and wanted to see more mascots. My mom looked up mascots for me, and I loved Benny the Bull from the Chicago Bulls right away. I wanted to be him for Halloween, so my mom cut the head off an Elmo costume and got me a head, tail, jersey, shorts, and gloves. I would wear it all the time. I would also watch Benny’s videos and practice his dance moves every day. My mom sent a note to Benny just to show him what a superfan I was, and he wrote back within the hour. He wanted me to come out to Chicago to meet him and mascot a game with him. It was so fun.

I like the blue raspberry slushie that they named The Peep at the Canaries' “Birdcage” [Sioux Falls Stadium]. I also like pizza and nachos.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF BEING A MASCOT? I love to mess around with fans, and they don’t know who you are. I also like to do fun skits and dances and get the crowd cheering.

WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU WANT TO DO AS A MASCOT BUT HAVEN’T YET? I really want to be able to ride my dirt bike down a big flight of stairs, but nobody will let me. They all think I'll get hurt... but "Careful" is my middle name, so I won’t.

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DO YOU WANT TO BE A MASCOT FOR A SPORTS TEAM WHEN YOU GROW UP? Heck yeah! I want to be Aubie at Auburn University and then Benny the Bull.

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