The 49th Annual Roundup — Friday, September 26, 2014
Feel the earth tremble as the hooves of more than 1,300 American buffalo pound through the valley. At the 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup, herdsmen on horseback spur them over the ridge, down the hill and into corrals for sorting.
The entire Custer State herd passes by only a few hundred feet from your seat. After they are safely in the corrals, you can watch as the herd is sorted, branded, tested, and treated.
What is a Roundup?
Custer State Park is home to one of the largest American bison herds in the world. The annual roundup keeps the population in balance with the available land and resources. Most return right back to their home, the grasslands of Custer State Park.
The event is open to the public and attracts more than 14,000 people each year. Plan your trip at the Custer State Park Resort to coincide with this one-of-a-kind event.
Come for the Roundup, Stay for the Arts Festival!
The 21st Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival will be held Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28, on the grounds of the State Game Lodge.
Many events will accompany this year's festival, including:
- Pancake Feed Saturday & Sunday mornings
- Continuous entertainment under the big top
- Annual Chili Cook-off and Dutch Oven Cook-off
- Living history recreations
Many, many more events and activities are being planned. Don’t miss out on one of South Dakota’s great events!
More information on the Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival can be found through South Dakota's Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
Buffalo Roundup Vendor Information
You are invited to participate in this year's Art Festival by setting up a booth to sell your artwork or craft. You will need to provide your own table, tent, chair or anything else necessary to operate your booth. Electricity will not be available.
One exempt pass will be sent to you to provide free entrance into the park for the weekend. Lodging & camping is available in the park. For lodging reservations, please call 1.888.875.0001. For camping reservations, call 1.800.710.2267.
Custer State Park Resort is an authorized concessionaire of South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish & Parks, serving the public in Custer State Park.
How to Participate
All parties interested in obtaining space and permit to display and sell merchandise or promote services during the Buffalo Roundup Arts festival should contact Craig Gill at Custer State Park Resort.
To apply for a booth space, please complete this application and mail it with the non-refundable fee to:
Custer State Park Resort
Attention: Craig Gill
13389 US Highways 16A
Custer, SD 57730
For more information, please call 605.255.4541.